This week, Founders Alliance global large scale founders exchange culminates with The 4th Entrepreneurs World Summit in Stockholm where 80 international entrepreneurs of mid and large sized companies (“Grown ups”) meet to collaborate and foster sustainable large global companies and thereby contribute to the development our global society.
This year the entrepreneurs come from seven countries including: Finland, Netherlands, USA, China, Switzerland, Lithuania, Germany and Sweden to fuel energy, knowledge & trust for their further global expansion, leadership and sustainable and responsible ownership.
- Strategic Global Organization & Leadership with Camilla van den Boom, Founder, Sturrm (NL),
- Global Growth by Acquisitions with Magnus Nilsson, co-founder iZettle (SWE)
- Social Entrepreneurship with David Batstone, Founder, Just Business (USA)
- Happiness & Personal Leadership with Markus Wartiovaara, entrepreneur & Dr. at Hanken Business School (FIN)
- Global Strategic Branding with Christian Ihre, Co-founder, Lynxeye (SWE)
- Return of the Vikings – Nordic Leadership in Times of Extreme Change and Uncertainty.with Chris Shern, Dr. at IME (DEN)
The Global Large Scale Founders Exchange
Througout the last 5 years, we have been interacting with hundreds of large scale founders across the globe to bring value to and create a global exchange of trust and results to further sustainable corporate creation thereby bridging the world of large scale entrepreneurs. Some example of common denominators among these entrepreneurs are:
- They are all leaders of their ecosystems of companies, owners in other growth entrepreneur companies and highly engaged in social organizations & causes
- Their leadership and work benefit their employees, co-owners, board members, suppliers, customers and contribute to the welfare of society.
- They are all challenges by time and balance in life trying to managing their entrepreneurship with their private and family life.
- Yet they are all positive and forward looking people, driven by creation and positive change
- They represent the true definition of the Entrepreneur made by Professor Joseph Schumpeter (born 1883) (see below).
After this years Entrepreneurs World Summit our joint and endless work to benefit society through the exchange between & value to large scale entrepreneurs continues.
The definition of the Entrepreneur by Joseph Schumpeter
”It takes a special kind of person to overcome the entrepreneurial difficulties. In contrast to the ”economic man”, who carefully calculates marginal costs and revenues of alternative courses of action on the basis of known data, the entrepreneur must be a man or women of vision, of daring, willing to take chances, to strike out, largely on the basis of intuition, on courses of action in direct opposition to the established, settled patterns of the circular flow. The entrepreneur is more of a ”heroic” than economic figure: he must have ” the drive and the will to found a private kingdom as a ”captain of the industry”, ”the will to conquer”, to fight for the sake of the fight rather than simply the financial gains of the combat; the desire to create new things – even at the expense of destroying old patterns of thought and action.”