Social entrepreneurship/Social entrepreneur
A social entrepreneur is someone who engages in social entrepreneurship.
What is a Social Entrepreneur?
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- A Social Entrepreneur is an individual who uses socio-cultural means in an unique, innovative and sustained manner to attain socio-cultural valued goals, as a result of which significant socio-cultural (and systemic) change is brought about which is considered to be an improvement on a previous socio-cultural condition (Senekal)
Examples of Social Entrepreneurs
Social entrepreneurs are unique individuals from a variety of professions, in a variety of countries, with powerful ideas around improving quality of life in the short, medium and long term. There are some qualities which many social entrepreneurs seem to share:
- relentlessly driven (towards implementation and realising the vision)
Can I be a social entrepreneur?
- Celebrate what's right with the world - Dewitt Jones (video) - be the best you can be for the world (consistent with the appreciative approach suggested for the Social Entrepreneurship curriculum.
- Bornstein, David. How to Change the World, Oxford University Press, New York, 2004.