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The 7 Principles of Social Entrepreneurship (Taddy Blecher)

“If you want to be rich for 1 year, grow grain. If you want to be rich for 10 years, grow trees. If you want to be rich for 100 years, grow people." - Proverb These are the 7 Principles of Social Entrepreneurship , as adapted from a short talk that Taddy Blecher gave at a recent GIBS Social Entrepreneurship summit. Social Entrepreneurship is a tricky space. It's meant to fill the murky middle between pure capitalism and pure charity. But there are many debates ranging as to how to define it and the acceptable boundaries exist. Where can "social" meet "entrepreneur"? What profits can be taken out when balanced with social impact achieved? It's a fascinating space. Hope you enjoy these principles. Taddy is spot on. The 7 Principles of Social Entrepreneurship Be field independent. Operate within the field, but BE outside of it. Don’t get affected by everyday movements around you. Control the signal to noise ratio - noise will cause you to