citizen sector

A Quote by Bill Drayton on entrepreneurs, entrepreneurship, conscious capitalism, citizen sector, and network

An entrepreneur plows the field and it weakens the idea that change isn't possible. He seeds with some very user-friendly idea. The next entrepreneur comes, and there's more plowing, more seeding. Then hundreds. As we wire the world together, ideas flow from Bangladesh to the United States and Brazil, and back. This becomes multiplicative. The network becomes a distribution channel.

Bill Drayton

Source: Fast Company: A Lever Long Enough to Move the World: http://www.fastcompany.com/magazine/90/open_ashoka.html

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by David Bornstein on social entrepreneurs, social enterprise, citizen sector, philanthropy, social entrepreneurship, and vocation

Social entrepreneurs have existed throughout history. St. Francis of Assisi, the founder of the Franciscan Order, would qualify as a social entrepreneur -- having built multiple organizations that advanced pattern changes in his "field." Similarly, Florence Nightingale created the first professional school for nurses and established standards for hygiene and hospital care that have shaped norms worldwide. What is different today is that social entrepreneurship is developing into a mainstream vocation, not only in the United States, Canada, and Europe, but increasingly in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. In fact, the rise of social entrepreneurship represents the leading edge of a remarkable development that has occurred across the world over the past three decades: the emergence of millions of new citizen organizations.

David Bornstein

Source: How to Change the World : Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New Ideas , Pages: 3

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

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