A few resources that I recommend:
- NCWIT Entrepreneurial Toolbox Interview Series. Designed to promote fundamental skills of entrepreneurship, the audio series is sponsored by the National Center for Women and Information Technology Entrepreneurial Alliance . The series interviews both men and women about a range of topics critical to entrepreneurial success, such as networking, how to procure funding, writing a business plan, and the importance of failure.
- Groundswell by Josh Bernoff and Charlene Li. I gave a snippet of the valuable information covered in this book in a posting last October. After reading the book late last year, I consider it a must read for any wisdom entrepreneur planning any use of the Internet to attract like-minded souls to their cause. Groundswell gives you the landscape of how your demographic is using the Internet, based on levels of participation. This, in turn, drives the strategy for community-building.
- ProBlogger and TwiTip. These are blogs on blogging and using Twitter, a form of micro-blogging. Darren Rowse, the blogger behind both sites has useful, actionable information if you want to use blogging as a way of growing your community. While the name ProBlogger implies blogging for money, the stuff Rowse talks about is about creating a blog that's valuable to others, whether it's done for money or for community or both.
And while there are plenty of resources that get at the pieces of being a wisdom entrepreneur, I hope to provide you with real life examples of wisdom entrepreneurship in action, through interviews on this blog. I'll conduct my first interview this week, with Patricia Ryan Madson, author of Improv Wisdom. We'll talk about her dreams for using wisdom in the world to help others, what the Crystallization phase looked like for her, and what building community might look like to turn her wisdom into a movement. I'll post the interview with Madson later this month.