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Social Entrepreneurship

 

Innovative ideas for social entrepreneurs who tackle society’s problems

 

Thriving on Failure

In cities all around the world, entrepreneurs are gathering to discuss the flubs, flops, and fiascos that punctuate their careers.

 

Compassionate Careers: Making a Living by Making a Difference

Compassionate Careers explores a number of career paths that provide opportunities for service-focused passions to unite and empower a new movement.

 

Philanthropub Story

Supplements to the article “Cause for Reflection.”

By SSIR Editors | Feb. 18, 2015
 
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Cause for Reflection

The story of Cause, a “philanthropub” that closed 14 months after it opened, offers vital lessons for aspiring social entrepreneurs. Includes magazine extras.

 
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The Embedded Enterprise

To reach base-of-the-pyramid markets, entrepreneurs need to align their business models with customers’ lives.

 

Cuban Remix

In measured but far-reaching ways, a state-controlled economy is opening a space for socially responsible enterprise.

 

Finding a Niche

In Colombia, the Center for Social Innovation is exploring how much government can do to facilitate social change.

 
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From Petitions to Decisions

After Change.org placed petitions at the center of its platform, the size of its membership soared. But operating a high-volume petition site isn’t enough for its leaders. Includes magazine extras.

 

The Social Labs Revolution: A New Approach to Solving our Most Complex Challenges

In The Social Labs Revolution, Zaid Hassan argues in favor of an experimental, rather than a planning-based, approach to today's challenges.

By Zaid Hassan | 2 | May. 15, 2014
 

Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less

Rejecting the instinct to do everything, Essentialism investigates the idea of doing "less, but better."

By Greg McKeown | Apr. 15, 2014