So, we left off with the human spirit of *perpetual creativity*. Indeed, a big part of what makes us all special.
But what else did America’s founders understand?
They also knew why successful nations needed to be fundamentally different. They understood that the “old world” was built on one very subtle but extremely powerful social force that was not sustainable any longer. This force was called “Tribalism” and is what constitutes the fundamental basis of most other nations. Instead,a far superior answer is called “Individualism”; built on diversitMicro-Entrepreneurship 2.0 and find out why it is a powerful tool to drive grit on a micro levely, inclusion, and the power of individual freedom.
Hence, great nations are not designed as Tribes of codependent members, they are designed to build Unions of independent and free people. Unions of diverse freedom seeking individuals, companies, towns, and states.
But, not because it is an idealistic vision, but because experience shows us that tribes and tribal nation building is fundamentally built on exclusion, and exclusion has no place in a society that understands the power of perpetual creativity (see previous post). A nation like America was always thinking forward. Way way forward.
But, what does Individualism have to do with sustainability, inclusion, diversity, education, and decentralization? Simply, everything.
As briefly stated in the previous post [Block 001], the above social components are extremely critical in attaining true freedom and creativity while achieving ultimate independence for all stakeholders across all levels of society. This fundamental thinking is such an integral part of successful nation building that it even naturally manifests itself on an ultra-micro level of a self-sustaining *homestead* idea seen around the world. Simply put, tribes don’t build independent homesteads, tribes build huts, forts, castles, and towers. Yes, it’s a hard habit to break. But, a nation that is engineered to be perpetually innovative is uniquely so devised not to be a Tribe for very important reasons. Reasons that must be well understood and well preserved. We must try.
(We won’t mention the recent trend of “Find Your Tribe” marketing – Nothing builds exclusion more than tribes).
So, fine, but what does all this stuff have to do with micro-entrepreneurship? That’s the interesting part indeed.
There is this notion that great nations are nations of entrepreneurs, rightfully so. But what this label leaves out of the equation is that great nations are uniquely *designed* for entrepreneurship, more precisely, specifically built for and on “micro-entrepreneurship”. This is also exactly why they are able to economically surpass all other nations, especially in the field of innovation. The only reason why such nations slow down in leadership on self-sustainability, inclusion, diversity, education, and independent freedom seeking decentralization is simply because they over time lose the “micro” in entrepreneurship and start centralizing the process, building towers, and naturally building tribes (with quite a lot of help from social media). Yes, it is a hard habit to break.
(Ironically, some “places” of the world that were built on tribalism also started playing with the Union idea, they appreciate the power of *perpetual creativity* fueled by individualism. But, some habits are very hard to break.)
Back to micro-entrepreneurship… Interestingly, an iconic catalyst to the unique approach to independent micro-entrepreneurship is in fact the American homestead concept. A great example how unique self driven independence starts, not by accident, but by very smart design. The iconic core concept of a traditional American homestead serves not only as a great practical lesson on micro-entrepreneurship, but also teaches the importance of environmental sustainability, of nature, and of inclusion; Yes, everyone has a job to do. But, the point here isn’t to go back in time, reather to relaunch Micro-Entrepreneurship 2.0 on truly great principles.
So, before we can make humanity great again, we must reappreciate what makes it great in the first place.
(to be continued)