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Social Entrepreneurship

 

Innovative ideas for social entrepreneurs who tackle society’s problems

 
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For Love or Lucre

A veteran social entrepreneur provides a guide to those who are thinking through the thorny question of whether to create a nonprofit, a for-profit, or something in between.

By Jim Fruchterman | 23 | Spring 2011
 
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A New Type of Hybrid

Social entrepreneurs have taken the hybrid model to a new level, crafting it into a single structure that can operate as both a for-profit and a nonprofit.

By Allen R. Bromberger | 9 | Spring 2011
 
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Better Vision for the Poor

Several social enterprises are attempting to provide eyeglasses to the 500 million to 1 billion poor people who need them. Why haven’t any of the organizations succeeded on a large scale?

By Aneel Karnani, Bernard Garrette, Jordan Kassalow, & Moses Lee | 10 | Spring 2011
 

Turning a Profit by Helping the Poor

Politically radical social workers didn’t expect to be working in a bank any more than white-collar bankers expected to be holding meetings in a crowded public market.

By Jessica Ruvinsky | Spring 2011
 
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Beyond the Purple Berry

Sambazon’s commitment to social entrepreneurship creates a fair market for farmers in the Amazon

By Ryan Black & Jeremy Black | Spring 2011
 
DRIVING SOCIAL
CHANGE: How to
Solve the World’s
Toughest Problems
Paul C. Light

Who Are the Change Makers?

Driving Social Change: How to Solve the World’s Toughest Problems by Paul C. Light

Reviewed By Vanessa Kirsch | Spring 2011
 

A Toniic for Start-Ups

Impact Investors at Toniic aim to create an ecosystem for investing in social entrepreneurs that mirrors the Silicon Valley way of doing deals.

By Suzie Boss | 1 | Spring 2011
 
THE IMAGINATIONS
OF UNREASONABLE
MEN: Inspiration,
Vision, and Purpose
in the Quest to End
Malaria
Bill Shore

When Good Is Just Not Good Enough

The Imaginations of Unreasonable Men: Inspiration, Vision, and Purpose in the Quest to End Malaria by Bill Shore

Reviewed By Jane Wales | Winter 2011
 
A FISTFUL OF RICE:
My Unexpected
Quest to End Poverty
Through Profi tability
Vikram Akula

The Quintessential Entrepreneur

A FISTFUL OF RICE: My Unexpected Quest to End Poverty Through Profitability by Vikram Akula

Reviewed By Jonathan C. Lewis | Winter 2011
 
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Turning Values into Action

To produce good outcomes, social entrepreneurs must learn how to articulate their values consistently and act on them.

By Mary C. Gentile | 4 | Fall 2010