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Who are the Social Entrepreneurs?

Social entrepreneurs make a dollar and a difference. I have often thought that I should write a post that defines what I mean by “social entrepreneur,” and yet I have hesitated. But, since I run a radio program and a podcast called Social Entrepreneur, I should define the term as I understand it. I want to be clear that I am not the arbiter of who is and is not a social entrepreneur. There are many who have defined the term. Ashoka, Echoing Green, The Schwab Foundation for Entrepreneurship, The Skoll Foundation, the Social Enterprise Alliance, and many others have provided their definition. I would also recommend the book Getting Beyond Better: How…

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Tell the Whole Story

When we tell the whole story, we have hope. It lifts us up. We are energized to make a difference. You’ve probably heard the saying “If you aren’t outraged, you’re not paying attention.” Yes, there is so much to be outraged about from climate change to civil rights. Outrage is the appropriate first response to these issues. If you aren’t outraged, all you have to do is look at the latest headlines. If that’s not enough to send you over the edge, log on to Twitter, Facebook or your favorite social media channel. Pretty soon…yup. Outrage. But here’s the problem with outrage. Constant outrage leaves us feeling powerless, hopeless and…

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My Journey

This is my journey. Care to join me? There is a lot in my story that would not predict success. I was born in Arkansas in fairly simple circumstances. In high school I graduated 250th of 259. I drove a truck and worked as a janitor. I did not obtain my college degree until my mid-thirties. There were some significant turns in my river of life. At the age of 15 I had a near drowning accident. It helped me to realize how short life is, and how important it is to make an impact while we may. I had an amazing corporate career as an executive with Fortune 500 companies…

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