Social Entrepreneurship Quotes

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“Social entrepreneurs are not content just to give a fish or teach how to fish. They will not rest until they have revolutionized the fishing industry.”
Bill Drayton, Leading Social Entrepreneurs Changing the World

David Bornstein
“Poverty is not only a lack of money, it's a lack of sense of meaning.”
David Bornstein, How to Change the World: Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New Ideas

David Bornstein
“An idea is like a play. It needs a good producer and a good promoter even if it is a masterpiece. Otherwise the play may never open; or it may open but, for a lack of an audience, close after a week. Similarly, an idea will not move from the fringes to the mainstream simply because it is good; it must be skillfully marketed before it will actually shift people's perceptions and behavior.”
David Bornstein, How to Change the World: Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New Ideas

Thomas L. Friedman
“One of the newest figures to emerge on the world stage in recent years is the social entrepreneur. This is usually someone who burns with desire to make a positive social impact on the world, but believes that the best way of doing it is, as the saying goes, not by giving poor people a fish and feeding them for a day, but by teaching them to fish, in hopes of feeding them for a lifetime. I have come to know several social entrepreneurs in recent years, and most combine a business school brain with a social worker's heart. The triple convergence and the flattening of the world have been a godsend for them. Those who get it and are adapting to it have begun launching some very innovative projects.”
Thomas L. Friedman, The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century

“There are three qualities that every individual must have to achieve success: a Monk’s patience, a Warrior’s courage, a Child’s imagination.”
Sharad Vivek Sagar

“For too long, information, opportunities, and resources have been constraints, they need to be the bridges.”
Sharad Vivek Sagar

“Entrepreneurial quality - is by far the toughest (criterion for a social entrepreneur).. For every one thousand people who are creative and altruistic and energetic, there's probably only one who fits this criterion, or maybe even less than that. By this criterion...we do not mean someone who can get things done. There are millions of people who can get things done. There are very, very few people who will change the pattern in the whole field.”
Bill Drayton

“The first - the most obvious (test of a true social entrepreneur) - is are they possessed, really possessed by an idea... The idea - making it happen across society - is something they are married to in the full sense of the word. One key test of that is this: Is this an idea that you see growing out of their whole life? I get very, very suspicious when I see someone who had an idea two years ago. It just doesn't ring true. Because with the typical entrepreneur you can see the roots of the interest when they're very young. There's a real coherence to people's lives.”
Bill Drayton

David Bornstein
“Over the past century, researchers have studied business entrepreneurs extensively..

In contrast, social entrepreneurs have received little attention. Historically, they have been cast as humanitarians or saints, and stories of their work have been passed down more in the form of children's tales than case studies. While the stories may inspire, they fail to make social entrepreneurs' methods comprehensible. One can analyze an entrepreneur, but how does one analyze a saint?”
David Bornstein, How to Change the World: Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New Ideas

“It's important to know what you want to accomplish with your investments before you actually invest.”
Oscar Auliq-Ice

“Make decisions that advance your objectives”
Oscar Auliq-Ice

“Social entrepreneurship takes place when a social value proposition (a solution of some kind) provides wide-scale, lasting systems change for the benefit of society.”
Oscar Auliq-Ice

“When the solution helps move a system from an equilibrium that is unjust (where there is suffering, exclusion or marginalization) and helps establish a new, more just, equilibrium then social entrepreneurship is at work.”
Oscar Auliq-Ice

“The future of social entrepreneurship is no longer about looking up to a select few who have some kind of rare gift for implementing innovative ideas.”
Oscar Auliq-Ice

“Social Entrepreneurship is more of a mind-shift task, rest is the entrepreneurship itself''.”
Dr. Mir Shahid Satar

“Entrepreneurs juggle multiple responsibilities every day.”
Oscar Auliq-Ice

“Just as in other aspects of your life, setting financial goals is a tried-and-true way to reach those goals.”
Oscar Auliq-Ice

“Sustained growth is required, particularly in the poorest regions, to catch up with decent living standards and to live a life of dignity, opportunity and hope.”
Oscar Auliq-Ice

“Finance is one of the biggest hurdles to overcome when trying to turn your business idea into reality.”
Oscar Auliq-Ice

“By getting clarity about things like customers, revenue model and resources, you get to an understanding of what makes your business different.”
Oscar Auliq-Ice

“Define a clear direction for your brand by setting its vision, values and personality.”
Oscar Auliq-Ice

“Defining a clear persona helps you guide your brand and business efforts so that they meet your customer's needs.”
Oscar Auliq-Ice

“Looking at products, objects, and other references in the outside world can give you inspiration about how to make your brand better.”
Oscar Auliq-Ice

“A business with a clear sense of purpose will use its strategy to help shape the decisions it makes.”
Oscar Auliq-Ice

“You can make a positive impact on society and the environment without sacrificing returns.”
Oscar Auliq-Ice

“The investment perspective on resource scarcity is conceptually straightforward: We need to price the risks correctly, and we need to look for investment opportunities in companies that provide solutions.”
Oscar Auliq-Ice

“It is essential for a sustainable economy to see natural resources as an asset, and wasteful or harmful use of those resources as risks.”
Oscar Auliq-Ice

“No matter how good we get at solving environmental problems, it’s not enough to create a truly sustainable economy unless we address the social challenges that imperil sustainability. Foremost among those challenges are inequality and poverty.”
Oscar Auliq-Ice

“Social entrepreneurship is both a huge business opportunity but also an area where we really think we can deliver a lot of impact.”
Oscar Auliq-Ice

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