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Why Start a Social Enterprise?

Social entrepreneurs

Limited resources, lack of skills/experience, and startup costs rank first in a long list of challenges that young aspiring entrepreneurs face when trying to start a business.
Even though startups are a synonym to innovative-highly-needed solutions and concepts, most of them fail (failure happens and it helps, learn how to cope with it).

A small percentage of startups manage to survive through the death valley while most don’t.

Why? Some dream way too big, others fail to anticipate obstacles or can’t address them properly.

If you succeed people will know your name, if you don’t you’ll become statistical data. That’s not that bad. You and other people will learn what not to do or how to do it differently.

Given that startups aim at providing solutions that aren’t widely available, the business process turns into a learn-as-you-go experience. Thus, don’t let yourself get scared when your ideas require you to navigate unchartered territory.

Or you can become a social entrepreneur…

To not end in a cul-de-sac situation, maybe you should consider social entrepreneurship. Like every startup, the social business will come with the boring essentials, bookkeeping, payroll and administration, taxes, finance, and legal issues. No matter how hideous these repetitive tasks can be, they’re not an excuse to give up. If you start a social business, you’re going to have a strong cause with an impact on society or the environment. Keep the eyes on that cause, because when you do well to the people and the planet, you do good business.

That translates to more support and funding and bigger chances for success.
Social impact = indicator for success.

Where to focus?
Anyone can have a good business idea. If you don’t have one, maybe you need to expose yourself to the news on your public broadcaster. Although the sun always shines on TV, you can compare what the media reports, what it doesn’t report with how things are. The news can help spark great ideas.

Make a list of frustrating problems that affect you and your community. Think how about solutions that would solve them without generating other problems.
Focus on the available resources and how to use them in a smart and environmentally-friendly way.
Focus on limited resources and how to use them sustainably.
Make impact your priority instead of profit, yet remember that you can change the world, but you have to make money to be a successful entrepreneur.

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  1. Staying with an activity such as developing a social enterprise takes considerable effort because you have to stick with it long enough to acquire the special skills, knowledge, and experience you need to succeed.

    Entrepreneurship is not for babies,it’s actually a very serious business!

    It takes a whole lot of self determination,focus and intelligent approach to solving humanity problems before one can remain committed to social entrepreneurship.

  2. Being a social entrepreneur requires a lot of sacrifices and your passion and drive to make the business succeed. I think one key reason that makes many social start-ups fail is that a lot of them use their out of pocket money to fund the business. While this method is good initially, it is also good when the business has started making good enough market traction; another step is to have a well-defined concrete business model that will constantly generate revenue for the business going forward. Ultimately, resilience, drive, passion, creativity, determination and perseverance are the most key elements that make a start-up business long-lasting.

    • As a matter of fact, some businesses requires the universal attention and union, in which, we are doing a great job because we introduce ourselves to a very good platform!

  3. One thing i learnt is to use debt finance mainly to expand business and not when starting it up but rather pool resources through partnerships, grants or i would rather start small. because when you don’t succeed, you get into long term debts and then later fall out of business. I have seen startups in Uganda collapse even before they celebrate their 3rd birthday and from personal experience, it all draws back to one starting up a business on debt with expectation to be as successful as a similar business while others its because they have no knowledge of the economical dynamics of the market.

    • I hope we all could one they celebrate our business and be grateful for stayed positive and active as long as we could.

  4. I think that failure is part of success not its opposite. In fact, failures teach many lessons, it has been the case with me. Also, other people too can learn from others failures and hence can improve their own work.

    • I heard once, failure is when you fall down and don’t get up again. So, as long as we stand up again, there is still hope for our victory.

  5. Interesting. Failure is not a bad thing itself. Rather a motivator towards getting it right.

  6. When you have money and power in your hands you can change the world smartly if you look at the positive ends of the globe.
    We all try new things, fail and succeed as it’s a part of life.
    Yes I believe that there should be encouragement to youth and their startups.

    • I think the true victory is when you don’t have the money and power, but you believe in something. As long as you are passanaite about something, you can make people passanaite about it too.

    • Come to think of it, not everyone believes there are problems when these two are residents of their lives.

  7. If we see in this blog, there is proper insight about the statistics and about startups.
    Campus members coming out to form new ideas, should attend free online training and classes to get first hand experience and knowledge so that they can be successful in corporate world, if they wish to enter.

    • I think even if we don’t win this competition, the true victory is we used its information and we never forget what we have learned. So we all are true winners.

  8. For a long time I lived out of a suitcase and later made an entire move in a VW Beetle with a sunroof. It
    is similar to hitchhiking: before I had my own car, I met lots of people, and every day was a great
    adventure. Later I drove my own car, and from then on I had to worry about repairs, taxes, and
    . Every unfamiliar engine sound could be an ominous sign that some repair would soon be
    needed. This is not even primarily about money, but about effort and loss of focus, about complexity.
    The focal point of my ideas is how to do the most with the least effort. I’m not speaking in favor of
    freeloading, but of intelligent combinations that create a win-win situation for everyone.

    • I’m so blessed to know you. There are few person’s in the world that want everyone to win. I’m one of them and it’s a great opportunity to know you

  9. Banda Griffin

    28.07.2019 · Reply

    Entrepreneurship is tricky and risky because the results are unprecedented. But only those with enough courage, determination, focus and persistence cross the frontiers and become successful. After all, entrepreneurship is all about doing what ordinary people cant.

  10. 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.
    Bill Drayton.

  11. An idea is like a play. It needs a good producer and a good promoter even if it is a masterpiece. Otherwise the play may never open; or it may open but, for a lack of an audience, close after a week. Similarly, an idea will not move from the fringes to the mainstream simply because it is good; it must be skillfully marketed before it will actually shift people’s perceptions and behavior.
    David Bornstein.

  12. One of the newest figures to emerge on the world stage in recent years is the social entrepreneur. This is usually someone who burns with desire to make a positive social impact on the world, but believes that the best way of doing it is, as the saying goes, not by giving poor people a fish and feeding them for a day, but by teaching them to fish, in hopes of feeding them for a lifetime. I have come to know several social entrepreneurs in recent years, and most combine a business school brain with a social worker’s heart. The triple convergence and the flattening of the world have been a godsend for them. Those who get it and are adapting to it have begun launching some very innovative projects.
    Thomas L. Friedman

  13. Entrepreneurial quality is by far the toughest criterion for a social entrepreneur. For every one thousand people who are creative and altruistic and energetic, there is probably only one who fits this criterion, or maybe even less than that. By this criterion…we do not mean someone who can get things done. There are millions of people who can get things done. There are very, very few people who will change the pattern in the whole field.

    Bill Drayton

  14. Over the past century, researchers have studied business entrepreneurs extensively..

    In contrast, social entrepreneurs have received little attention. Historically, they have been cast as humanitarians or saints, and stories of their work have been passed down more in the form of children’s tales than case studies. While the stories may inspire, they fail to make social entrepreneurs’ methods comprehensible. One can analyze an entrepreneur, but how does one analyze a saint?
    David Bornstein

  15. The first – the most obvious (test of a true social entrepreneur) – is are they possessed, really possessed by an idea… The idea – making it happen across society – is something they are married to in the full sense of the word. One key test of that is this: Is this an idea that you see growing out of their whole life? I get very, very suspicious when I see someone who had an idea two years ago. It just doesn’t ring true. Because with the typical entrepreneur you can see the roots of the interest when they’re very young. There’s a real coherence to people’s lives.
    Bill Drayton

  16. TZEDAKAH is a Hebrew word commonly translated as “charity.”

    One Jewish leader described tzedakah as having eight levels of charitable giving. The eighth and highest level of giving is described like this:

    “The highest form of charity is to help sustain a person before they become impoverished by offering a substantial gift in a dignified manner, or by extending a suitable loan, or by helping them find employment or establish themselves in business so as to make it unnecessary for them to become dependent on others.”

    Serve others in a way that helps them become self-reliant (or interdependent) and watch miracles happen for both you and them.
    Richie Norton

  17. I am truly honored to be with you. I would especially like to start with thanks to the Goi Peace Foundation members for your caring and for putting in the work that you do. I hope I will be able to contribute to your work by sharing an understanding of the very profound historical transformation the world is going through, and that we are all trying to serve. That is the transformation from the agricultural world, which produced very small surplus that only allowed very few people to be players, to a world where everyone has to be changemaker.

  18. If you imagine 5, 10, 15 years ahead in the context where the rate of change is accelerating logarithmically after 12,000 years of being relatively flat, you can just imagine how cruel it is for anyone not to be a changemaker.

  19. So I hope I will be able to expand on that insight: how is this happening; what are the barriers; what are some of the key answers to those barriers; and then move on to what the implications of this change are for us as individuals, for others we care about, for the institutions we are a part of, and ultimately of course for society.

  20. Before doing that I would like to introduce two social entrepreneurs to you very concretely because social entrepreneurship is very much at the cutting edge of this revolution and understanding of it is important. It will also help explain where our understanding comes from.

  21. Let me start this part—what is a leading social entrepreneur—by asking you a question. What is the most powerful force in the world? I think it is pretty clear that it is a major pattern-changing idea, but only if it’s in the hands of an entrepreneur. It’s that combination that moves the world more than anything else. So let me then challenge you to see some of the patterns as I introduce these two stories.

  22. The first story is about Mary Gordon. Mary is a Canadian. She was elected a Fellow just short of three years ago. She saw a problem in the classes she was teaching in the public schools in Toronto. There was increasing number of children who could only respond to another child who made them uncomfortable with aggression, which of course invited aggression back from the other child, and you can predict where all that was leading.

  23. Every time a child went through that cycle the pattern would get deeper, and the probability of that child not being able to function in a world that requires a high level of skill in dealing with others increased. And of course the probability of the school being dysfunctional increased. Because Mary is an entrepreneur, she gave herself permission to see a problem that was obvious but no one was seeing. This is a clue as to one of the first patterns. Entrepreneurs give themselves permission to see and to think and to act.

  24. If you are an entrepreneur, you don’t want to solve it just for the children in your class. You want to change the whole society. Well, how do you change the education system? Everywhere in the world, it is notorious for not being the most innovative or fast-moving sector. So she knew it had to be a very simple idea. I’ll jump ahead to the results. Three years later, she’s gone from 2 schools to 2,000 schools in Canada; New Zealand has adopted the idea; and she has been approached by the Government of Japan for help.

  25. What is her idea? She asks only for one hour a month for 8 months of a class, and the younger the children the better. She brings an infant less than one year old, plus mom, plus a green blanket. The infant is the professor. The infant sits on the green blanket. The students have the responsibility, not the teacher, for figuring out what the professor is saying and later what the professor is feeling. You can imagine the children get into this very quickly. It has a huge impact.

  26. The Canadians actually have a measurement system for bullying. After those 8 hours, bullying rates come down and stay down. You could see that this is an idea and approach that could work anywhere in the world and Mary is out to make it work everywhere in the world. So that’s Case One.

  27. The second case is Rodrigo Baggio, who is a Brazilian. He loves computers like all people of his generation, but unlike most of his peers he went into the slums, the favelas behind where he lived and he saw that the young people there, although highly motivated, were being left completely behind. This is before there was a phrase “the digital divide.” As an entrepreneur, he saw patterns that were not the patterns of the stereotypes. He saw that the communities were competent, that they could organize, and that these were good people.

  28. He also saw that the students had plenty of motivation and they could learn if they were trusted to learn. His model for addressing the problem, the digital divide, asks the communities to do 95% of the work, to organize the space, to raise the money, to organize recruitment of students, and to hire the teachers. All he had to do is provide the software, some training and some old computers.

  29. With that simple insight, here is the curve of the growth of his organization in terms of number of students graduating. As you can see, it’s gone off the top of the chart 3 years ago. He is now in 15 countries in Latin America and Asia. I chose this example in part because he actually came to Japan and has demonstrated his work here because for Asia he needed Japan to provide the supply of second hand computers

  30. Now let me tell you a story about Rodrigo. He is about 6’7” tall and about 3 inches wide. He arrived in Washington in his 20’s with this idea. His English was to say the least spotty, and he walked into the Inter-American Development Bank and said, “Please give me your computers,” and they gave him their old computers, which were very valuable. Then he went to the Brazilian Air Force and said, “You have warehouses because you buy all these military equipment from the U.S.

  31. Let me store my computers for free at your warehouse. By the way, would you please fly these computers to Brazil for free for me?” This was a time Brazil was in the middle of what they call the informatics policy. Brazil was going to make its own computers and so no computers were supposed to come in. Well these masses of computers sailed through customs. Now, what is going on here? Could you walk into the Japanese Air Force and ask them to do this for you? I would have a little trouble with the American Air Force, I can tell you.

  32. The heart of this is that when he was sitting and talking with the senior officials at the Inter-American Development Bank, they sort of heard the words that the transaction was going on at a much deeper level, which gets to the heart of what an entrepreneur is. They sensed that Rodrigo was completely married to this idea, and they knew that they could trust Rodrigo. They knew that he was a person of very good ethical fiber.

  33. That’s the transaction. Every entrepreneur is always asking people to do completely unreasonable things in conventional terms, and people do them because they know of that marriage and they trust the person.

  34. These two examples I think will give you a sense of what a social entrepreneur is and what some of the characteristics are. If you were an Ashoka nominator or on the selection panel, we would train you in these qualities. Is there a new idea that will change the pattern in the field at least on a continental level? If not, it’s not worth the time.

  35. We do an evaluation of the results at the end of 5 years. Once Fellows have had a chance to have an impact, 97% are continuing full time pursuing their vision, 90% have had independent institutions copy their idea, and over half have already changed national policy. That last measure is more significant than it seems because a lot of Fellows do not need to change national policy to succeed.

  36. The point of this is we have to use judgment in making these choices. Our field is constantly being pressurized to make the mistake that business made of becoming too numbers focused. That is a mistake we don’t want to make. This is discipline judgment: 5 steps, different people, and clear criteria. We are able to get these results year after year in over 70 countries in every imaginable subject matter and they are very stable.

  37. Now, with that, let me expand on what I said before. An individual who is not able to cause change in a world where change is the dominant factor is not going to be a player. You may be a highly trained engineer or a doctor, but if you don’t know how to deal with change you’re going to be at sea increasingly year by year. And more importantly, what is the thing that people want to do in life more than anything else? We want to give and receive love and respect.

  38. That’s not something you do in theory; its something you do in action, and change-making is the highest level—the highest opportunity to give love and respect. If you don’t have the ability to do that, how much have we deprived you of? What is wrong with the society that says only a few people are going to be brought up and given the tools to be changemakers? What is wrong with us in managing our institutions that way? This is a huge transition we have to make, and this is the essential challenge.

  39. It’s the same thing with institutions. We now have millions of institutions and every one of them has to change or they will die. There is a huge competition for the limited supply of changemakers, which is one of the reasons income distributions are getting worse and worse all over the world. Ironically that means that the institutions become more hierarchical because they’re so dependent on the few people with those skills. This doesn’t work for individuals or institutions. We have to make it to an everyone a changemaker world. This is a completely different world than the world of the last 12,000 years. We have to manage differently at all levels, and that’s a challenge for everyone.

  40. Let me ask you a second question. What is the key factor for success for any human institution? The advantages of technology and marketing are getting shorter and shorter and shorter. Their half lives are shrinking as the rate of change accelerates. The one sustainable key factor for success is the proportion of changemakers in a community. That’s true for a company, a city, a country, or an ethnic group. Think ahead 5 or 10 years with that logarithmically increasing rate of change. If any institution you are a part of or care about is not moving in this direction, it is in trouble.

  41. What is the single biggest barrier of getting from here to there? It’s how we treat young people. Elite young people have always been treated in a different way from everyone else. Certainly when I was growing up, I got the message that I was going to be a competent person. I was encouraged to take initiative. That is not what happens to most young people. Whether in the classroom, work, sports, or extracurricular activities, the message is, “We adults are in charge of everything, thank you. You’re pretty irresponsible and incompetent. Stay out of the way.” Now it’s the same debilitating message that colonial people got, that women used to get, that in the United States the African Americans used to get before the civil rights movement.

  42. Mary’s example is the first step. You are going to have children be marginalized for life unless they master applied empathy. No one wants to play with someone who is going to cause harm. It doesn’t matter what technical skill they have, they’re out of the game. By the time children become young people, which is roughly 12, they then have to move on and master the next level, which is empathy, teamwork and leadership together. You don’t master these things in theory. You can’t read a book. You have to actually do it. This is like riding a bicycle except much more complex.

  43. How many young people have the experience that they are encouraged, they’re shown role models, they’re helped to have their own idea, build their own organization and leave their middle school or high school changed initiating a tutoring service, a dance academy, a virtual radio station or whatever? We know that almost all the Ashoka Fellows around the world had that experience as teenagers.

  44. We are building a movement which is very powerful and very simple. You can find out more about it at Youth Venture.org or care of the Ashoka site. The goal is to have 20% of all young people in the world have this experience. That means that we will have a work force that’s 20% changemakers 10 years from now.

  45. In Germany we are the only sector that is net growing jobs since 1990, while business and government are shrinking. This is happening because the citizen sector has become as entrepreneurial and competitive as business. It’s catching up very quickly with business. So this is a great career, congruent with values, fast growth, wonderful colleagues, and almost no glass ceilings because the demand is so much greater than the supply. It is obviously a huge opportunity, not only for yourself but also for other people you may know.

  46. Second, think about the young people you know: the 12 year olds to 14 year olds. Are they being powerful now? Think about your niece or your nephew. If they aren’t, you should be worried about that as much as you would be if they were not mastering math or language, because this is actually more important. That’s an immediate relevancy as I’m sure everyone here cares about at least one young person. Ask yourself if that young person is being powerful, that is, being a changemaker now.

  47. Third, think about the institutions you care about. Take business. You have a large citizen’s sector that’s now entrepreneurial and competitive, and it is growing much faster than business. Ashoka is now working in five different industries to demonstrate that when you take a business system that has worked separately from social system for three centuries, and you put the strong parts of each together, everyone benefits dramatically.

  48. The companies that are doing this, for example, are Lafarge and Cemex in the building area. We’re doing this for urban construction, rural irrigation, insurance, timber etc. Well, this is only the beginning of the changes that are going to happen. Also, in Government, where are the new ideas going to come from? How are you going to change the system? This is your natural ally, and you could help with that.

  49. Then finally, this is obviously profoundly important for society. If you think that the problems are outrunning the solutions, you may well be right. But once we get to everyone a changemaker world, that can’t possibly be the case, because when something is stuck, everyone, everywhere is going to change it like smart white blood cell. Some people will say, “Boy this sounds very chaotic.

  50. Everyone a changemaker—how is that ever going to work?” I think this is something this group in particular would understand intuitively. People want to express love and respect in action, and we can trust them to be a changemaker for the good. We’ve got to help build the institutional arrangements to make that possible. That’s the management challenge of the moment. The people want to be contributors. And if we can let them, we have a great future and that’s what I think we’re all working on together.
    Thank you.

  51. Over the past century, researchers have studied business entrepreneurs extensively..

    In contrast, social entrepreneurs have received little attention. Historically, they have been cast as humanitarians or saints, and stories of their work have been passed down more in the form of children’s tales than case studies. While the stories may inspire, they fail to make social entrepreneurs’ methods comprehensible. One can analyze an entrepreneur, but how does one analyze a saint?
    David Bornstein

  52. 29.07.2019 · Reply

    Everyone a changemaker—how is that ever going to work?” I think this is something this group in particular would understand intuitively. People want to express love and respect in action, and we can trust them to be a changemaker for the good. We’ve got to help build the institutional arrangements to make that possible. That’s the management challenge of the moment. The people want to be contributors. And if we can let them, we have a great future and that’s what I think we’re all working on together.
    Thank you.

  53. 1. At the intersection where your gifts, talents, and abilities meet a human need therein you will discover your purpose.
    Aristotle
    2. 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.“
    Goethe

  54. 3. Do not think money does everything or you are going to end up doing everything for money.
    Voltaire
    4. The real tragedy of the poor is the poverty of their aspirations.
    Adam Smith

  55. 7. It is not only for what we do that we are held responsible, but also for what we do not do.
    Moliere
    8. 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

  56. 5. The most effective kind of education is that a child should play amongst lovely things.
    Plato
    6. Where there is no desire, there will be no industry.
    John Locke

  57. 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?
    Pythagoras
    Divide each difficulty into as many parts as is feasible and necessary to resolve it.
    Rene Descartes

  58. 10. If others would think as hard as I did, then they would get similar results.
    Isaac Newton
    11. The chief cause of human errors is to be found in the prejudices picked up in childhood.
    Rene Descartes
    12. Rules for Happiness something to do, someone to love, something to hope for.
    Immanuel Kant

  59. @ Ephriam

    Thank you for the inspirational quotes shared, very educative

  60. Had it not been for Scottish philosopher and political economist Adam Smith the world would have definitely been a poorer place to live in. a towering figure in the history of economic thought, Adam Smith was a key figure of the Scottish Enlightenment who is best known for his book, the magnum opus of his life, ‘The Wealth of Nations’. He was the first political economist to pen a comprehensive system of political economy

  61. He was the first political economist to pen a comprehensive system of political economy. His classic work which is now considered as the ‘Bible of capitalism’ set the first modern work of economics, and became a precursor to the modern adaptation of the academic discipline of economics. Through his book, he laid the foundation of the classical free market economic theory, a concept unknown to the world until then.

  62. Hi entrepreneur,

    How are you doing? Well done dear. I am here to support you. Lets keep supporting each other.

    Dont think about giving up, hold on. Remember its not over until its done. Just aim for the best position and incase you dont reach there, you will still not be far from the best.
    Believe in yourself.

  63. As an active vanguard in Entrepreneurship Campus 2019, one of my ninety four key nuggets to illuminate campus path is not only igniting the entrepreneurship designs and spirit of collaboration among my fellow members, but also supporting, giving recommendations to their ideas and projects in order to further improve so that they will be able to turn into fruition in the market.
    Myself entrepreneurship mission is to bring smiles to the world and stillness in my heart while my entrepreneurship job is simply to educates campus members about the DARJEELING TEA GARDEN MAP that only sixty nine provinces are found and one of them is Dooteriah and I learned this from Brains versus Capital by Professor Gunter Faltin.
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    Green Ribbon Entrepreneurship Initiative is an innovative project aiming to create a balance between health, economic, social and environmental with intersection of my key team which include doctors and surgeons, nurses, dietitians, psychologists, therapists, environmentalists and social workers through key goals 3 and 15 and my entrepreneurship philosophy remained How many People Have You Help and How Can I Help

  64. It’s one thing to have an idea. Sometimes the idea is not enough. It requires more effort and knowing why one wants to start it up.

  65. The historical process is not set in stone; a significant role is played by individuals. A great deal in the historical process depends on people and their actions. I think most researchers would agree that history is not a behemoth that cannot be affected or altered.

  66. Through her advocacy and educational activities promoting localization from an international perspective, Helena Norberg Hodge has contributed to the revitalization of cultural and biological diversity, and the strengthening of local communities and economies worldwide.

  67. It is a great honour for me to receive this award 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

  68. Those little steps began to bring a meaningful change to our surrounding environment as we
    worked all together. Day by day, our neighborhood children and our other classmates also
    became inspired to see us. We sat together often and discussed what we can do for the
    environment. We decided not to keep the tap open while brushing teeth. One of us used to eat
    a lot of junk foods, only for pleasure. She said that she won’t do that anymore. We all started
    to go to school by school bus or other public transport. We tried to save electricity as much as
    we can by switching the light, fan, computer off when not being used

  69. We all started
    to go to school by school bus or other public transport. We tried to save electricity as much as
    we can by switching the light, fan, computer off when not being used.

  70. The people of Ghana really will help Japan! My worries disappeared, and I felt truly happy. I
    had always thought that Japan had to help Ghana. But through this experience, I realized that
    people in Ghana also wanted to help Japan in a time of n
    eed. You should bring your
    grandmother to Ghana, said my school teacher, who was worried for me. And a friend asked
    me, If I want to send money to Japan, who should I give it to
    The sad scenes following the earthquake in Japan were shown on TV every
    day. My heart
    ached, and my friends who watched TV were genuinely worried for Japan.
    In Ghana is a medical research institute named for Japanese scientist Hideyo Noguchi. The
    institute sent Ghanaian chocolate to children in Japan who were affected by the earthquake.
    Ghanaian chocolate is very tasty, so I am sure it made them very happy. It was not merely
    chocolate, but chocolate infused with care and encouragement.
    What I learned from this experience is that the world is one. Even between Africa and Asia
    which are so far away, news spreads easily. Usually, Japan is the one helping Ghana, but I
    realized that when Japan is in trouble, people in Ghana want very much to help.
    This is what I want to tell people in Japan. There are many people in Ghana who want to
    donate money to Japan, even though they cannot afford lunch for themselves. While we were
    collecting money for Japan, the lady who cleans our school happened to pass by. She carefully
    took out one cedi about US $0.65 wrapped inside her handkerchief
    and placed it in the
    donation box. The people of Ghana are truly kind.
    The desire to help people in need is shared by every human being. As long as people have this
    desire, the world will surely become a peaceful one, without war. This is what I came to
    feel through this experience

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    Because of this, people could no longer fish in the bay. I remember clearly pictures of the many
    thousands of fish pulled from the sea, and left at the port without b
    eing handled

  72. That was about all I knew of Minamata disease, but there was more to the story.
    Several years later, large numbers of fish could be seen in the waters of Minamata Bay, which
    had been called the “sea of death.” Many rock oysters were found o
    n the rocks. And
    surprisingly, a new bacterium was discovered in the sea mud. This bacterium had acquired the
    ability to purify mercury. In other words, it had transformed itself in order to purify the sea.

  73. I guess it is the place that I say whenever I listened to News, it bothered me because I felt there is so much injustice in the world, till I came up with my idea and I felt I can make the world a better place. But still no one wanted to hear it until I found this platform and now I’m full of hope to be heard and seen.

  74. But this girl was special. I understood it when I saw her picture. She was bald after chemotherapy, very pale, hollow-eyed and SMILING. She had such a radiant smile! This impressed me greatly. And not only me. I saw that most of my classmates brought money for her the next day. How courageous must she be to be able to smile in that situation! Then for a moment I tried to imagine myself in her place. How scary must it be to know that your life might end in a day, a week, a month But she seemed not to be afraid. Then suddenly I got an insight – I will also die, all people die. The only difference was that she knew it could happen soon. Death became real to her but for me it used to be unreal, like a phantom. I became aware of part of my future, the part that is common for all of us.

  75. 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

  76. In each case, we try to figure out what will truly engage the participant over the long term: what reflects
    his inclinations and desires, even those desires of which he might not be fully conscious. The method is
    akin to Frithjof Bergmann’s concept of New Work, where the question posed is: “What do we really,
    really want?” Thus the goal is not simply to accept the idea and then address possible steps to
    implement it, but rather to treat the initial idea as the raw material whose potential still needs to be
    explored.

  77. Opening Up the Idea
    In Germany, in a meeting with a conventional start-up adviser, the would-be founder brings the idea;
    the idea, so to speak, is simply “there.” In the Laboratory, on the other hand, the idea is questioned,
    examined, refined. Like a sculptor, a founder can work the raw material and create an intellectual
    abstraction that reflects not only the concerns of the “artist” more clearly and more precisely, but that
    also develops a better view of the market. It is important to work out something that’s “a better fit,”
    something that dovetails with the personality of the founder, something that “feels” better to him or
    her than the initial idea.
    In each case, we try to figure

  78. Well said, in order to be successful entrepreneurs we need to be creative

  79. We live in the information age, which has brought on information overload for many entrepreneurs. We see something that works, and we want to try it for our business. To make progress in your business, you have to focus your time on what will help your business where you are. As you grow, learn and then implement. Continuing to learn without taking action will hurt your business. This is what I learnt after I took some courses about entrepreneurship.

  80. In spite of what appeared to be appropriate planning, which considered a variety of aspects, there’s still
    a high degree of risk in this type of start-up. A lot of capital is required, and much advance preparation is
    needed, all of which will require financing. In addition, there are high operating costs like rent, interest
    and personnel. Unless there are a lot of customers immediately, as well as over the long term, there’s a
    danger that this start-up will end up the same way that many other restaurants have ended up in the
    past. As far as the likelihood of survival goes, it’s like placing bets in a casino – in both cases, the chances
    of success are statistically low. I put all my money on Red 19 and fervently hope it wins. If my restaurant
    doesn’t work out, then I’ll lose all of my own money, my borrowed capital, and all my work will have
    been in vain. I call this launching a business à la Roulette. Not recommended.

  81. Mother Teresa, known in the Catholic Church as Saint Teresa of Calcutta, is one of the most recognized humanitarian figures in recent memory. From an early age, Mother Teresa dedicated her life to charity and helping those in need all around the world. Even though much of her drive comes from her loyalty to her faith, her story and wisdom continues to inspire millions to this day even after her death in 1997.
    Here are some of her most inspirational quotes:

    1. “Peace begins with a smile.” – Mother Teresa

    2. “If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.” – Mother Teresa

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

    4. “If you judge people, you have no time to love them.” – Mother Teresa

    5. “There are no great things, only small things with great love. Happy are those.” – Mother Teresa

    6. “We fear the future because we are wasting the today” – Mother Teresa

  82. “At the intersection where your gifts, talents, and abilities meet a human need; therein you will discover your purpose.”
    Aristotle
    “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.“
    Goethe
    “Don’t think money does everything or you are going to end up doing everything for money.”
    Voltaire
    “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.”
    Plato
    “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.”
    Moliere
    “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?”
    Pythagoras
    “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!”
    Archimedes
    “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 fo

  83. I want to mention some reasons for setting up a social enterprise:
    – Meeting a community need: finance, housing, fuel, education, economic opportunity for marginalised groups.
    – Reducing reliance on grants and donations.
    – Creating a business model to be both the ends and means for your social goal e.g. an employment program.
    – ‘Being the change’ by demonstrating better way of doing business – democratic, environmentally sustainable, socially responsible.
    – Generating income for another charitable/community purpose.

    Ioannis Emmanouil Kosmadakis
    Founder & Chief Troublemaker of “fisea – Book your fishing holidays”

  84. Fritz Fleischmann says that The nature of being an entrepreneur means that you fully embrace ambiguity and are comfortable with being challenged regularly. Especially when having to go out for startup fundraising. Choosing this career path is completely irrational because the odds of succeeding are dismal, but most succeed because of their unwavering belief, laser focus on delivering and persistence. This is something that we see constantly at CoFoundersLab company I lead, which is one of the largest networks for entrepreneurs.

    Starting a company is a riveting roller coaster of emotions with tremendous highs and at times, difficult lows, but one thing that always helps me through the ups and downs is to connect with some of the greatest minds. Below are just a few of my favorite quotes

    1. The best way to predict the future is to create it.

    Peter Drucker

    2. Winners never quit and quitters never win.

    Vince Lombardi

  85. Hi, I am entrepreneur essien from Nigeria, I want all friend and campus members to know that Fritz Fleischmann says that The nature of being an entrepreneur means that you fully embrace ambiguity and are comfortable with being challenged regularly. Especially when having to go out for startup fundraising. Choosing this career path is completely irrational because the odds of succeeding are dismal, but most succeed because of their unwavering belief, laser focus on delivering and persistence. This is something that we see constantly at CoFoundersLab company I lead, which is one of the largest networks for entrepreneurs.

    Starting a company is a riveting roller coaster of emotions with tremendous highs and at times, difficult lows, but one thing that always helps me through the ups and downs is to connect with some of the greatest minds. Below are just a few of my favorite quotes

    1. The best way to predict the future is to create it.

    Peter Drucker

    2. Winners never quit and quitters never win.

    Vince Lombardi

    Please I urge campus members to triggers my comments to ALL in their regions Vote me 16245, bye

  86. Mervin Kamchacha

    10.08.2019 · Reply

    Since the time a decided to become a social entrepreneur the journey has been full of practical lessons. And as social entrepreneurs, our motivation should not be on how much money(profits) am making but how much impact am I bringing to the community. For how much impact is to the community determines the levels of our success as social entrepreneurs.

  87. If you have never failed then you can’t know success. My experience has been devastating, but I stood firm. I decided to make smaller steps. Slow but sure. Allowing myself time to internalise. Not in a hurry to make profits, not allowing any losses. Just focusing on the step am on.

    Many start-ups fail because we want to make big steps pretty fast.

  88. Function, not Convention
    Many of our examples demonstrate the entrepreneurs’ independent spirit above all. They are either
    free from, or are able to shake off convention. Conversely, this means there is promise of success if I
    regard everything I find in place as convention, at least until the opposite has been proven. I examine
    the processes without being intimidated and ask myself whether those things that were still thought to
    be reasonable in the past can now be organized more simply using modern methods. I don’t settle for
    making a service or product a little cheaper, better, more efficient, smarter or more environmentally
    friendly, but instead I challenge the entire process, that is, I start to fundamentally rethink how it would
    be possible to organize the functions under current conditions.

  89. The one-piece of advice really thrives me to be a sustainable entrepreneur and that is “gratitude”. If you are here and ended up reading my comment, I am telling you. Keep it simple, don’t overdo it, don’t be over-ambitious because I believe in you and you got the right attitude.

  90. entrepreneur essien from Nigeria advice campus members to embrace this treasure below 8 Habits for Success:

    1) Read everyday
    2) Focus on high-level tasks
    3) Make your health a priority
    4) Learn from people you admire
    5) Plan your day the night before
    6) Keep your goals in front of you
    7) Take action, even when it’s scary
    8) Have a powerful & inspiring “Why”
    —-Adapted from Time Book Life + The Grow Prosper.

  91. 5 Habits for Success:

    1) Read everyday
    2) Focus on high-level tasks
    3) Make your health a priority
    4) Learn from people you admire
    5) Plan your day the night before

  92. This is Soo too young people has the idea and innovative skill but finance still remain a bottlneck to most of us. Thank you for giving us this guidance one can really think of starting such idea and it’s true one can only remain in business if they are making more money/ profit.

  93. The free online training has greatly helped the process of building and refining the idea. great content and exercises!!

  94. “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

  95. 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

  96. Since I decided to become a social entrepreneur, I always wanted to be a successful one and I think it is not wrong with that. However, the more I go to the deep inside in it, the more I realize that showing gratitude for the society there is no profit involved. Of course, I want to make money because I want to be successful, I want to get my investment back. But the matter of the fact that now the more I care about the sustainable world and there is nothing bigger than that, not even profit or loss. All it matters for me is now how I can leave my mark for the society, for the world and for the sake of the environment.

  97. 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

  98. 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?

  99. 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.

  100. 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

  101. It is not so easy to build a business.
    Definitely to settle a business, someone must have abroad view of his/her idea so that he must handle every obstacle.
    I think if 100 starts with an idea, only 10 will survive at end.
    Don’t try to find satisfaction in sunshine, it may be in a spark in darker nights

  102. 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

  103. 21 Quotes From Henry Ford On Business, Leadership And Life
    Erika Andersen
    Erika Andersen
    Contributor
    Careers

    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.

  104. so I have come to realize that most of start-ups we fail simplify we dot consider making social impactful solutions into our settings/ solutions which considers at promoting peace, equality and environmental friend, so we should not ever look on profitability while forgetting the two components of sustainability (social and environmentally)

  105. thanks to the campus management team for this lesson

  106. 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

  107. “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

  108. 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.”

  109. “At the intersection where your gifts, talents, and abilities meet a human need; therein you will discover your purpose.”
    Aristotle
    “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.“
    Goethe
    “Don’t think money does everything or you are going to end up doing everything for money.”
    Voltaire
    “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.”
    Plato
    “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.”
    Moliere
    “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?”
    Pythagoras
    “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!”
    Archimedes
    “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

  110. “Business is still more often about whom you know, not what you know.”
    ― Alejandro Cremades
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  111. 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

  112. 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

  113. 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!
    https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/22/16245

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

  115. “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

  116. “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

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

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

  119. 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

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

  121. On Technology

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

    Muhammad Yunus

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

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

    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

  124. 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.

  125. 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)

  126. 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.

  127. ” 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

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

    Mother Teresa

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

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

  131. 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

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

  133. 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

  134. 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

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

    Mother Teresa

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

  137. 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

  138. “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

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

  140. “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

  141. “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

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

  143. 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

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

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

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

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

  148. 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.

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

  150. 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.

  151. “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

  152. 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

  153. “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

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

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

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

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

  158. “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

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

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

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Timeline 2019

March 18, 2019
Competition launch.
Entries are welcomed
May 15, 2019
Voting & commenting begins for all
July 31, 2019
Deadlines for entries
August 31, 2019
Deadlines for votes & comments
September 12, 2019
10 finalists announced in both categories
September 12, 2019
People’s Choice Prize winners announced
September 22, 2019
Deadline for receipt of videos from finalists in both
categories
October 12, 2019
Deadline for Panel of Judges’ selection of the winners
October 19, 2019
Winners announced at Entrepreneurship Summit in Berlin

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