The Difference Between Linear & Circular Economy

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The world population is booming and at the same time it is draining out the Earth’s natural resources at an alarming rate. The growing human need for food, water, housing, clothing, and recreation takes a heavy toll on the environment. These are the reasons why many countries have decided to switch from linear to circular economy.

What is the linear economy?

It is not called linear because it has been around for a long-long time. It is a traditional model based on the ‘take-make-consume-waste’ approach to using resources. The raw material is transformed into a product and after it ends its life cycle is thrown to waste. What experts and non-experts know for sure is that if the model is not replaced, the world will approach a tipping point where it will lose the capacity to sustain itself.

The transition from linear to circular economy goes through the reuse economy approach.
The model adds a new link to the linear economy approach. The raw materials are transformed into a product that is recycled when it ends its life cycle into a new product, but after that stage, it is thrown away.

The purpose of a circular economy is to prevent waste. Manufacturers have designed reusable products and when a new product is needed, it has to be obtained sustainably.  Hence, when the raw material enters the cycle, it must follow the production-use-recycling-production cycle.
The circular economy is more profitable and less harmless to the environment and its main goals include sustainable economic growth, increased competitiveness, and new jobs.

The circular economy needs joint efforts by entrepreneurs, researchers, industries, users, government, civil society, and lawmakers, but most of all it needs innovation. You can promote much-needed change in your society if you learn how to think innovatively. Take our free online training to gain an entrepreneurial mindset and to understand better what sustainable entrepreneurship means.

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  1. The linear economy is what unfortunately what seems easy in the eyes of many. But with innovation, we could do better through recycling. Most of our ideas in here are pegged on the circular economy tenets.

    Crochet hub Africa is a good example of this. Before you throw away those old shoes, look at then again. They could be refurbished. This eases the dumpsites of rubber soles and shoe materials.

    Some other ideas and projects are at the forefront promoting reusing waste matter too. A good example is the one that was to use potato left overs to produce the starch that is used to make plastics. This and other ideas should be nurtured to maturity.

  2. All hands must be on deck into finding solutions to sustainable entrepreneurship. This fit can only be realised by thinking creatively through innovation. While many ideas/projects submitted for the 2019 Youth Citizens Entrepreneurship Competitions are already finding solutions through recycling, there is still more work that is needed to be done to ensure the goal of sustainable entrepreneurship through recycling is realised before 2030. One key measure to undertake is through training and education. Training and educating the people in your community to be more sustainable through the appropriate recycling strategy (such as organising seminars and workshops). @crochethub

  3. great. Thanks!

  4. I personally think that nature itself has this capacity to reuse, recycle and produce again. I believe that the human being it the only element that had bad effect on this circular and if we do care about that too, it is like we are really going to be part of real nature too.

  5. The more an industrial foundation reuses and cycles its waste, the closer it
    approaches to the idea of circular economy and to being more profitable
    while also less harmless for environment.In industrial environment, it is intended to show
    that circular economy would be beneficial for society.Benefits will be taken
    not only using environment as a reservoir for residual wastes but restricting or minimizing the usage of exhausting material for production activities.
    The expected benefits are focused on the basic monitoring that the loss of
    material wastes, in countable units, is minimized.

  6. “The three most important things for a better future for me would be reduced economic inequalities within and between communities and countries, drastic decline in diseases such as malaria, cholera and HIV in developing countries and quality/affordable basic education for all children up until the tertiary level. I believe that if the world will truly become sustainable firstly we need to educate and equip as many people as possible in a short period of time. I believe that quality education will birth solutions that will unlock other Sustainable goals.”

    – Olabanji Jackson-oke, Nigeria

  7. Yeah definitely… Circular economy needs a cooperative effort. But everything in nature is itself in circular economy if we dont disturb. But we can’t leave without making things easier for us disturbing that circle. So its us who are disturbing circular economy and its upon us to again make it possible

  8. Brazil is at a pivotal moment in its economic history, with the opportunity to develop a new economic model that ofers prosperity for its citizens and works in the long term.

  9. To ensure there’s enough food, water and prosperity in 2050, we need to switch from a linear to a circular economy. The aim is to ensure healthy and safe living and working conditions, and cause less harm to the environment.
    For a long time, our economy has been ‘linear’. This means that raw materials are used to make a product, and after its use any waste (e.g. packaging) is thrown away. In an economy based on recycling, materials are reused. For example, waste glass is used to make new glass and waste paper is used to make new paper. To ensure that in the future there are enough raw materials for food, shelter, heating and other necessities, our economy must become circular. That means preventing waste by making products and materials more efficiently and reusing them. If new raw materials are needed, they must be obtained sustainably so that the natural and human environment is not damaged.

  10. This is a cry that we all must lend our voice in. Being entrepreneurial is awesome! I mean, I live for “Entrepreneurship”. But before a step is taken in that path, we need to ask ourselves, “Is it a sustainable step?” “What could be the magnitude of the harm that mother earth could be exposed to through this?” Fine, we know everything must have both a merit and a demerit (Basic high school knowledge). But then ask, in particular does the demerit outweigh the merits? How can it be helped?

    It is high time we all adopted the circular economy model. The way to go is definitely a circular economy and that is why we think you will love our Idea, Seams.

    Seams helps to reduce the pollution caused by fashion through landfills and greenhouse gases released into the environment that stems from overproduction and low quality of clothing produced. Why don’t you see for yourself?

    Goodluck Raphael,

  11. Entrepreneurship can be a tough path–and a long, grueling one. Littered with false starts and failures, it tends to trigger a rollercoaster of emotions: excitement, despair, determination, and confusion, to name a few.

    Because it’s so rarely linear (just try to find a successful entrepreneur who hasn’t fallen flat on his or her face at some point), the thing is requires more than anything is stamina: You’ve got to be able to keep going even when you don’t feel like it, and draw on deep reserves of energy to go to the distance.

    Need a little help filling that well? Here’s some inspiration from those who’ve come before, to help you get to where you want to be:

    1. “Don’t be intimidated by what you don’t know. That can be your greatest strength and ensure that you do things differently from everyone else.” – Sara Blakely

    2. “A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” – Albert Einstein

    3. “The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short, but in setting our aim too low and achieving our mark.” – Michelangelo

    4. “Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice.” – Steve Jobs

    5. “Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.” – Mark Twain

    6. “Age is something that doesn’t matter, unless you are a cheese.” – Billie Burke

    7. “Find the smartest people you can and surround yourself with them.” – Marissa Meyer

    8. “One of the most important things I have learned is that businesses don’t fail, entrepreneurs give up. Now sometimes, giving up is the right decision. But usually you just need to dig in and figure out how to make things better. Remember: Every day is a new opportunity to get up and do it better than yesterday!” – Adda Birnir

    9. “Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender, it’s holy ground. There’s no greater investment.” – Stephen Covey

    10. “The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” – Sally Berger

    11. “Achievement seems to be connected with action. Successful men and women keep moving. They make mistakes but they don’t quit.” – Conrad Hilton (founder of Hilton Hotels)

    12. “There is only one way to avoid criticism: Do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.” – Aristotle

    13. “Take criticism seriously, but not personally.” – Hillary Clinton

    14. “My best advice to entrepreneurs is this: Forget about making mistakes, just do it.” – Ajaero Tony Martins

    15. “Failure is just a resting place. It is an opportunity to begin again more intelligently.” – Henry Ford

    16. “If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.” – Katharine Hepburn

    17. “It’s not about money or connections. It’s the willingness to outwork and outlearn everyone when it comes to your business.” – Mark Cuban

    18. “If Plan A doesn’t work, the alphabet has 25 more letters.” – Claire Cook

    19. “The most effective way to do it, is to do it.” – Amelia Earhart

    20. “Strive for authenticity over perfection.” – Sheryl Sandberg

    21. “What good is an idea if it remains an idea? Try. Experiment. Iterate. Fail. Try again. Change the world.” – Simon Sinek

    22. “Stop wearing your wishbone where your backbone ought to be.” – Elizabeth Gilbert

    23. “I stand up on my desk to remind myself that we must constantly look at things in a different way.” – Robin Williams

    24. “I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.'” – Muhammad Ali

    25. “If you’re going through hell, keep going.” – Winston Churchill

    26. “The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.” – Ayn Rand

    27. “Don’t look at your feet to see if you are doing it right. Just dance.” – Anne Lamott

    28. “Don’t compromise yourself. You are all you’ve got.” – Janis Joplin

    29. “There is only one success: to be able to spend your life in your own way.” – Christopher Morley

    30. “If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping in a room with a mosquito.” – Lisa Lieberman-Wang

    31. “It’s more fun to be a pirate than to join the navy.” – Steve Jobs

    32. “Remember why you started.” – Anonymous

    33. “Screw it, let’s do it.” – Richard Branson

  12. The right quote at the right time can often provide deeper meaning and perception just when you need it most.

    A perfectly worded quip can impart wisdom and wit. It can tug at your heartstrings or be a bolt of lightning to awaken and invigorate your mind. A good quote can give you a lens through which to view a difficult situation or provide a ray of light in a dark time.

    Here’s a compilation of inspiring quotes from people whose observations and intuitions continue to lift us all.

    1. “My biggest motivation? Just to keep challenging myself. I see life almost like one long university education that I never had — every day I’m learning something new.” — Richard Branson

    2. “Genius is 1 percent inspiration, and 99 percent perspiration.” — Thomas Edison

    3. “Every time you state what you want or believe, you’re the first to hear it. It’s a message to both you and others about what you think is possible. Don’t put a ceiling on yourself.” — Oprah Winfrey

    Related: Top 10 Online Book Clubs For Entrepreneurial Inspiration

    4. “Fear is the disease. Hustle is the antidote.” — Travis Kalanick

    5. “If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat! Just get on.” — Sheryl Sandberg

    6. “Timing, perseverance, and ten years of trying will eventually make you look like an overnight success.” — Biz Stone

    7. “It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.” — Bill Gates

    8. “Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.” — Gloria Steinem

    9. “The question I ask myself almost every day is, ‘Am I doing the most important thing I could be doing?’” — Mark Zuckerberg

    10. “You take your life in your own hands, and what happens? A terrible thing, no one to blame.” — Erica Jong

    11. “A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” — Albert Einstein

    12. “Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” — Winston Churchill

    13. “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” — Walt Disney

    14. “When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.” — Helen Keller

    15. “Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” — Albert Schweitzer

    16. “Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary greatly in their abilities. They vary in their desires to reach their potential.” — John Maxwell

    17. “It’s hard to do a really good job on anything you don’t think about in the shower.” — Paul Graham

    18. “Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.” — Babe Ruth

    19. “Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

    20. “Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs.” — Farrah Gray

    21. “If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.” — Henry Ford

    22. “The entrepreneur is essentially a visualizer and actualizer. He can visualize something, and when he visualizes it he sees exactly how to make it happen.” — Robert L. Schwartz

    23. “I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.” — Steve Jobs

    24. “What’s money? A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.” — Bob Dylan

    25. “Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.” — Jim Rohn

  13. This camp is very radically and unconventional to me a budding entrepreneur day in and out is not all about the winning

  14. CEO: Tesla and Spacex

    Bold move: All of them

    There’s no denying that Elon Musk is a visionary. But there’s also no denying that he’s got room for improvement. Tesla is a well-publicized mess — behind on production, abandoned by its executives and embroiled in an SEC investigation. Musk, too, often appears to be a mess — increasingly erratic on Twitter, lurching from one PR crisis to the next. But in 2018, his company SpaceX launched and landed a giant rocket (and then booked the first passenger for a trip around the moon), his hyperloop technology scored a contract with the city of Chicago and his battery-making Gigafactory hit new strides. So is he a model to follow? “Beyond Musk’s undoubtable genius and grit, it takes a heavy dose of hubris to devote one’s life to pioneer technologies that promote the Earth’s sustainability, while simultaneously creating an intergalactic escape hatch if we collectively fail to save the planet,” says Leonard Sherman, a professor of business at Columbia University. “In keeping with the breathtaking ambition of his quest, Musk has certainly suffered many personal and technical setbacks along the way. But despite it all, entrepreneurs should remember Steve Jobs’ words. Bold, daring entrepreneurship is messy. It’s complex. But the crazy ones will get shit done.” But other experts think he’s more of a cautionary tale. Peter Cohan, lecturer of strategy at Babson College, urges entrepreneurs to learn from Musk’s mistakes. “The lessons that entrepreneurs should take from Elon Musk are clear: Put the highest priority on what is best for your company’s customers, employees, partners and investors. To do that, you must look at your strengths and weaknesses objectively. If you are not good at a skill that’s critical to deliver what stakeholders expect — now and in the future — you should partner with an executive who is. For all of Musk’s ambition and achievements, he seems unable or unwilling to do this.” Still not sure?

  15. Thanks for this knowledge, very helpful.

  16. Mother Teresa was an inspiration to countless millions for her lifelong devotion to the neediest and most vulnerable of the world. The selflessness and sacrifice with which she lived her own life made her an international symbol of charitable work, and the love and compassion she showed the destitute of all faiths won her a Nobel Peace Prize in 1979, which she donated entirely to the poor.

  17. Henry Dunant Quotes and Sayings

    “I was a mere tourist with no part whatever in this great conflict; but it was my rare privilege, through an unusual train of circumstances, to witness the moving scenes that I have resolved to describe. In these pages I give only my personal impressions; so my readers should not look here for specific details, nor for information on strategic matters; these things have their place in other writings.”
    — Henry Dunant

    #Moving #Writing #Giving

    “Why could not advantage be taken of a time of relative calm and quiet to investigate and try to solve a question of such immense and worldwide importance, both from the humane and Christian standpoint?”
    Henry Dunant

    Christian Taken Trying

    “By Thy power, let there be peace, O God!”
    Henry Dunant

  18. The circular economy that aims for the elimination of waste through the design of products, and business models. Its essence is to design products with no waste products that facilitate disassembly and reuse.

    The idea of Cradle to Cradle (Remaking the Way We Make Things) developed by chemist Michael Braungart and architect William McDonough ranked as the next industrial revolution

    Traditionally the main slogan of environmentalism has been ” Reduce, reuse, recycle .” The authors propose a different approach: Reduce the impact on the environment cause slowdowns same , but faster or slower would be coming to the same end. Optimize the design and production architectural and industrial. Design for not to contaminate

    The global consultancy McKinsey, which ensures that from the current model of linear economy ( produce – use – throw ) to a circular economy in which the elements are used to complete the cycle ( “cradle to cradle” ) would save annual 700 billion.

  19. Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.

    I have always believed that the way you treat your employees is the way they will treat your customers, and that people flourish when they are praised.

    Whatever your goal is you will never succeed unless you let go of your fears and fly.

    Capitalism – which in its purest form is entrepreneurism even among the poorest of the poor – does work; but those who make money from it should put it back into society, not just sit on it as if they are hatching eggs.

    Hard-won things are more valuable than those that come too easily.
    Richard Branson

  20. 21 Quotes From Henry Ford On Business, Leadership And Life
    Erika Andersen
    Erika Andersen

    I knew, before starting to write this post, what we all know about Henry Ford: founder of Ford Motor F +0%Company, seminal proponent of mass production in the form of the assembly line, creator of the Model T and author of the tart line, “you can have it in any color you want, as long as it is black.” Then one of my readers, Sagar Adhikari, shared a great Henry Ford quote in a comment he made on one of my posts. I was intrigued, and started doing a bit of research.

    As it turns out, Ford was a veritable font of pithy and insightful one-liners about business and leadership – and a fascinating human being, as well. He certainly had his dark side (he seems to have been anti-semitic for at least part of his life, believing in a world conspiracy of “Jewish financiers”), but he was at the same time hugely progressive and forward-thinking in many other ways. For example, he hired African-Americans, women and disabled people long before most other business owners did so, and was passionately committed to the principle of paying good wages to hire and keep the best employees. He was a relentless technological innovator, based on his commitment to creating “the best possible goods at the lowest possible price.” He focused on making ongoing changes in design and production that would drive down costs while improving the product. For instance, the inaugural Model T, released for sale in 1908, cost $825 (about $22,000 in present-day dollars); by 1916, he had reduced the cost by more than half – to $360, while increasing safety, reliability and speed. And for better or worse, Henry Ford – more than any other individual – made us a nation of car owners; at one point over half the families in America owned a Ford motor car.

    Here then, for your reading pleasure: 21 inspiring and very fresh quotes from this complex, remarkable man:

    There is one rule for the industrialist and that is: make the best quality goods possible at the lowest cost possible, paying the highest wages possible.

    Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.

    Don’t find fault, find a remedy.

    Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.

    Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t – you’re right.

    Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.

    Employers only handle the money – it is the customer who pays the wages.

  21. I finally arrived at the realisation of the fact that for any sustainable entrepreneur circular production/economy is a way to go.
    it reduces the amount of waste we produce, ensure long term financial growth, and it cut off future expenses for environmental remediation

    my advice to all young entrepreneurs in this campus you should begin with circular production/economy at the earliest stage of your idea

  22. What does an entrepreneur do? The first thing is they have given themselves permission to see a problem. Most people do not want to see problems … Once you see a problem and you keep looking at it you will find an answer.

    Bill Drayton

    Business, People, Entrepreneur

  23. “You need to say to everyone in the organization: “You are a change-maker. You can figure out what customers need. And if you also figure out how to make it work, you are a hero. You are going to do really well. You are going to be a role model for other people in the firm.” Everybody, including the doorman, is empowered. We should be doing the same thing in education organizations, in human rights organizations, in hotels chains and electronics firms – this is the transition to the Everyone a Changemaker world.”

    Bill Drayton

  24. Mary Olushoga, Founder of the AWP Network moderated the womens panel at the 2014 CUNY Young African Leadership Symposium, which took place at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

    Here are (8) memorable quotes from the event:

    (1) “Support me because I am competent not because I am a woman.”

    (2) “I don’t see myself as a woman, I see myself as a human being.”

    (3) “I truly believe that success always transcends gender.”

    (4) Being an African woman in 2014 is still a stigma.

    (5) “Women need to be more forceful, and not laid back or passive.”

    (6) “I want more African women and girls to know that you can be anything you want to be.”

    (7) “Get out of the it’s not possible mode, everything is possible.”

    (8) “Never underestimate the power of having a role model or mentor – find one.”

  25. “At the intersection where your gifts, talents, and abilities meet a human need; therein you will discover your purpose.”
    “Hell begins the day that God grants you the vision to see all that you could have done, should have done, and would have done, but did not do.“
    “Don’t think money does everything or you are going to end up doing everything for money.”
    “The real tragedy of the poor is the poverty of their aspirations.”
    Adam Smith
    “The most effective kind of education is that a child should play amongst lovely things.”
    “Where there is no desire, there will be no industry.”
    John Locke
    “It is not only for what we do that we are held responsible, but also for what we do not do.”
    “If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts, but if he will content to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties.”
    Francis Bacon
    “Do not go to bed until you have gone over the day three times in your mind. What wrong did I do? What good did I accomplish? What did I forget to do?”
    “Divide each difficulty into as many parts as is feasible and necessary to resolve it.”
    Rene Descartes
    “How many theorems in geometry which have seemed at first impracticable are in time successfully worked out!”
    “You cannot teach a person something he does not already know, you can only bring what he does know to his awareness.”
    Galileo Galilei
    “If others would think as hard as I did, then they would get similar results.”
    Isaac Newton
    “The chief cause of human errors is to be found in the prejudices picked up in childhood.”
    Rene Descartes
    “Rules for Happiness: something to do, someone to love, something to hope for.”
    Immanuel Kant

  26. Anonymous

    30.08.2019 · Reply

    as young entrepreneurs, lets work together in making the world a better place thus saving our earth, through recycling. we can really achieve a lot through recycling without causing any harm to our environment and i should assure you guys that we can only achieve all this through team work

  27. “Business is still more often about whom you know, not what you know.”
    ― Alejandro Cremades
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  28. 4. “To me, business isn’t about wearing suits or pleasing stockholders. It’s about being true to yourself, your ideas and focusing on the essentials.” – Richard Branson

    5. “Fortunately we’re not a public company – we’re a private group of companies, and I can do what I want.” – Richard Branson

    6. “Building a business is not rocket science, it’s about having a great idea and seeing it through with integrity.” – Richard Branson

  29. My greatest appreciation goes to Professor Gunter Faltin, He is not just an Ivory Tower expertise, it makes me have a voice now in Nigeria, even if I am yet to arrive Germany, I am so excited, I turned out to be an Entrepreneurship Lecturer over night as a result of his book, I digested every bit of the content especially our lessons on pages 97 to 109, and my silver lining is on the quote of Andrew Carnegie powerful quotes that says, ” Concentrate your energies, your thought, and your capital” The wise man put all his eggs in one basket and watches it” I am ready to meet him in “Winners Announcement’s Ceremony in Free University soon” bye

  30. My Humblest Thanks Goes to Campus Administrator

    Well, almost everyone from the campus has been giving an emotional speech, I will try to not be long with mine..A big CONGRATULATIONS to all of you for all the support you have granted me since day one and which has been pushing me to do better each time. This journey has been long almost 4 months, but we have learned so many things here, from both negative and positive experiences. There has been many ups and downs, but we know we did our best, we supported as many idea/projects we could. Sometimes the blue bar motivated us, sometimes it did the reverse. I, personally obtained so many benefits from the campus, ranging from the online training, blogs, ideas/projects, to knowing myself as an entrepreneur, learning more about innovation and creativity, borrowing and the list goes on and on, but the most amazing thing was making so many entrepreneurship friends and educating many through my concepts and components.

    The whole world felt and sensed and convinced and intuitively believed in my idea GREEN RIBBON, hence you believe in LOVING LIFE and ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION. Healthy living and fresh breathe for cerebral palsy kids and teens that is even bad than CANCER yet they world ignore it.. We need sustainable actions for our planet. In GREEN RIBBON Start Ups, we are ideas generators with fun toward sustainable development and we need to protect nature, without which we cease to exist. THANKS!

  31. Oprah Winfrey: “Don’t worry about being successful but work toward being significant and the success will naturally follow.”

  32. Abram Maher September 3, 2019 21:18

    There are several qualities entrepreneurs should enjoy, including:
    1_ leadership and energy, and internal control. Be confident.
    2_ high initiative, and personal responsibility.
    3_ Fear of failure.
    4_ participation in the long term.
    5_ Solve problems continuously.
    6_ use all existing resources.
    7_ impose self-standards.
    thank you very much.

    I think Abram’s qualities are educative, let us embrace this ephraim essien

  33. “A university should not be an island where academics attain higher and higher levels of knowledge without sharing any of this knowledge with its neighbours.”

    Muhammad Yunus

  34. “I wanted to give money to people like this woman so that they would be free from the moneylenders to sell their product at the price which the markets gave them – which was much higher than what the trader was giving them.”

    Muhammad Yunus

  35. “As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.” – Andrew Carnegie

  36. “Do not look for approval except for the consciousness of doing your best.” – Andrew Carnegie

  37. The man who acquires the ability to take full possession of his own mind may take possession of anything else to which he is justly entitled.”

    – Andrew Carnegie

  38. My Greatest Appreciation Goes To Campus Administrator

    He was my motivator and lead entrepreneur who gave me the courage, focused to climbed this entrepreneurship campus mountain. I felt satisfied, what I learned in this laboratory have started igniting divine spark in Nigerians.

    Thank You Campus Administrator for your Active Participation

  39. “There is little success where there is little laughter.” – Andrew Carnegie

  40. On Technology

    While technology is important, it’s what we do with it that truly matters.

    Muhammad Yunus

  41. “The men who have succeeded are men who have chosen one line and stuck to it.” – Andrew Carnegie

  42. I want to reminds all my co-finalists to remember September 22, 2019
    Deadline for receipt of videos from finalists in both

    As a social innovation expert now, my job is to helps others create their start ups across borders. Ephraim Essien Nigeria Finalist Best Idea 2019

  43. I have never really thought about the future until Until two months
    ago an announcement was made at our school about one girl. She
    was seriously ill. She had cancer. A very aggressive form of it. The
    doctors in our country did everything they could for her. Still she was
    dying. Her only hope was the treatment that she could get in
    Germany. She needed minimum of 50 thousand Euros to be able to
    go and soon. The price of the human life. It’s a lot of money here. So
    her parents started raising funds wherever they could and
    eventually came to our school. Nowadays we have almost got used
    to such stories because after the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Station accident the rate of cancer
    among children in Belarus has increased 13 times. This power station is situated almost at the
    boarder of our Republic and right after the accident the wind was blowing north and carrying
    radioactive clouds in our direction So there are articles in newspapers, announcements on TV,
    Internet about kids dying of cancer who need urgent help.

  44. We often even forget that The Entrepreneurship Campus is an activity within the framework of the UNESCO Global Action Programme (GAP) on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)

  45. The wonderful thing is that as we decrease the scale of economic activity, we actually increase our own emotional well being. That is because at the deepest level localization is about connection. It is about re establishing our sense of interdependence with others and with the natural world. And this connection is a fundamental human need.

  46. ” I began my career as an economics professor but became frustrated because the economic theories I taught in the classroom didn’t have any meaning in the lives of poor people I saw all around me. I decided to turn away from the textbooks and discover the real-life economics of a poor person’s existence.”

    Muhammad Yunus

  47. Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.

    Mother Teresa

  48. Green Ribbon is not just a social business in Nigeria but it has brought smiles to million of lives throughout Nigeria

  49. Campus Administrator really stirred GREEN RIBBON (2019 BEST IDEA) to be the mirror of the world best enterprise.
    Opeyemi, Lagos, Nigeria.

  50. Entrepreneurs are positive and patience in nature, they are not pessimistic and poor as we think.

    Ephraim Essien Green Ribbon Startup Founder 2019/ Best Idea Finalist – Nigeria

  51. The fact that the poor are alive is clear proof of their ability.
    Muhammad Yunus

  52. Why could not advantage be taken of a time of relative calm and quiet to investigate and try to solve a question of such immense and worldwide importance, both from the humane and Christian stand-point?
    Henry Dunant
    Christian, Taken, Trying

  53. It is a great honour for me to be “A 2019 Best Idea Finalist”: to follow in the footsteps of world-renowned thinkers and activists-many of whom, incidentally, I am happy to count among my friends and colleagues. An honour and also a source of great hope and strength: that an organisation as prestigious as The Entrepreneurship Campus should understand and value the role of economic localization in helping to create a more equitable and sustainable world. i thank you for your support and accept this global position as a finalist on behalf of the emerging worldwide localization movement; a movement that, I believe can not only help to prevent ecological devastation but also substantially improve the quality of life for the great majority of people on earth.
    Ephraim Essien
    Green Ribbon Best Idea
    Start-up Founder

  54. I know God won’t give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish he didn’t trust me so much.”

    Mother Teresa

  55. “Live simply so others may simply live.”
    Mother Teresa

  56. Richard K. Morgan
    “A weapon is a tool,” she repeated, a little breathlessly. “A tool for killing and destroying. And there will be times when, as an Envoy, you must kill and destroy. Then you will choose and equip yourself with the tools that you need. But remember the weakness of weapons. They are an extension–you are the killer and destroyer. You are whole, with or without them.”

    ― Richard K. Morgan

  57. “Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat.”
    Mother Teresa

  58. “No man can become rich without himself enriching others.” – Andrew Carnegie

  59. “We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.”
    Mother Teresa

  60. “it is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership.” ~ Nelson Mandela

  61. “Peace begins with a smile.”
    Mother Teresa

  62. Be an Entrepreneur
    Sinnvoll leben – Selbstwirksam werden – Erfolgreich gründen

    Stiftung Entrepreneurship Faltin Stiftung
    Vorstand: Klaus Weidner Vorsit, Günter Faltin, W.-Dietrich Winterhager
    Kuratorium: Kurt Hammer Vorsitz, Holger Johnson stellv. Vorsitz,
    Muhammed Yunus, Hernando de Soto, Gunter Pauli, Fritz Fleischmann

  63. “Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do… but how much love we put in that action.”
    Mother Teresa

  64. “Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.”
    Mother Teresa

  65. “Joy is prayer; joy is strength: joy is love; joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. ”
    Mother Teresa

  66. “Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier”.
    Mother Teresa

  67. Haruo Miyagi

    Founder and CEO of ETIC. (Entrepreneurial Training for Innovative Communities). In 1993, while studying at Waseda University in Japan, Mr. Miyagi founded ETIC. as a nation-wide network of student entrepreneurs, and it was incorporated as a non-profit organization in 2000. In 2001, he established ETIC. Social Venture Center, which has supported and trained over 1,000 young social entrepreneurs to date.

  68. “The miracle is not that we do this work, but that we are happy to do it.”
    Mother Teresa

  69. I take great pride in welcoming all the blog viewers to the last day of the youth competition winner’s announcement.
    I use this medium to say a big thank you to all the leaders in this house. Kudos to you all.
    I’m Ephraim Essien
    The Founder of Green Ribbon.

  70. “When the game is over I just want to look at myself in the mirror, win or lose, and know I gave it everything I had.” Joe Montana

  71. Six days to our 2019 entrepreneurship summit, l urges all 7 billions global citizens to visit this site and be a part of our sustainable and culture of peace

  72. “Let us touch the dying, the poor, the lonely and the unwanted according to the graces we have received and let us not be ashamed or slow to do the humble work.”
    Mother Teresa

  73. “God doesn’t require us to succeed, he only requires that you try.”
    Mother Teresa

  74. Entrepreneurs are those who intersect a balance between social, economic, and environmental toward a sustainable future

  75. “Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.”
    Mother Teresa

  76. “Even the rich are hungry for love, for being cared for, for being wanted, for having someone to call their own.”
    Mother Teresa

  77. “Our life of poverty is as necessary as the work itself. Only in heaven will we see how much we owe to the poor for helping us to love God better because of them.”
    Mother Teresa

  78. As a 2019 Best ldea Finalist, l welcome ALL global citizens to our magnificent entrepreneurship summit 2019, You are ALL WELCOME!

  79. As a 2019 Best ldea Finalist, l welcome ALL global citizens to our magnificent entrepreneurship award ceremony day 2019, You are ALL WELCOME!

  80. I personally think that nature itself has this capacity to reuse, recycle and produce again. I believe that the human being it the only element that had bad effect on this circular and if we do care about that too, it is like we are really going to be part of real nature too.

  81. The best approach the linear approach. But I do not know happy many of us know about this. Campus members I believe one can pick up the idea of sensitizing people about the issue of recycle and use.

  82. […] experts and non-experts know for sure is that if this economic model is not replaced, the world will approach a tipping […]

  83. […] the systems provided by Nature by creating a lot of linear systems instead of a circular one – Take-Make-Use-Dispose-Pollute.  This mindset has provided us with a period of great prosperity and apparent ‘progress’, but […]

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