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Jakarta Post

(Ugly) truth about entrepreneurship

  • Dwitya Kirana Amry


Coventry, United Kingdom   /   Thu, December 5, 2019   /  11:26 am
(Ugly) truth about entrepreneurship As students increasingly pursue entrepreneurship, more universities are creating accelerator and incubator programs to support them.  (Shutterstock/Yulia Grigoryeva)

The recent appointments of young and highly successful individuals in senior positions within the government have created a glorified image of entrepreneurship, as these individuals are mostly young and highly successful chief executive officers of their start-ups and companies, a leader of change movement and an initiator of social initiatives. It has created an atmosphere that all Indonesian youth should aspire to be like them. Some might argue that we need more entrepreneurs and innovators in the country, hence a “let’s teach youngsters entrepreneurship and introduce them to the creative economy” type of education mind-set is taking over the education policymakers and decision-makers around the country. One key way that educational institutions seem to be responding to this is by teaching “entrepreneurship” to young students so they can also be succ...

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