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The Definition of Social Entrepreneurism


“SOCIAL ENTREPRENEUR CHANGES THE PERFORMANCE CAPACITY OF SOCIETY.” Peter Drucker

There is a lot of discussion around the definition of Social Entrepreneurship and Social Enterprise.

My favorite is Drucker because, at the highest level, it’s about changing the performance capacity of society.

Here are some other definitions and quotes to help motivate and inspire you as go about changing the world. Print it. Post it. Ponder it. (Then DO SOMETHING!)

Special Note: An entrepreneur is an entrepreneur is an entrepreneur. Jurriaan Kamp, Editor of ODE Magazine, called ‘SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS’ a pleonasm, much like ‘ORGANIC APPLES’. (I had to look it up, too. It means unnecessary repetition.) He goes on to say that ALL entrepreneurs are really SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS. “What other reason could there be to start an enterprise other than to make a useful contribution to society?”

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