PHILIP E. AUERSWALD
Philip E. Auerswald
Thursday, May 3, 7:00 p.m.
Auerswald argues that it is time to overcome the outdated narratives of fear that dominate public discourse and to grasp the powerful momentum of progress. Acknowledging the gravity of today's greatest global challenges--like climate change, water scarcity, and rapid urbanization--Auerswald emphasizes that the choices we make today will determine the extent and reach of the coming prosperity. To make the most of this epochal transition, he writes, the key is entrepreneurship.
Entrepreneurs introduce new products and services, expand the range of global knowledge networks, and, most importantly, challenge established business interests, maintaining the vitality of mature capitalist economies and enhancing the viability of emerging ones. Auerswald frames narratives of inspiring entrepreneurs within the sweep of human history. The book's deft analysis of economic trends is enlivened by stories of entrepreneurs making an outsize difference in their communities and the world.
Philip Auerswald is an associate professor at the School of Public Policy and a senior fellow at the Kauffman Foundation. His work is about entrepreneurship and innovation in a global context. Since 2010 Professor Auerswald has served as an adviser to the Clinton Global Initiative on topics related to job creation, education, and market-based strategy. He is the co-founder and co-editor of Innovations: Technology | Governance | Globalization, a quarterly journal from MIT Press about entrepreneurial solutions to global challenges; he is also an associate at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard University.
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