QUESTION: Are we Social Entrepreneurs? By Mr.Q
Social entrepreneurs are individuals with innovative solutions to society’s most pressing social problems. They are ambitious and persistent, tackling major social issues and offering new ideas for wide-scale change. Rather than leaving societal needs to the government or business sectors, social entrepreneurs find what is not working and solve the problem. Social Entrepreneurs change the system and spread solutions by persuading entire societies to take new leaps in new directions.
Why “Social” Entrepreneur? Just as entrepreneurs change the face of business, social entrepreneurs act as the change agents for society, seizing opportunities others miss and improving systems, inventing new approaches, and creating solutions to change society for the better. While a business entrepreneur might create entirely new industries. A social entrepreneur comes up with new solutions to social problems and then implements them on a large scale.
Historical Examples of Leading Social Entrepreneurs: Susan B. Anthony (U.S.): Fought for Women’s Rights in the United States, including the right to control property and helped spearhead adoption of the 19th amendment. Viola Behave (India): Founder and leader of the Land Gift Movement, he caused the redistribution of more than 7,000,000 acres of land to aid India’s untouchables and landless. Dr. Maria Montessori of Italy developed the Montessori approach to early childhood education.
Florence Nightingale (U.K.) she was the founder of modern nursing established the first school for nurses and fought to improve hospital conditions. Margaret Sanger (U.S.): Founder of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, she led the movement for family planning efforts around the world. John Muir (U.S.): Naturalist and conservationist, he established the National Park System and helped found The Sierra Club. Jean Monet (France): Responsible for the reconstruction of the French economy. Following World War II Monnet helped to establishment the (ECSC) European Coal and Steel Community. The European Common Market was a direct precursor of his efforts.
ANSWER: or (Q-Tip) we may very well be, but on a very small scale, one Kick Gas Conversion at a time. Saz Mr.Q