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Indigenous leaders empowering communities through social enterprise

Indigenous leaders empowering communities through social enterprise | social entrepreneur | Scoop.it
Initiatives such as a healing centre in the Amazon forest are helping indigenous groups protect and manage their own landIn the late 1960s, Tashka Yawanawá's father, from the Yawanawá Amazonian indigenous group, was in the first generation of his...
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A New Study of Collective Impact Efforts (Blog)

A New Study of Collective Impact Efforts (Blog) | social entrepreneur | Scoop.it
By Jeff Henig, Michael Rebell, Carolyn Riehl, Jessica Wolff, & Hilary Rhodes
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Is celebrity involvement with social enterprise a good thing?

Is celebrity involvement with social enterprise a good thing? | social entrepreneur | Scoop.it
Lily Cole, Hugh Jackman and Emma Watson are all joining the sector, but not everyone is excited about celebrity endorsementsEarlier this year model and actress Lily Cole founded a social business to encourage gift culture through a social network.
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Room to Grow: A Look at the Changing Landscape of Green Startups

Room to Grow: A Look at the Changing Landscape of Green Startups | social entrepreneur | Scoop.it
To get a sense for what it's like starting up environment-friendly and social ventures today, we reached out to three founders based out of NYC's...
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Reality 101 For Dreamers: Four Critical Lessons For Social Entrepreneurs

Reality 101 For Dreamers: Four Critical Lessons For Social Entrepreneurs | social entrepreneur | Scoop.it
Five years ago, I left the corporate world to pursue a social venture of my own - in this instance, a small consulting firm that chooses its clients carefully and emphasizes long, deep engagements and measurable social impact.
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Anatomy of a Successful Entrepreneur | Social Media Today

Anatomy of a Successful Entrepreneur | Social Media Today | social entrepreneur | Scoop.it
With all of the creative web entrepreneurs that one sees everyday online, I thought this was an interesting infographic describing some common characteristics of successful entrepreneurs.
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[The weekly wrap] The top social entrepreneurship stories from the week that went by

[The weekly wrap] The top social entrepreneurship stories from the week that went by | social entrepreneur | Scoop.it
Every week we bring you the best social entrepreneurship stories from around the world.
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The future for social enterprise is dependent on large corporations, predicts social entrepreneur | Start Your Business Magazine

The future for social enterprise is dependent on large corporations, predicts social entrepreneur | Start Your Business Magazine | social entrepreneur | Scoop.it
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Social capitalist

Social capitalist | social entrepreneur | Scoop.it
SOCIAL entrepreneurship is a hot topic. In business schools students seem increasingly keen to find ways to use the skills they are learning to improve the world as...
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Challenges for the third sector – a serious look in the mirror

Challenges for the third sector – a serious look in the mirror | social entrepreneur | Scoop.it
Professor John Thompson outlines seven 'big picture' challenges that the third sector can't ignore ...1. Social entrepreneurs please, not just social enterprises!
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We weren't achieving potential before social impact bond, says charity

We weren't achieving potential before social impact bond, says charity | social entrepreneur | Scoop.it
The head of community services at a charity working with ex-offenders says the organisation has detected clear trends among clients who were 'drifting off' from its service Speaking ahead of the Good Deals social investment conference in London...
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Why wouldn’t we want to have a positive impact on the world…?

Why wouldn’t we want to have a positive impact on the world…? | social entrepreneur | Scoop.it
As a “possibilist” I am triggered by the idea of having a positive impact and moving things forward, so when I recently saw the TED Talk by IKEA CSO, Steve Howard – “Let’s go all-in on selling sustainability” (Link) – I was thrilled when he asked...
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Reclaiming Democracy: A Plea for Political Entrepreneurship (Blog)

Reclaiming Democracy: A Plea for Political Entrepreneurship (Blog) | social entrepreneur | Scoop.it
By Lisa Witter & Catherine de Vries
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The chasm between business academics and development academics

The chasm between business academics and development academics | social entrepreneur | Scoop.it
The mistrust between the two academic disciplines means collaborative research is rare, if this doesn't change we'll lose out on valuable knowledgeDuring my Master's degree, I was inspired by the words of Kofi Annan at the 2002 World Summit on...
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Reimagining growth: a new approach to business success

Reimagining growth: a new approach to business success | social entrepreneur | Scoop.it
Business growth used to be defined purely by profits. Today, businesses need to rethink what they mean by 'creating value'
Sponsored featureRunning a major corporation used to be straightforward.
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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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Social enterprise soapbox: your chance to speak to the sector

Social enterprise soapbox: your chance to speak to the sector | social entrepreneur | Scoop.it
We launch a new platform for social enterprise professionals to debate key issues in the sector Hello and welcome to the launch of our social enterprise soapbox - a unique platform for professionals to discuss the latest news and challenges in the...
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Development impact bonds: success depends on a supportive network

Development impact bonds: success depends on a supportive network | social entrepreneur | Scoop.it
To make the most of this new funding model, be clear on where Dibs will and won't work, keep management costs low and help adapt the broader sector to support them Development impact bonds (Dibs) are a new business model for tackling complex social...
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These are the must-read social entrepreneurship research reports from 2013

These are the must-read social entrepreneurship research reports from 2013 | social entrepreneur | Scoop.it
Every year foundations, research organizations, think tanks and academic institutions bring out in-depth reports on the social enterprise industry.
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Ageing: the over-60s have talents that we should tap for the good of all | Observer editorial

Ageing: the over-60s have talents that we should tap for the good of all | Observer editorial | social entrepreneur | Scoop.it
A US organisation is actively using the experience and energy of baby boomers to tackle social problems – we should follow suit
As the age of retirement creeps up and up, so the predictions on longevity grow more expansive.
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Top 10 social enterprise stories of 2013

Top 10 social enterprise stories of 2013 | social entrepreneur | Scoop.it
The Guardian Social Enterprise team have rounded up the top ten social enterprise stories over the last twelve months
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Leadership Is About Emotion

Make a list of the 5 leaders you most admire. They can be from business, social media, politics, technology, the sciences, any field. Now ask yourself why you admire them.
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Game Changers Win By Embracing Bold Strategy (Blog)

Game Changers Win By Embracing Bold Strategy (Blog) | social entrepreneur | Scoop.it
By Melissa Mendes Campos & Rosalyn Allison-Jacobs
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Mentors are the secret of successful social entrepreneurs - The Guardian

Mentors are the secret of successful social entrepreneurs - The Guardian | social entrepreneur | Scoop.it
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Mentors are the secret of successful social entrepreneurs
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The social entrepreneur PR and awards industry is fixated on individual over collective action and the myth of the heroic super human social entrepreneur.
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For Social Entrepreneurs, What Comes First: Business or Mission?

For Social Entrepreneurs, What Comes First: Business or Mission? | social entrepreneur | Scoop.it
Entrepreneurs trying to both make money and benefit a social mission are often playing a game of chicken and egg. For some, the social cause rises above all...
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