social entrepreneurship

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

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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

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A Quote by David Bornstein on entrepreneur, social entrepreneur, social enterprise, social entrepreneurship, and creative destruction

According to the management expert Peter F. Drucker, the term "entrepreneur" (from the French, meaning "one who takes into hand") was introduced two centuries ago by the French economist Jean-Baptiste Say to characterize a special economic actor--not someone who simply opens a business, but someone who "shifts economic resources out of an area of lower and into an area of higher productivity and greater yield." The twentieth-century growth economist Joseph A. Schumpeter characterized the entrepreneur as the source of the "creative destruction" necessary for major economic advances.

David Bornstein

Source: How to Change the World : Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New Ideas , Pages: 2

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