Nicholas Kristof’s column in yesterday’s edition of the NY Times is a worthwhile read about social entrepreneurs. I like the idea of making a world a better place through socially minded business projects. Kiva comes to mind. Here’s a quote from the story:
Today the most remarkable young people are the social entrepreneurs, those who see a problem in society and roll up their sleeves to address it in new ways. Bill Drayton, the chief executive of an organization called Ashoka that supports social entrepreneurs, likes to say that such people neither hand out fish nor teach people to fish; their aim is to revolutionize the fishing industry. If that sounds insanely ambitious, it is. John Elkington and Pamela Hartigan title their new book on social entrepreneurs “The Power of Unreasonable People.”
“The Power of Unreasonable People”…..I like the sound of that.