Bill Drayton

A Quote by Bill Drayton on social entrepreneurship, social enterprise, and entrepreneurship

The core psychology of a social entrepreneur is someone who cannot come to rest, in a very deep sense, until he or she has changed the pattern in an area of social concern all across society. Social entrepreneurs are married to a vision of, for example, a better way of helping young people grow up or of delivering global healthcare. They simply will not stop because they cannot be happy until their vision becomes the new pattern. They will persist for decades. And they are as realistic as they are visionary. As a result, they are very good listeners. They have to hear if something isn’t working; and, whenever they do, they just keep changing the idea and/or the environment until their idea works. They are intensely concerned with the how-to’s: How do I get from here to there? How do I solve this problem? How do these pieces fit together?

Bill Drayton

Source: Massive Change: Bill Drayton Interview: http://www.massivechange.com/2006/07/24/bill-drayton-interview-june-3-2004/

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by Bill Drayton on social entrepreneurs, social entrepreneurship, entrepreneurs, entrepreneurship, and business

The core psychology of a social entrepreneur is someone who cannot come to rest, in a very deep sense, until he or she has changed the pattern in an area of social concern all across society. Social entrepreneurs are married to a vision of, for example, a better way of helping young people grow up or of delivering global healthcare. They simply will not stop because they cannot be happy until their vision becomes the new pattern. They will persist for decades. And they are as realistic as they are visionary. As a result, they are very good listeners. They have to hear if something isn’t working; and, whenever they do, they just keep changing the idea and/or the environment until their idea works. They are intensely concerned with the how-to’s: How do I get from here to there? How do I solve this problem? How do these pieces fit together?

Bill Drayton

Source: Massive Change: Bill Drayton Interview: http://www.massivechange.com/2006/07/24/bill-drayton-interview-june-3-2004/

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by Bill Drayton on entrepreneurs, entrepreneurship, conscious capitalism, and social entrepreneurship

Good entrepreneurs can manage, but no one but an entrepreneur can entrepreneur, let alone help build and lead the world's community of leading social entrepreneurs and their top business entrepreneur allies.

Bill Drayton

Source: U.S. News: America's Best Leaders: Q&A with Bill Drayton, founder of Ashoka: http://www.usnews.com/usnews/news/articles/051022/22drayton_2.htm

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by Bill Drayton on idea, entrepreneurship, and social entrepreneurship

What is the most powerful lever you can imagine? A big idea, but only if it’s in the hands of a truly outstanding entrepreneur. It starts with the person and the idea, and then grows to the institution. All three are intertwined.

Bill Drayton

Source: The Stanford Daily: Interview with Bill Drayton: http://daily.stanford.edu/article/2005/2/8/findingTheNextSocialEntrepreneurInterviewWithBillDrayton

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by Bill Drayton on problems, entrepreneurship, solution, and social entrepreneurship

The biggest problem is getting beyond the “you can’t” syndrome. The moment you figure that out, you’re on your way to flying. Anyone who cannot see problems around him or herself is utterly blind. All the problems sitting there are an invitation for you to be creative, make use of your skills and resources and find a solution.

Of course you can do it. It doesn’t require brilliance. It’s just giving yourself permission and then being persistent. Persistent in seeing the problem or opportunity and persistent in thinking about it until you have come up with some interesting ideas that might change the pattern. It’s really a mindset, not anything in the objective world — that is the problem.

Bill Drayton

Source: The Stanford Daily: Interview with Bill Drayton: http://daily.stanford.edu/article/2005/2/8/findingTheNextSocialEntrepreneurInterviewWithBillDrayton

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by Bill Drayton on entrepreneurs, entrepreneurship, conscious capitalism, business, and social entrepreneurs

What does an entrepreneur do? The first thing is they've given themselves permission to see a problem. Most people don't want to see problems ... Once you see a problem and you keep looking at it you'll find an answer.

Bill Drayton

Source: PBS: Bill Drayton on Social Entrepreneurs: http://www.pbs.org/now/news/321.html

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by Bill Drayton on leadership, teach, fish, entrepreneurship, industry, and build

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It's not to give people fish

It's not to teach them how to fish

It's to build a new and better fishing industry
~

Bill Drayton

Source: Bill Drayton said this on the video on ~C4Chaos's 3rd blog post on 08.16.2006 called ~Omni-Peephole: Ashoka's Social Entrepreneurship Series

Contributed by: ~princess~

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