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.