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Breaking Through Social Entrepreneurship's Star System

Breaking Through Social Entrepreneurship's Star System | Social Entrepreneur | Scoop.it

Great article on the notion that successful social entrepreneurs don't follow one single path.

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yes, our society gets so excited by 'stars', when there are many other contributors besides those in the limelight

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Gregory Dees: The Man Who Defined Social Entrepreneurship

Gregory Dees: The Man Who Defined Social Entrepreneurship | Social Entrepreneur | Scoop.it
Professor Dees helped define social entrepreneurship and was instrumental in its development as a field of academic study
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Succinct definition...

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Three and a half reasons to stop calling yourself a social entrepreneur

Three and a half reasons to stop calling yourself a social entrepreneur | Social Entrepreneur | Scoop.it
Last October I wrote an article for GOOD titled, “Why Social Ventures Are More Popular Than Ever,” summarizing six key trends driving continued growth. During my research for this piece, I became m...
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worth considering as you expand your network, in the interest of really connecting and avoiding communication failure

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Sandermoen School of Business

Find out more about University of Fredericton and the Sandermoen School of Business' Social Enterprise Leadership program: socialmba.ca Produced by Ryan Helt...
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A social enterprise MBA

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10 Ideas Driving The Future Of Social Entrepreneurship

10 Ideas Driving The Future Of Social Entrepreneurship | Social Entrepreneur | Scoop.it
The 10th Annual Skoll World Forum, which brought together several hundred of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs to Oxford, has just wrapped for another year.
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the movement is accelerating, yet we have so far to go to solve social problems - we need everyone to pitch in and be a changemaker

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Profit Meets Purpose: Why Social Entrepreneurship Suggests a Possible Future for Global Capitalism

Profit Meets Purpose: Why Social Entrepreneurship Suggests a Possible Future for Global Capitalism | Social Entrepreneur | Scoop.it
Social ventures that create new value chains while generating profit in pursuit of social goals are a direct challenge to Milton Friedman's dictum that the social purpose of a business is to generate profit for its shareholders.
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'Today's social entrepreneurs are testing many ideas about the proper relationship between business and society'

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Gen Y, Social Entrepreneurship and a New Business Model

Gen Y, Social Entrepreneurship and a New Business Model | Social Entrepreneur | Scoop.it
Gaia article about social entrepreneurs, CSR, socially responsible business models, social entrepreneurship, Y gen leadership, and managing millennials.
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encouragement for Gen Y as social innovators due to their motivations

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The role of social enterprise in the recruitment market

The role of social enterprise in the recruitment market | Social Entrepreneur | Scoop.it
How one social enterprise is playing an important role in helping people find their ideal job
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example of a venture that expands the job market

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Jacqueline Novogratz of Acumen Fund, on Pairs of Values

Jacqueline Novogratz of Acumen Fund, on Pairs of Values | Social Entrepreneur | Scoop.it
Jacqueline Novogratz of the Acumen Fund, which invests in businesses aiding the world’s poor, says, “We think about our values in pairs, and there is a tension or a balance between them.”
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Right-on description of the polarities needed to be a leader today

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The Future of Social Enterprise: A Q&A With Harvard's Michael Chu | The Daily Muse

The Future of Social Enterprise: A Q&A With Harvard's Michael Chu | The Daily Muse | Social Entrepreneur | Scoop.it
We sat down with Harvard’s Michael Chu to learn more about the growing field of social enterprise.
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mentions a new resource, and examples of commercial ventures

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Reimagining Social Innovation

Reimagining Social Innovation | Social Entrepreneur | Scoop.it
So what is social innovation? It is a process that leads to communal benefit and enrichment through openness, curiosity, and learning.
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social innovation is not the same as social enterprise

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It's Not All About Growth for Social Enterprises

It's Not All About Growth for Social Enterprises | Social Entrepreneur | Scoop.it
Focus on expanding impact instead of growing the organization.
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impact does not necessarily correlate to growth

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What Makes Social Entrepreneurs Different

What Makes Social Entrepreneurs Different | Social Entrepreneur | Scoop.it
When you're out to solve a problem rather than standardize a business model, your priorities change.
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the imperative for deep understanding of the social issue

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Five tips for becoming a social entrepreneur in 2014

Five tips for becoming a social entrepreneur in 2014 | Social Entrepreneur | Scoop.it
Investigate business incubators and be prepared to embrace constant change are among Zack Rosenberg's top tips
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Tips for getting started

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12 areas where social entrepreneurship needs to improve: Part 1

12 areas where social entrepreneurship needs to improve: Part 1 | Social Entrepreneur | Scoop.it
The social entrepreneurship field is limiting its own potential. To move forward, here are the areas that need more innovation.
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food for thought on definitions, positionin

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Five Things Social Entrepreneurs Should Talk About

Five Things Social Entrepreneurs Should Talk About | Social Entrepreneur | Scoop.it
Being a social entrepreneur can be such a demanding effort that you may forget what's really important. You need to remember your best customers are the people who love you, your family and friends. Don't forget about yourself either.
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Keep it real. But they don't mention the L3C as an option!

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Creating Good Work: Rugged Collaborationism

Creating Good Work: Rugged Collaborationism | Social Entrepreneur | Scoop.it
'Creating Good Work: Rugged Collaborationism' blog post by Ron Schultz.
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The era of the rugged individualistic hero leader is waning

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Entrepreneur gives loyalty programmes a social spin - Money - dna

Entrepreneur gives loyalty programmes a social spin - Money -  dna | Social Entrepreneur | Scoop.it
- Money dna
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Groupon for the poor?

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The Promise of 'Entrepreneuring'

The Promise of 'Entrepreneuring' | Social Entrepreneur | Scoop.it
We may not all be entrepreneurs, but we can certainly all be "entrepreneuring," whether we work in an 800-year-old university like Oxford, in a publicly listed company, in a small- or medium-sized enterprise, or in a public sector institution.
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"We may not all be entrepreneurs, but we can certainly all be "entrepreneuring,"'

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4 tips for female social entrepreneurs

4 tips for female social entrepreneurs | Social Entrepreneur | Scoop.it
More and more women are stepping up to carve out their place in this rapidly changing business environment, undaunted by the uncertainty.
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advice for women innovators

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Lessons from a Failed Social Entrepreneur

Lessons from a Failed Social Entrepreneur | Social Entrepreneur | Scoop.it
Before you start something, put your ego away and get experience.
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advice before starting

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7 Steps for Starting a Social Enterprise - Forbes

7 Steps for Starting a Social Enterprise - Forbes | Social Entrepreneur | Scoop.it
Sasha Chanoff, Ashoka Fellow and RefugePoint founder, shares tips to start some good. Starting a new venture isn't easy. You know that. But don't get discouraged! We're here to help.
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tips to get started

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Should Your Business Be Nonprofit or For-Profit?

Should Your Business Be Nonprofit or For-Profit? | Social Entrepreneur | Scoop.it
The right model for social impact is both.
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example of choosing organizational form, in this case a combined nonprofit and for-profit

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How I, A Woman, Learned To Break The Rules And Do My Part To Help Better The World - Forbes

How I, A Woman, Learned To Break The Rules And Do My Part To Help Better The World - Forbes | Social Entrepreneur | Scoop.it
VideoBy Darlene M. Damm, who has worked with Ashoka for over five years and is a founder of DIYRockets and a co-founder of Matternet, which are aeronautics and aerospace companies designed to launch new industries and benefit the world.
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women social innovators need to 'lean out'

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How Social Entrepreneurship and Impact Investing Can Align to Drive Change: An Interview with Skoll's Edwin Ou - Forbes

How Social Entrepreneurship and Impact Investing Can Align to Drive Change: An Interview with Skoll's Edwin Ou - Forbes | Social Entrepreneur | Scoop.it
In December I traveled to Uganda and Tanzaniato meet with some fascinating social enterprises – a vanilla grower association, a Edwin Ou with a vanilla bean producer at the Mayawa Cooperative in Uganda.
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convergence with impact investing

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Social Entrepreneurship: A Fundamental Game Changer - Forbes

Social Entrepreneurship: A Fundamental Game Changer - Forbes | Social Entrepreneur | Scoop.it
Editor’s note: Dr. Ruth Shapiro is the Social Entrepreneur in Residence at the Commonwealth Club and Principal of Keyi Strategies. Ms.
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notes on defining the field

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