about innovators

Somewhat more than 20 years ago it was generally the case that mature people worked for 'a boss' and that one made career with just one organisation. Making career meant making promotion with the same employer. The word 'job hopping' even had a negative sound. And, the person who decided to become self-employed could count on resistance from the social juridical legislation.*)

*) In 1998 I myself, Henk Bremer, was a member of the Interim Management Board in the Netherlands, and we conducted a tough fight with the authorities for the recognition of freedom for Interim Managers, who were accused of 'hidden employment' in their customers' organisation such that they had to pay mote taxes.

Nowadays it is as normal as having 'a normal' employment, as being self-employed.
A choice for self-employment is today very much possible. But why do you choose for that? Is it because you want to earn much money, or is it to work in freedom, outside bureaucracy? Or, because you have that excellent idea and that you want to change the world?

Innovators are creative and have an idea and, most of all, a passion to realise it. To what extent they have the qualities to do this can easily be measured. And... improved.
But, in order to succeed, they must be very motivated and they need a strong perseverence. Examples of motivation factors may be:
To Perform and Deliver / attain goals
To get recognition
To bear responsibility
To grow and become an inspiring leader
To acquire competences and skills

For the real innovator things like enough money, income and physical working environment are just so called hygiene factors. 
And less important than his passion and drive to pursue his ideas.

To the right:
How we support you to grow your creativity

Because Innovation has become the engine of economic growth, authorities try to stimulate innovative entrepreneurship.
We report about this under Stimulating Ambitious Entrepreneurship.

Because we have noticed that subsidy funds not always automatically translate to value creation - more that 95% of all innovations fail - we have, together with a sounding board team of regional influencers, deeply studied what generally goes wrong and how we can better help the innovative entrepreneurs. And we developed even software for doing that. You can read about this on From Startup to Scale-Up.

One important measure we propose is mapping alle innovators in the entire region. You can read about that on the subsite Innovators Profile Database.