When I was in Silicon Valley, I was very impressed with the fact that many of the large tech companies we know and love actually encourage entrepreneurialism within the workplace. And not only that, seek to hire true entrepreneurs as employees of their company.
The concept of owning a business whilst working a job seems, I imagine to the average Australian, a very foreign concept. However, in America, I saw first-hand how it really can work in action.
For instance, when we were there, they had recently had a charity theme where they were devising solutions to water sanitation around the world. You were encouraged to work on a project, or contribute to one that could help with improving water sanitation or hygiene around the world. On work time. Brilliant.
It would be great to see some big companies in Australia fostering entrepreneurialism within the workplace just like I saw Linkedin and Facebook in America do.