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Entrepreneurship is an Attitude

“What is entrepreneurship? Is it a destination or a journey? To me, entrepreneurship is an attitude” – York Zucchi, healthcare entrepreneur and venture capitalist

entrepreneurship is an attitude

A young female tailor and aspiring entrepreneur – Tania Habimana, travels across Africa making suits for established business people – she uses this opportunity as a way to interview, gain insights and advice from Africans who have made it both in and out of Africa. Continue reading

You Are a Social Entrepreneur if…

Social-EntrepreneurshipIt’s tempting to reserve the new term ‘social entrepreneurs’ for that rare breed that builds a significant company organized around the idea of changing the culture for the better.

The problem with this term is that lets everyone else off the hook. The prefix social implies that regular entrepreneurs have nothing to worry about, and that the goal of every un-prefixed organization and project (the ‘regular kind’) is to only make as much money as possible, as fast as possible.

But that’s not how the world works.

Every project causes change to happen, and the change we make is social. The jobs we take on, the things we make, the side effects we cause—they’re not side effects, they’re merely effects. When we make change, we’re responsible for the change we choose to make.

All of us, whichever job or project we choose to take on, do something to change the culture. That social impact, positive or negative is our choice.

It turns out that all of us are social entrepreneurs. It’s just that some people are choosing to make a bigger (and better) impact than others.

It’s a spectrum, not a label.

Originally written by Seth Godin as We are all social entrepreneurs


The Flywheel Concept

If you’ve read Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…And Others Don’t by Jim Collins, then you will have already known about the Flywheel Concept. It is such a powerful concept that successful business owners use to make their business a great venture. One of such people is Amazon’s founder and CEO, Jeff Bezos. He applied the Flywheel Concept and launched the Amazon Prime streaming subscription services. The story is written in the Amazon bio book – The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon by Brad Stone. Continue reading

You Need To Be A Good Storyteller To Survive In Business

Today’s advice comes from Shane Snow, CCO of Contently, via LinkedIn

“Good stories surprise us. They have compelling characters. They make us think, make us feel. They stick in our minds and help us remember ideas and concepts in a way that numbers and text on a slide with a bar graph don’t … unfortunately, in the era of PowerPoint and status updates, many of us have forgotten how to tell a good story.” Continue reading

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