Saturday, November 17, 2007

Making Personal Paradigm Changes to Make Social Paradigm Shifts

According to Entrepreneurial Mind Baby Boomers and Millennials are two generations that are over-represented in the ranks of entrepreneurs. As part of my own personal paradigm shift as a baby boomer I am moving away from government bureaucracy to some form of entrepreneurship, most likely social. Not sure what form just that I would not want to do absolutely nothing and will at sometime look for something different. The Millennials are the ones light years ahead of me in Web 2.0 and are far likelier to be working in areas in which I have interest. So would I be managing or working for them. A previous post took a look at the Yer's.

Social Entrepreneurship has been an ongoing topic of contemplation for the weblog. The ideas reflected in this site are also being considered by universities across the country. Part of the mission of this weblog is trying to determine how to best fit into such an environment. Previous to the above post Entrepreneurial Mind raised the question, Is Social Entrepreneurship, Just Entrepreneurship? Quoting the visiting Dr. Morris and Dr. Brooks of Syracuse University

"Mike Morris stressed that it is important to keep in mind that entrepreneurship is entrepreneurship no matter what the organizational context. I could not agree more. Our program will have students taking a wide array of our standard entrepreneurship classes. We will be using the social entrepreneurship classes as a vehicle to interject experiential and service learning."

Arthur Brooks went on to give a working definition of social entrepreneurship:

"Process of creating value by bringing together a unique package of resources to exploit an opportunity, in pursuit of high social returns."

All of which I can and have agreed with in the past and continue to do so.

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