Opportunities for young social entrepreneurs

Social entrepreneurship is something like the Wild West. It’s this open frontier of emerging possibilities that is so new that there are very few direct paths in place. If you want to design your own unique models for addressing social problems, you just have to cobble together resources and people, and experiences in your own … Continue reading

A Story of Self-Interest

Let’s imagine, a tribe of cave men and women are suffering a rough winter and have gone for months without a good slab of uhh…mammoth. One night, three cavemen are sent to hunt down a mammoth. One is the hunting chief, the other two are assistants. Let’s name the backup guys Rockafeller and Marx. Rockafeller … Continue reading

Belief.

A friend of mine posted this video on twitter and I was completely moved by witnessing this side of Lauryn Hill. At only 13 years old, she was able to stand before a stadium of people, who were there to judge her, and sing. The fact that children that age would risk such public rejection … Continue reading

My Best Career Investment Yet…

Smart people invest in things that matter to them. It takes money to get money. The guys in Million Dollar Listing on Bravo always show this by advising their clients  to shell out money to stage the house to move it faster. Or Ramit Sethi, the money guru who is always talking about the importance … Continue reading

Is Social Business the Change We Can Believe In?

If there’s one thing I’ve learned by observing the political changes that have happened over the past few years, it’s that Americans are some seriously fickle people. During the Bush era, in the wake of an attack that shocked so many of us, we bound together and were “Proud to Be American”So proud, that we … Continue reading

Are NonProfits the Next in Line for Extinction? pt1

There’s a lot of talk about the end being near. The Mayans predicted some kind of end to mankind around this time next year. Christians have been predicting the end of days for God knows how long. Between predicted droughts and melting ice caps in the environmentalist doomsday dialogue, there are a whole bunch of things that aren’t expected to survive this generation. Perhaps one of them are non-profit organizations.