Real social entrepreneurship should be measured by its ability to create shared value, not just social benefit.

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Artists are often excellent businessmen. They have to be. Otherwise they do not remain artists.

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The poor are natural entrepreneurs because their business activities are a matter of survival.

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Business is difficult. But it could be approached two ways: Seriously, or with the same way you're doing your job, with entertainment aspect, with pleasure, with fun. And we decided to try to make it as fun that we do our creativity.

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The entire sustainability industry must undergo a radical reinvention, involving defragmentation and re-capitalization, if it is to tackle its current weaknesses,, including intense siloing, internal competition and a Babel-like confusion of terminologies.

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Far more thought and care go into the composition of any prominent ad in a newspaper than go into the writing of their features and editorials.

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Canada was built on dead beavers.

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In this cold commodity culture Where you lay your money down It's hard to even notice That all this earth is hallowed ground

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Canada started off as a company, (Hudsons Bay Company) and turned into a country. The United States started off as a country and turned into a company.

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The goal of making money is making money. The goal of social change is social change. Sometimes the two meet in the middle, but usually they don’t, and that’s absolutely fine. For a new generation of Samaritans who need a financial return on their compassion, a new slogan may provide some necessary extra motivation. But the rest of us don’t have to settle for self-limiting, self-promoting and self-interested ‘solutions.’ ‘Doing good and doing well’ is no basis for social transformation. It’s time it was put to bed.

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Social entrepreneurs are not content just to give a fish or teach how to fish. They will not rest until they have revolutionized the fishing industry.

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Profit can't be the bottom line for a happy, healthy society.

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When you look at business results, most of the things that other corporate forms are recognized for actually are things that co-operatives can do better, stronger, more efficiently, faster.

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Charities and non-profits rely on three core sources of revenue: government; philanthropy and earned income. Of these only earned income offers any prospects for growth over the long term.

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It’s no longer about what is good for our company it’s about what our company is good for.

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Just like any revolution eats its children, unchecked market fundamentalism can devour the social capital essential for the long-term dynamism of capitalism itself. All ideologies are prone to extremes. Capitalism loses its sense of moderation when the belief in the power of the market enters the realm of faith.

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It is easier to imagine the end of the world than to imagine the end of capitalism.

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We sold the patent for insulin to the university for one dollar. And come to think of it—I don’t believe I ever saw that one dollar.

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