Entrepreneurship as in(ter)vention – reader 2

Entrepreneurship as in(ter)vention: Reconsidering the conceptual politics of method in entrepreneurship studies

This reader really inspired me and allowed me to clearly perceive how certain perceptions of polarities are connected.

Bengt showed us, by example, that it need not be that way, and that every presentation, every question, every comment, every handshake at a conference can have the feel of a memorable intervention, of a detailed and precise confrontation, of speaking out boldly and freely.

I recently attended a Vipassana 10 day silent meditation retreat. Here we were not allowed any reading or writing material. This was so that you can experience information on the experiential level, or on the actual level. When this happens one understands and perceives information beyond constructs and languages. For me, this made the information feel honest and truthful – it was raw information.  The way I looked at it, meditation was a way of embodying information. This made sense to me, for your mind is your whole body, not just your head.

Not only is there enactive research (as Johannisson practised it in a singular way), more importantly there is enacting research: research that enacts worlds.

This reader made me think of learning through actualising information, by embodying information on an experiential level. At this level, you can view information at multiple perspectives in order to innovate on it and connect it to other entities.

I want to emphasize two interwoven elements of such conceptual politics of method in the practice of in(ter)vention: a performative dimension and a participative dimension of in(ter)vention. I draw these aspects from Bengt’s experimentation as it anticipated the idea that (entrepreneurship) research is an aesthetic performance with a public orientation and broad relevance.

When Steyaert speaks of the aesthetic performance of research, it made me think of the delivery of information or the dialogue of information. It made me thing of speakers and teachers who I have really loved listening to, or people who can turn complex ideas into deliverable easily digestible ideas.  They have made that information a practise in their lives and can in turn look at different ways of living that information in their presence. It’s beautiful.

his presence affirmed that it was really an option to think and act differently

For me I have faced 4 parts of learning, which feel like they’re on similar lines.

1) Being exposed to information

2) Actualising / experiencing information

3) Practising information, digesting information

4) Sharing in depth understanding of information

I have recently observed this within myself, to be a successful way of digesting information, understanding where my personal view stands on the subject matter and using that to share the information.