Entrepreneur of Ideas Zinder Niger West Africa Monday, October 9, 2006
- Genius is one per cent inspiration and ninety-nine per cent perspiration. -
Attributed to Thomas Alva Edison (1847 - 1931) U.S. inventor. (2)
A good idea, nurtured, held in your hands, remember, not forgot, maybe written down, explained to all your friends, can blossom and turn into greatness. The small idea with the persistence of one person can change the world. There are people that change the world, Thomas Edison, Mahatma Ghandi, Bill Gates, John F Kennedy, Carnegie, etc, it is not a group of persons, and it was one person with a vision that continued until others followed.
A person with a good idea is actually a dime a dozen, the person with the persistence to take give the 99 percent perspiration to transform a good idea into greatness is unique.
The Eden Foundation here in Zinder has given me hope for NGO’s of the planet, I have found my first NGO that is doing good, for the sake of doing good. Through 99 percent perspiration and one percent inspiration, they have been entrepreneurs of idea on a project. By shear persistence they have mined the idea, sorts, categorized and found what works in the Sahel or lower part of the Sahara desert, they have found the solution to feed people. http://www.eden-foundation.org
It is dynamic, through trial and error, they have worked for over 20 years to take an idea and make it blossom.
I have a dream also, about ideas. There are so many good ideas, I, myself have databases full of good ideas from just me, I came up with them. How many will I nurture, feed, and grow until they blossom, I do not know, but I do know, I can make many of them grow, before I die.
There are people on the planet that need support, money is not the support, they need encouragement and belief in them, and then they need money. Money helps, but you cannot buy a persistent person. However, if you find one, I do hope they succeed before they give up for lack of money.
There are persons who are entrepreneurs of ideas, they are innovative and creative, they have many good ideas, and they spew forth with good ideas. Then comes the need to take a good idea and transform it into success, the 99 percent perspiration is applied to the idea.
I am very sad, I have never seen an NGO doing well, and they normally destroy more than they help. Making beggars of the world, they have spread a path of destruction on the planet, creating people with no desire to work and thrive, removing the pride of the people of the planet.
I only have seen one NGO in ten years of travel that I feel good about, I feel good about the Eden Foundation, what is good, if there is one, there is another, there is hope.