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McKinsey on Society’s “Entrepreneurship Without Boundaries” Series Features Insights from Members of the Endeavor Network

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Consulting firm McKinsey & Co.’s McKinsey on Society feature offers insights on the people, organizations and ideas that are transforming the world. The current topic focuses on Entrepreneurship Without Boundaries  and explores how this generation’s entrepreneurs are making an impact across industries and nations. Endeavor supporters like network member Fadi Ghandour, 2013 Entrepreneur Summit speaker Chris Schroeder and 2013 Gala honoree Richard Branson have all offered their own insights for the series.

In his piece, Fadi Ghandour, founder and vice chairman of Aramex, discusses the concept of  ‘corporate entrepreneurship responsibility’, which is his take on the need for private sector firms to actively promote entrepreneurship and job creation beyond traditional CSR efforts. The future of international development, Ghandour explains, requires private sector companies to mentor, finance and market emerging entrepreneurs so that they can, in turn, spur economic and social growth. As an active member of the Endeavor network, Ghandour was honored at the 2011 Endeavor Gala for his work. Click here to continue to his full article.

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Sir Richard Branson, Chris Schroeder and Fadi Ghandour

Chris Schroeder, a U.S.-based Internet entrepreneur, investor and author, offered his insights on the Arab world’s startup ecosystem, providing four ‘steps’ for Arab governments and communities to leverage the startup revolution in the region. Schroeder explains that political and economic progress will play an important role in the growth of the entrepreneurial community in the Middle East, particularly when it comes to transforming regulated regimes and trade restrictions. Schroeder was a keynote speaker at the 2013 Endeavor Summit in Palo Alto, CA. Click here to continue to his full article.

Founder of Virgin Group and serial entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson spotlights the need to support and invest in entrepreneurs at a young age in his article, telling the stories of budding entrepreneurs that have found support at his Branson Centre for Entrepreneurship. He discusses the ways in which various realms of authority can better support and encourage startup mentalities among young adults, including educational programming, increased government investment, and active corporate mentorship. Sir Branson was honored at the 2013 Endeavor Gala for his work. Click here to to continue to his full article.

 

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