At a Harvard graduation commencement speech in 2007, the most successful Harvard dropout, Bill Gates, addressed the crowd with this message:
“We can make market forces work better for the poor if we can develop a more creative capitalism. If we can stretch the reach of market forces so that more people can make a profit or at least earn a living serving people who are suffering from the great inequities. If we can find approaches that meet the needs of the poor and ways that generate profit for business, we will have found a sustainable way to reduce inequity in the world. Conscious efforts to meet this challenge CAN change the world.”
This is our calling and our challenge as business people in the work place. It is nothing short of complex. This type of “Creative Capitalism” will reduce and even eradicate poverty in the world.
Let the innovation begin…
Step 1: Make a list of 10 problems that occur in the world
Step 2: Make a list of 5 unique strengths you possess
Step 3: Choose a problem to tackle that best utilizes all 5 of your unique strengths
Step 4: Pursue the solution to the problem
Step 5: Surround yourself with people that will not allow you to fail
In following these steps, you will begin to see the problems you are uniquely equipped to solve. For one season in my life, I carried around a notecard with three problems written on it I wanted to solve and felt I had some potential to make an impact. This forced me to be constantly looking for clues on how I could contribute to the solution.
One problem from my list was the disconnect between job-seekers & job-creators. No matter how useful online job boards and the latest employment apps, there are great jobs that go unfilled or are filled with ill-equipped staff and great people who are overlooked are ignored all together.
This is our attempt at making a dent in this problem. There are ample jobs available and ample people willing to work. When it comes to talented refugee workforce, they are invisible to Atlanta recruiting companies. Those who work in staffing Atlanta easily ignore this workforce, but at Amplio recruiting, we believe they have way too much to offer to be ignored.