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Big Idea Social Entrepreneur: The New 21st Century Career


Late last year I wrote on this blog about my frustration with the lack of Big Ideas driving innovation. My rant was stimulated by a New York Times article on the grim underbelly of the “an app for everything” culture: people who were working on “small ideas,”  and losing their shirts in the process.  I […]

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“Big” Idea Entrepreneur: The New 21st Century Career


There is a new player emerging on the cultural and business scene today: the idea entrepreneur. Perhaps you are one yourself — or would like to be. The idea entrepreneur is an individual, usually a content expert and often a maverick, whose main goal is to influence how other people think and behave in relation to their cherished topic. These people don’t seek power over others and they’re not motivated by the prospect of achieving great wealth. Their goal is to make a difference, to change the world in some way.

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Enactus UBC Faculty of Management Leadership Team Closes Out It’s First Year


The formation of the University of British Columbia (UBC), Faculty of Management chapter of Enactus occurred only three months ago, under the guidance of Dean Roger Sugden, but the Enactus student leadership team has already attracted nearly two dozen members, all of whom, including the leadership will return next year, to build the organization for handoff to future Faculty of Management students. Meanwhile, many of our current Enactus members will be off to destinations around the World for the summer.

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Celebrate Earth Hour Tonight March 23rd @ 8:30PM: Lights Out For One Hour


Celebrate Earth Hour tonight @ 8:30PM. Turn off all lights for one hour.

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What Makes Social Entrepreneurs Different?


Reblogged from the HBR Blog Network What Makes Social Entrepreneurs Different by Bright B. Simons  |   8:00 AM January 11, 2013 When social entrepreneurs say that they want to “work themselves out of a job” they are not making a glib statement to sound cool. They are merely stating the obvious — they want to fundamentally solve […]

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Billy Connolly: The George Carlin of Scotland


First and foremost, Billy Connolly is Billy Connolly.  I have never set eyes on the man or met him.  But for those who have little or no familiarity with Connolly’s life and work, please forgive me if I try to bridge the gap, and provide an analogy that provides context, by referencing Connolly to the […]

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Social Impact Investing Will Be The New Venture Capital


Reblogged from the Harvard Business Review Blogs: Social Impact Investing Will Be the New Venture Capital by Sir Ronald Cohen and William A. Sahlman  |   8:00 AM January 17, 2013 During the past century, governments and charitable organizations have mounted massive efforts to address social problems such as poverty, lack of education, and disease. Governments around […]

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Enactus Launches Chapter with UBC Okanagan Faculty of Management


Human progress depends on our ability to tap into the entrepreneurial spirit that lives within each of us and channel the unique talents, passions and ideas we each possess toward creating good in the world. en•act•us A community of student, academic and business leaders committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives […]

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