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Today’s Revolutionaries

November 2, 2010

“Today’s revolutionaries are young thought leaders who are invited to counsel politicians and generals.  Today’s revolutionaries are entrepreneurs who start businesses to build a brighter future not just a bigger bank account. Today’s revolutionaries are not pressured to make quarterly results, they are driven to build strong companies that care for those invested in their cause over those who invested in their business.” —Simon Sinek

I absolutely love this quote from Simon Sinek, probably because I am one of those revolutionary entrepreneur types.

One of the things I love most about Siem Reap is that bright, young, creative revolutionaries populate it. It has become home to an inspired group of talented and passionate entrepreneurs who are building businesses based on the changes they wish to see in the world.

Compared to where most of us are from, risk is minimal. Start-up costs are low. The possibilities are endless for those who remain flexible, who adapt easily. If you can dream it, you can do it.

The added bonus is that since we’re all starting from scratch in a new land, we have the freedom to do it our way. We create businesses that embody the values we hold most dearly. We focus on the process and our employees to make sure how we work is in line with why we work.

Most of us have multiple bottom lines. Making money is important, but so are the services we offer. More money means more services, which means we’re a bigger benefit to the community.

Revolutionary entrepreneurs are young thought leaders because they’ve found the delicate mix of vision and realization, business and heart, idealism and pragmatism.

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