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Defining social entrepreneurship: an academic deciphering

February 20, 2011

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The purpose of this text is to provide anyone interested in social entrepreneurship as a concept academically, with a brief introduction to some of the essential aspects of the phenomenon, as well as the field of literature surrounding it. Be warned, there will be academic quotes and references, such that those intrigued, can study further. […]

How to get on the ‘social entrepreneurship train’: Are you a doer or a planner?

February 3, 2011

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Most people like to help, and most people really wish to make a contribution to something which makes our societies or environment better off. Purpose drives us, motivates us, gets us exited and makes sense in our lives. The thing is how do you know how and where to contribute? I hear this often talking […]

You don’t have to be the next Bono; but is everyone a changemaker?

December 16, 2010

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Is everyone a changemaker? Are you a changemaker? According to Bill Drayton, the founder of Ashoka, you are. ‘Everyone is a changemaker’ is his mantra. And he is not alone in thinking so. Drayton envisions an ‘everyone a changemaker’ future, but points out that there are a few bumps on the road to this destination. […]

Life is beautiful

December 15, 2010

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Life is beautiful. That is it. That is all. Life really is beautiful… This is one of my favorite pictures of street art, or street wisdom as I call it, given that someone in the heat of a moment has decided to write these specific words on a wall. The canvas is John Lennon wall […]

Social entrepreneurship – ancient phenomenon, new word?

December 12, 2010

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Eradicating extreme poverty continues to be one of the main challenges of our time, and is a major concern of the international community. Ending this scourge will require the combined efforts of all, governments, civil society organizations and the private sector, in the context of a stronger and more effective global partnership for development (United […]

Street wisdom

December 4, 2010

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Inspiration and food for thought can come from just about anywhere. This writing on the wall is something I stumbled upon on a walk in Rishikesh, a beautiful city in Northern India. I find ‘street wisdom‘ extremely inspiring; art on the street, words from a stranger, thoughts to the people.

Ideas worth spreading

December 1, 2010

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Yesterday I took the day of work, and volunteered to help out at the TEDxCopenhagen conference. Why? I am a TED fan, admittedly. Plus, I would love to support such a great event taking place in my city. What is there not to like about TED? Innovative ideas, crazy out-of-the box thinking, music, art, funky […]