Ho‘amana Values with Entrepreneurial Mindset
Hawaiians have been practicing “social entrepreneurship” for generations.
Social entrepreneurship is embedded within Hawaiian values and moral responsibility, generally known today as kuleana. Kuleana can be defined as responsibility. Kuleana was an important obligation to ensure the productivity and success of an Ahupua’a. If an issue did occur, Hawaiians used creativity and empathy for their neighbors and for the land to find innovations that benefited the community.
Entrepreneurship isn’t just about starting companies; it is a set of skills and a way of thinking, or mindset. Check out the image on the right for entrepreneurial mindsets from a Hawaiian lens.