This is the first of coming guest posts by Duane Thomas, Regional Connector, Adjunct Management Professor at Marshall University and a Community/Innovation Catalyst in Huntington, West Virginia.
We are previewing one of America’s very brightest lights, the Business Innovation Factory and Founder, Saul Kaplan, leading up to his visit here from Providence, Rhode Island, February 7-8.
In Tupelo, community development came before economic development, and that … has made all the difference.
People are constantly looking left and right for someone to lead – lead their community, lead their state, lead their country. WHAT happened to looking within?
Looking within our country, looking within our state, looking within our community? OR maybe the better question is: “Looking within ourselves?”
“If you want a better community, you will have to do it yourself. If you don’t do it, it will never get done.” – George McLean
The Lexington area, or looking more broadly, the Appalachian region from Lexington – Charleston – Pittsburgh – Columbus has an opportunity..
To WHAT? I can’t answer that question for you – YOU must look within yourself and answer it for your community, answer it for your state, and answer it for your country.
LeXenomics is providing an opportunity: Entrepreneurial and Innovation Exploration with Saul Kaplan for you to CREATE a better TODAY - in essence, lead your community, lead your state, and lead your country.
…what you CREATE, is up to YOU!