Introduction

This is a book about methods that can be used to help solve a problem that faces most societies in the world: the growing gap between the “haves” and the “have nots.” This is one of humankind’s “wicked” social problems. Wicked because of its current and potential deleterious effects on societal health and stability and because it seems intractable. One answer to the question of how to solve the problem is in a word, entrepreneurship. That is, giving those who have limited options financially (because of geography or social conditions) opportunities to create their own businesses, generate financial wealth for themselves and their families, and hire more people like themselves. This requires communities to think and act entrepreneurially ...

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