Last month I was honoured to give a TED TALK on Entrepreneurial Socialism, something that I’m very passionate about. Many might assume that I was brought into this world with a silver spoon in my mouth, but hopefully this video will guide you away from that view.
I was born the son of a docker, and have become anchored by my social responsibility for my city. After succeeding as a businessman, my plans for the future are now focused on giving back.
I hope you enjoy watching this video as I have shared a part of my life which was tough to think back to, but if you are having a rough time or you know someone who is, then please have a watch and share this story. I hope it inspires you in someway to get out of the dark place and rise again to find the light.
It would be amazing if you were to leave a comment and share this with your friends as the more people who see this video, the more we may embarrass other businesses to help their communities.
What is a TedTalk?
TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages. Meanwhile, independently run TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world.
What is Entrepreneurial Socialism?
Seldom do you find these two words bundled together; they are clearly aligned to the extremes of our political parties, but I believe, through my own experiences and practise, that the two can harmonise. When you look into the mechanics of both extremes, you see a vision where two opposites can actually attract.
I strongly believe that entrepreneurs and businesses need to work with socialism and be anchored with social responsibility.
You can read more about how I think Entrepreneurial Socialism is the new form of politics we need to embrace to save the UK: https://lawrencekenwright.co.uk/entrepeneurial-socialism/