Author: Doug Hardy
Amplifying Social InnovationSlow Money Investing Takes Root » An emerging cadre of enterprising investors and entrepreneurs is committed to turning this situation around, and making money in the process. Food entrepreneurs are revitalizing dozens of old businesses, and starting hundreds of new ones, based on sustainable farming and food production methods.
Living EntrepreneurshipDebating the Exit Strategy » For the venture-minded entrepreneur, an end might be a successful business … but then what? What are the different paths to “done” for an entrepreneur starting out? Is it going public, getting acquired, starting a spin-off, or expanding to multiple locations?
Amplifying Social InnovationBecoming a Conscious Capitalist » The four tenets of conscious capitalism concern purpose, stakeholders, leadership, and culture. How is this different from the terms visionary or socially responsible business? Raj Sisodia: We used the word conscious to convey the idea of being fully mindful, fully awake, seeing the bigger picture, understanding all the consequences of our actions, having a finer…
Living EntrepreneurshipBig Business, Startup Mentality » The oft-told story of a small startup innovating to greatness stands in contrast to the narrative of a large company caught in the innovator’s dilemma: protecting its current business by ignoring opportunities that could disrupt the status quo. In corporate environments, intrapreneurs fight bureaucracy, outdated processes, groupthink, and sheer inertia.
Living EntrepreneurshipEntrepreneur-Friendly Immigration Reform » Immigration is a hot-button issue but, whatever their feelings about comprehensive immigration reform, business leaders and advocates are pushing the message that the political snarl over immigration is hurting American business by preventing the world’s best and brightest from working here.
Amplifying Social InnovationCrowdfunding Social Entrepreneurs, Part II » Social investment platforms are as diverse as the challenges they seek to address. They share a common goal of having a positive effect and supporting social causes, but approach community engagement and fundraising differently.