Wednesday, March 4, 2015

What is Social Entrepreneurship?


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  1. People who want to become entrepreneurs and want to leave the world a better place that how they found it.
  2. The new kind of capitalism that serves humanity's most pressing needs.
  3. Business for Purpose (also called Conscious Capitalism): according to John Mackey co-CEO and Founder of Whole Foods, this is about “aspiring to do good, while doing business.”
  4. “Combine a business school brain with a social worker’s heart.” - Thomas L. Friedman
  5. A business with a purpose to drive social change and makes strong social impact. Not reliant on funders and donors. This hybrid business model addresses social change as the core of its activities and sometimes at the expense of the business. Society ultimately the beneficiary of a sustainable high impact business.- Shonaquip


  1. Social entrepreneurs CAN make money and do good at the same time. And they should not feel guilty about charging for the good they do and the real value they add to people’s lives. Certainly, they have far more right to than most for-profit corporations. Author Richie Norton captured it brilliantly when he said: “Start projects that motivate you to save the world and simultaneously make you money (and create mindshare) for your company. Social innovation makes magic happen.” - Louise van Rhyn

Self-subsidizing and sustainable, business for good and business that does not harm.
  1. To provide a service / product that will have a social impact but be able to charge for it.
  2. Social entrepreneurs are individuals with innovative solutions to society's most pressing social problems. They are ambitious and persistent, tackling major social issues and offering new ideas for wide-scale change.

Patti Friday, Photojourno, reporting from inside 'The Art Dept.' at the international 'Embassy of Ideas'. Reading. Listening. Learning. Improving. Hanging out with successful people. Photographer. Pirate. Bubby. CANADA @pattifriday
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