Our economic landscape is trembling under the ominous presence of multiple Goliaths. Debt, unemployment, foreclosure, deflation destructive footprints are quite obvious. Their loud reverberations echo within the noisy nightmares we experience. Is there a David or Davids coming forth?
The resounding answer is yes! It is the social entrepreneur. Social what ? your face expresses.
Well, along with the overhang the economy is recovering from, there is a new economic reality dawning, driven with the unrelenting power of the internet. The social entrepreneur is not only interested in making money, but want to leverage the wealth gained to make a difference to society. Let me revert to some 20th. Century language to drive this point home.
Mercenaries are motivated by financial statements.
The missionary cultures are all about value statements.
Mercenaries have an incredible lust for making money.
Missionaries are into making meaning and money.
It was my privilege to meet a Jamaican who is the poster child of a social entrepreneur. He is Andrew Morrison.
Andrew Morrison is the founder of Small Business Camp – an entrepreneurial training and marketing services firm. Andrew Morrison is the founder of Small Business Camp – an entrepreneurial training and marketing services firm. In February of 2007, he trained 1,200 entrepreneurs in Nigeria, West Africa. The company delivers an intensive 2-day program that allows the participants to walk-in with just an idea and leave with a marketing plan, public relations strategy, money-making website, direct-mail campaign and 90 days of follow-up coaching.
Previously he built a multi-million dollar company by providing innovative direct marketing services to Fortune 500 companies. He was featured in the Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur Magazine, The Network Journal and Crain’s Magazine 40 Under 40 and Advertising Age. He also appeared as a “Young Millionaire” on the Oprah Winfrey Show. Andrew hosted the “Money Making Mondays” radio show heard on 98.7 KISS-FM and serves as an adjunct faculty member at New York University and the Fashion Institute of Technology.
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You are to become a creator, not a competitor; you are going to get what you want, but in such a way that when you get it every other man will have more than he has now. “
Wallace D. Wattles