Ideas are the New American Dream

It’s not about materialism; it’s about doing good for others.  But it’s also about fully realizing yourself. 

The old American Dream that we knew was about home ownership and about moving up in the ranks and about having a good job and finding a better place for yourself in the world. 


Idea Entrepreneurship is a different version of that.  It’s not about materialism; it’s about doing good for others.  But it’s also about fully realizing yourself.  So, we see it as a new way of thinking of the American Dream.  

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