This post is from CNBC analyst Paul Kedrosky:
The opening festivities for Global Entrepreneurship Week, Malaysia, were Monday night in Kuala Lumpur, and they were eclectic and fascinating. With a mix of entrepreneurs, politicians, government officials, and organizers in attendance, the Malaysian team led by the indefatigable Dash (like Sting, his name is just one word) kicked things off with a night of speeches and, yes, drumming.
GEW Malaysia has more than 400 events planned this week, making it the largest GEW venue outside of the U.S. and the U.K. The passion for entrepreneurship here is palpable, both at the grass roots and the governmental level, as evidenced by the high participation in GEW events this week.
For my part, I spoke briefly about the obligation of the entrepreneur.
I explained why entrepreneurs are the change agents in the economy, and we need change more than ever right now, as evidenced by the financial, energy, and economic crises that right have so many people concerned. More likely than not, I said, the solutions to these crises will come from entrepreneurs, not from large companies or other vested Interests.
In Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Paul Kedrosky talks with Global Entrepreneurship Week host Dash Dhakshinamoorthy, from Warisan Global, about the activities planned for the week.
As part of Global Entrepreneurship Week, Paul Kedrosky talks with Dr. Sivapalan Vivekarajah, CEO of the Technopreneurs Association of Malaysia, in Kuala Lumpur.
Paul Kedrosky talks with the Global Entrepreneurship Week host Dash Dhakshinamoorthy from Warisan Global about being an entrepreneur in Malaysia.
Dr. Paul Kedrosky is an analyst for CNBC television; a columnist for TheStreet/RealMoney; the editor of Infectious Greed, one of the best-known business blogs on the Internet; and he is frequently quoted in major publications around the world. Kedrosky is a Senior Fellow at the Kauffman Foundation, where he is focused on entrepreneurship, innovation, and the future of risk capital.