social entrepreneurs

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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You Are a Changemaker

Do you have the feeling that you were put on the earth to do more than fill and empty your Netflix queue? When you think of the tens of thousands of hours in your lifetime that you’re going to spend at work, do you ache for your career to be more closely aligned to your calling? Is there a social cause that inspires you or a social injustice that stirs your emotions? If so, you are a changemaker, and you’re not alone. In a recent survey, more than 50% of millennials say they would take a pay cut to find work in alignment with their values, and 90% want to…

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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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