28 Nov '11, 10am

"So You Want to Become a Social Entrepreneur?" #socent (via @ethicalbiz

"So You Want to Become a Social Entrepreneur?" #socent (via @ethicalbiz

According to the venerable source, Wikipedia (there’s actually a citation from the 2002 book The World of Social Entrepreneurship by J.L. Thompson), social entrepreneurship is defined as, “A social entrepreneur recognizes a social problem and uses entrepreneurial principles to organize, create and manage a venture to achieve social change (a social venture). While a business entrepreneur typically measures performance in profit and return, a social entrepreneur focuses on creating social capital.” Sound confusing? Too many “socials” in there? Kind of reminds me of trying to define the term corporate social responsibility (CSR). However, what I’ve found more interesting than the determining a definition for the term (much like CSR), are the two models that seem to have emerged in terms of the social entrepreneurship framework (for lack of a better term). These two models ar...

Full article: http://inspiredeconomist.com/2011/07/13/so-you-want-to-be...

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