Monday, June 12, 2006

A definition of social entrepreneurs

Social entrepreneurs include creative, dedicated, committed, and seeking fundamental change. Social entrepreneurs often are able to recognize trends, work across disciplines, and see opportunities across disciplines by making connections that others have not made. An additional common trait is a single- minded belief and confidence in their cause, their approach, or their solution to a problem.

A social entrepreneur "…has a very special trait -- someone who, in the core of her/his personality, absolutely must change an important pattern across his/her whole society." It is only the entrepreneur who literally cannot stop until he or she has changed the whole society.

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