What is invisible capital?
Invisible capital is the toolkit of our skills, knowledge, language, networks, and experiences, along with the set of assets we were born with. Some of these assets are ﬁxed—we cannot change who our parents are. Others are in our power to modify. What makes all of them “invisible” is that our society does not acknowledge that entrepreneurial opportunities—and thus entrepreneurial outcomes—are greatly inﬂuenced by these assets.
Invisible Capital by Chris Rabb
Writer, consultant and speaker Chris Rabb coined the term "invisible capital" to represent those unseen forces that dramatically impact business viability when hard work, a great idea and a good attitude simply aren't enough. In his book, Invisible Capital: How Unseen Forces Shape Entrepreneurial Opportunity, Rabb puts forth concrete and effective ways entrepreneurs and their advocates can build and grow sustainable enterprises amid these unseen forces created by society's uneven playing field. By honoring democratic ideals, challenging assumptions, and reframing how success is defined, Rabb illuminates the promise of commonwealth entrepreneurship. This compelling and often counter-intuitive book illustrates how broad and meaningful entrepreneurial opportunity benefits not just individual entrepreneurs, but local communities and society at large.