The present day, heavily theoretical, evaluation-centric education system in India hardly puts any emphasis on problem solving. If we really want the future generations to uplift our country from the multitude of socio-economic and environmental ills plaguing it, we need to educate them about these problems and encourage them to come up with solutions. Why not start in high school?
What are the academic avenues to gain the knowledge and expertise required to start a Social Enterprise? Leading academic institutions and organizations that support social entrepreneurship run courses and workshops to condition the aspirants for bringing about a positive change. A snapshot.
‘Social Entrepreneurship is Social Work – True? or False?’ Social Entrepreneurship as a concept is still not well understood by many. Here are some popular myths and the truths behind them.
Social Entrepreneurship is the next step in Innovation. But the journey from being an innovator to a social entrepreneur is not all that easy. Understanding the challenges on the way can make you an effective entrepreneur.
One can either be fully sustainable or fully commercial. For-profit social entrepreneurs always face this dilemma of profit against purpose. Understanding 3 key areas where sustainability and profits conflict and why.
Transgender community has been living a cursed life. They are a wasted human resource and need to be rehabilitated with dignity and given equal economic opportunities in the main stream society. A few individuals and organisations are slowly garnering support to create awareness and facilitate their socio-economic empowerment. They are an untapped area for social enterprises.
6 Qualities Of Successful Social Entrepreneurs: A Takeaway From ‘How To Change The World’ by David Bornstein
Being a social entrepreneur needs you to think beyond self aspirations. It needs a set of traits that are distinct from commercial entrepreneurs. Here, I list 6 qualities of a social entrepreneur as mentioned in David Bornstein’s epic book and provide my take on each.
B-School education is not a pre-requisite to start a business. It is only additional learning & experience for budding entrepreneurs.
Young entrepreneurs who are at the threshold of starting something which is driven by their passion can either choose a non-profit path like Mother Teresa or create path breaking innovative solutions for the greater good like Elon Musk is doing. What is your path?
Though entrepreneurship is associated with certain traits like aggression, scale, opportunism and rapid growth, a new breed of entrepreneurs are soundly demonstrating that it may not be necessarily so. Interesting isn’t it?