Every successful organization has to make the transition from a world defined primarily by repetition to one primarily defined by change. This is the biggest transformation in the structure of how humans work together since the Agricultural Revolution.
The life purpose of the true social entrepreneur is to change the world.
Imagine a world where everyone is really a change maker.
We have to teach empathy as we do literacy.
Change begets change as much as repetition reinforces repetition.
An entrepreneur is someone who brings a pattern change.
What does an entrepreneur do? The first thing is they've given themselves permission to see a problem. Most people don't want to see problems... Once you see a problem and you keep looking at it, you'll find an answer.
We started Ashoka here in India with a simple idea: that you needed social entrepreneurs to deal with problems that don't fit the business paradigm.
The social entrepreneurs are governments' best friends.
We would like to have every middle and high school become a place where there will be lots of examples of youth competence and confidence.
Entrepreneurs almost always have to step out of existing institutions that embody old ways of doing things to build their vision.
It's the combination: big idea with a good entrepreneur: there's nothing more powerful.
Public service and respect for ideas is a recurrent theme in both the American and Australian sides of my family.
You can't be a change-maker by reading a book.
Entrepreneurs cannot be happy people until they have seen their visions become the new reality across all of society.
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