Social Entrepreneurship: Getting Beyond Better

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dela Cruz, Kathy B.
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Social Entrepreneurship

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Getting Beyond Better:
How Social Entrepreneurship Works by: Roger L. Martin and Sally Osberg

Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
Place of publication: United States of America
Date of publication: Set 15, 2015

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Roger L. Martin is a writer, adviser, and a former Dean, and is the current institute director of the Martin Prosperity Institute and the Michael Lee-Chin Family Institute for Corporate Citizenship at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto in Canada. He received his AB degree from Harvard College, with a concentration in Economics in 1979, and his MBA degree from the Harvard Business School in 1981. He has written and published 10 books
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Martin is a board member too—which she partners with Jeffrey Skoll, the founder. Skoll Foundation is a private foundation that aims for a large-scale change by investing in social entrepreneurial projects and activities. Osberg also established the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship at the Saïd Business School of the University of Oxford; and created the annual Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship. Sally’s work has appeared in CNN, Financial Times, Bloomberg TV, Harvard Business Review, Stanford Social Innovation Review, the MIT Technology Review, Rotman Magazine, and others. She has been recognized as one of Silicon Valley’s Millennium 100 by the San Jose Mercury News and among the social sector’s 50 most influential leaders by The NonProfit…show more content…
Some might say that individuals like Mother Teresa and Martin Luther King can be considered as social entrepreneurs, but they are actually not. There is a difference between being a socialist, an entrepreneur, and a social entrepreneur. Mother Teresa and Martin Luther King are known to be socialists, aiding social issues, striving for social balance. Entrepreneurs are known to be profit and capital generators through the establishment of an enterprise. Social Entrepreneurs, on the other hand, promote a far more complex way in terms of stablizing the society. They establish an enterprise to aide societal issues. Some social entrepreneurs earn profit only for the sole purpose of investing these profits into funds and organizations aiding poverty, corruption, lack of education,

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