Micro-Tyco: Inspiring the Leaders our World Deserves
By Mick Jackson
Micro-Tyco’s vision is to ignite the spirit of enterprise across our whole culture, from our leading corporations to our universities, secondary and primary schools, and even nurseries. It stimulates the spirit of enterprise in its purest form and rewards participants with the knowledge that in business, if they can succeed at Micro-Tyco, they can succeed at anything.
During the challenge, participants are encouraged to use their inner resources—creativity, imagination, experience, network—to grow their pound or dollar. Micro-Tyco inspires an intense entrepreneurial environment that unleashes participants’ latent talents and reveals skills they never knew they had, while at the same time fostering essential entrepreneurial thinking and teamwork. WildHearts invest the funds in microfinance projects around the developing world, providing people with seed capital and the chance to work their way out of poverty sustainably and with dignity. Micro-Tyco participants are therefore inspired to become dynamic wealth creators as well as global ethical investors. By associating business success with economic justice, Micro-Tyco aims to inspire the leaders our world deserves.
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About the Author
Dr. Mick Jackson is a serial entrepreneur, author, and ex chart topping rock singer. He is also the founder of the WildHearts Group which is committed to launching companies that fight poverty. So far its companies include WildHearts Office Supplies, WildHearts Print and WildHearts Events. WildHearts is also pioneering “Compassionate Entrepreneurial” education in the “West” with Micro-Tyco and the Global Entrepreneurial Leaders Conferences. As a result of its success WildHearts funds Micro-loans for the poor in 40 countries across five continents transforming 100,000 lives every year and is now applying its unique methodology to help disengaged young people into employment in the UK. In 2008 Mick was voted Entrepreneur of the Year and Top Scot by the Scottish public, an honour he shares with JK Rowling and Olympic cyclist Chris Hoy. In April 2014 Mick will receive the highly prestigious Babson Social Innovation Award.