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Economy of Post Pandemic Future & New Elections

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Naseem Javeed

Never ever before in the history of humankind, the economic behaviorism across the world suddenly surrendered to a single calamity, affecting the majority of the global populace suffering in prolonged continuity. The side effect of such complexity juxtaposed with technological access can bring sweeping changes to our assumed complacency. All traditional problem solving and conventional thinking styles now considered dangerous to economic growth and social balances.

Alarm bells are still inaudible. Without real value-creation for common good,national economies are illusionary; make belief successes and only crypto-tyrannies. Some 200 nations are trying to stand up to post pandemic recovery, some 10,000 cites trying to re-open. There are also some 100 national elections already scheduled across the world within the next 500 days. Most campaigns focused on new survival will test the new narratives on building midsize business economies.  Globally, the audience of many billions is expecting truthful answers therefore, needed urgently are the authoritative narratives already missing from media, academia and local political leadership showing gaps on futuristic literacy on midsize economic transformations. Covidian, the survivors of the pandemic will reject lip service over real action but equally cooperate and work with new honest approaches.

Re-creating election campaigns: Firstly, if kissing babies is dangerous for health reasons, promising full national employment is also kissing goodbye to incumbency. Futurism is Workless; study more on Google, how perpetual robotization eliminates ‘work’ known as humankind’s productivity. Needed today, a new global-age ‘Nouveau Occupationalism’ how new occupational activities must recognize acceptable, respectable as real occupations. Required is a deeper understanding of how 500 million new entrepreneurs are now on the march from Asia while western economies still so ‘job-seekers’ focused ignoring ‘job-creators’ needs and their byproducts via national mobilization of entrepreneurialism.

Without entrepreneurialism centrality, bureaucracies alone simply cannot lay that egg. The double edge sword strikes, when achieving higher global standards, out of fear old thinking kills bold open collaborative approaches resulting in lingering mediocrity. Study the SME programs of some top few dozen nations, the graveyards of failed and lingering piece-meal projects. On global age performances and upskilling, if survival of the fittest is in order, the time to call it has arrived. Economic development is not a PR sloganeering exercise; it is a tactical battlefield in search of warriors.

Re-creating new understanding of small medium business economy: Globally speaking, the main reason, why old-school economic models in western economies on small and medium business economy frontmiserably fail, unable to fully decipher the big puzzle “if big business is big, but small business way much larger” what else were they supposed to do, really? Big was always taken care, and always, while anything small always bundled as miscellaneous abandoned residual of sorts left at the doorsteps of Ministry in the hush of night. Out of the league, was the required understanding on the advancements of national mobilization of midsize businesses on entrepreneurial platforms of upskilling and out of fears for being too out of box and entrepreneurial adventures in nature?

Digitization is the missing chain link to the future economy, lacking on digitization of any midsize business base is not only critical but lack of understanding of such programs is tragic. This stage of advancements is outside website management and social media rhetoric. Of course, front line economic development teams need special upskilling to achieve virtualized economies as such tasks demand intense experience and special skills with no room for novices. Study some major oddities of SME digitization programs. Post recovery suggests thorough certification to articulate on such topics with highly specific and pragmatic solutions because one size fits all bundled SME solution is seriously detrimental to the bigger cause. Digitization of midsize economies will save national economies but it is more than government funded small on/off digital switches, it is about boosting global business and entrepreneurial access on digital platforms.

Leave the rich and super-rich alone: National opinions around the world on super-taxing the super-rich and stealing their wealth will never make nations rich or solve their chaos on their midsize economies. Needed are fair and honest tax systems, fair laws for all and honest tabulations for justice. Currently not one single national leader or groups of nations strong enough to stand up the already institutionalized tax loopholes managed by each nation’s top advisors is where some revolutionary adjustments called for. Fix the root cause; leave the properly earned wealth alone.

Re-creating education models: Economic prosperity is largely mobilization of entrepreneurialism.Entrepreneurialism is neither academia-born nor academic-centric. The grassroots prosperity is only a byproduct of entrepreneurial philosophy based real value creation productivity models and not confused with solely money-making-schemes economic models of value-manipulation.  Universities and colleges best for academics are simply not qualified to transform entrepreneurialism on a large scale.

Classroom trained, book knowledge is like training armies by drawing pictures of tanks or running around in class with water pistols. Imagine the day gourmet chefs start teaching surgery or dentistry, the time for liberal art majors to prophesize how to create next generation dropouts like Steve Jobs to alter the future of the world, consider a time to damage the nation’s entrepreneurialism  has arrived. True, not everyone is entrepreneurial and therefore so many other traits aggregate to form any successful organization.

Observe why it is always the entrepreneurial leadership that builds an enterprise, therefore, not having entrepreneurial representation at major economic decisions is a serious mistake. Today, business cum-entrepreneurial education outside creating hedge-funding assembly line workers for mega-corps is mainly a liability and definitely a debt burden to students. In order now; apologies from educational institutions with compensation for the lost years and student loans wipeout. Study more on Google how the lingering high price games of buying degrees from top Ivy League institutions across the world thrives.

“Allow Million qualified foreign entrepreneurs to park within your nation for 5-10 years under a special full tax-free visa and stay program. Which nations have qualified dialogue on such affairs? Bring in, land million entrepreneurs in your nation, and create 10 million plus jobs and new wealth in following years. Let your own institutions and frontline management learn how such economic developments created.  Be bold, as the time to strategize passed now time to revolutionize has arrived”. “Excerpted from keynote lecture by Naseem Javed, Global Citizen Forum, Dubai, 2013.”

The future of expensive business education entrepreneurial certification is dark.  Therefore, panic at Ministries of Economy and Trade across the world to push SME to acquire entrepreneurial training at local universities is only prolonging the problem. Solutions hidden in two folds, the new thinking to match global competition and secondly the recognition of global-age market expansion demands. Both require special upskilling.

Olympics of the Unemployed: As Futurism is Workless: March of the displaced replaced and misplaced billions of workers of the world rediscovering their talents and skills to uplift for the future.  A great opportunity for leaders to support their true struggle and not the riot gears.

These are the mostly liberated slaves from the cubicles, freedom fighters from the boardrooms and kamikazes from startup and innovation ghettos and organizational silos. They prefer not to go back to salt-mines of incompetency, where lingering fog always strangles new ideas and thinking. Nevertheless, the last 400 days of isolation, enlightened them as they witnessed the moons and stars, sunrises and sunsets, life and death and the rising towers of printed money and canyon of debts, business hierarchies drowning in the big flood while steerage strapped to bottom. Now they want their own lemonade stand to start their own journey and wish to become the road warriors of the tactical battlefields of entrepreneurialism. They seem ready to revolutionize our struggling economies.

Winners of elections are economically skilled leaders, although, economical footwork is smart entrepreneurial execution but not to be confused with pure fiscal management. Study deeply, this is where real entrepreneurialism thrives, why cost-cutting sinks and how entrepreneurial math works.  Accountancy tabulates the past and after the fact, while future and growth are purely entrepreneurial strategies, lack of such thinking will only crush national economies and creative algorithms to create fakery will only knit a stronger noose. As economies sink, the orchestra on the deck does not require life jackets, but upskilling on better management. Explore also Expothon Africaand how it is working with various governments on how to uplift midsize economies on digital platforms of entrepreneurialism and upskilling them for global exportability.

Re-consider survival options: As a post pandemic recovery processes,what does it take to bring “national mobilization of entrepreneurialism to midsize economy”? Start by identifying region-by-region, trade-by-trade, key expansion issues, match with pragmatic deployment programs and execution guidelines, apply screening and selection criteria as a blueprint to allow strategic planning. Entrepreneurial narrative is a mandatory prerequisite at all fronts otherwise; the outcome is just old style flat out confusion. Is this when entrepreneurial economies based on real value creation lead?

Entrepreneurialism based economies are driven by entrepreneurial minds.

The rest is easy