Posts categorized under Social Entrepreneurship

26 February 2010 ~ 2 Comments

Metric Machines

I just added some thoughts on the Social Edge discussion about about the Fetishization of Metrics.  Add yours there as well! —- The more we focus on metrics, the less human we become. We focus on metrics to allow us to not personally interact with a problem and yet still try to “understand” it. The […]

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25 February 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Why are so many Gen Y’s Social Entrepreneurs?

This is a comment I originally posted on The Suddes Group post about Generation Y and Social Entrepreneurship.  Why do YOU think this movement is growing? — It is exciting to see so many people living their passions and being willing to work towards the changes they want to see in the world. I agree […]

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09 February 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Not All Volunteer Projects are Created Equal

I have been blogging elsewhere recently, so I wanted to link some of them here. This blog post was written for The International Business Council (IBC) blog and can be found in it’s original form here. The IBC and PEPY Tours in Cambodia When running a start-up organization, you are always looking for volunteers, people […]

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31 January 2010 ~ 3 Comments

A Different Kind of Prize

In the social venture world, there seems to to two types of prizes, money and/or a chance to learn from and connect with experts about their work.  Many prizes are designed to reward people by supporting their ideas of how to “scale” or “become financially sustainable”, but I wonder….. are there prizes or support out […]

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29 December 2009 ~ 7 Comments

Dear Social Entrepreneurship Thought Leaders

This is a comment I posted on the Social Edge blog about hybrid organizations.  I thought I would re-post it here.  If you have the time, read the whole discussion on Social Edge as it is very interesting!  I think there is a big divide in the theory and the reality of social ventures, just […]

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25 December 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Are Hybrid Organizations Half Bad, Half Good, or Just Confusing?

Or, like so many of these questions which try to put who sectors into a “good or bad” category, does it just depend on a case-by-case basis? This post on Social Edge talks about hybrid organizations and I added the comment below which relates to other thoughts I have posted on my blog about social […]

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05 October 2009 ~ 6 Comments

The Social Venture “Scalability” Model

Are there any “scalable” & profitable social ventures?  There is talk of “social ventures” being our saviors from the likes of the non-profit world.  Do they REALLY exist?  Or are they mostly hybrid models which still rely heavily on their non-profit arms in order to succeed at scale? It is VERY hard to find examples […]

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