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In 1962, when I was 19, I visited India. With introductions from people involved in the U.S. civil rights movement, I was able to visit…
I was taught by my parents that people who are loud don’t have anything to say. I’ve found if you’re suggesting quite big changes, a…
Good entrepreneurs can manage, but no one but an entrepreneur can entrepreneur, let alone help build and lead the world’s community of leading social entrepreneurs…
You can’t be a change-maker by reading a book.
White House cultures inevitably reflect the president’s character. Jimmy Carter is a thoroughly honest, good person. So was his White House.
We are all very deeply the children of our parents and their parents. Far more than we generally realize.
The social entrepreneurs are governments’ best friends.
Entrepreneurs cannot be happy people until they have seen their visions become the new reality across all of society.
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.
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…
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.
Everyone says you’ve got to do a foundation and legal structure to finance social change. What nonsense!
An entrepreneur is someone who brings a pattern change.
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.
The life purpose of the true social entrepreneur is to change the world.
Imagine a world where everyone is really a change maker.
Entrepreneurs almost always have to step out of existing institutions that embody old ways of doing things to build their vision.
Change begets change as much as repetition reinforces repetition.
Organizations must shift away from repetitive-function hierarchies with rules and enforcement and walls. Instead, we must migrate rapidly to becoming a global ‘team of teams’…
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