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As I gazed on at the hectic navy-and-crimson mass jostling its way back and forth across the field from my vantage point behind one of the trees dotting the edge of the Bryan-Frank parking lot, I contemplated the mentality that beckoned these 16 seemingly ordinary crimson-clad college kids to spend their Saturday playing a sport so sparsely acknowledged or appreciated by the American public. It wasn't just any Saturday; the sky hung grey and overcast like a thick canopy over the event, and the 40 degree temperature seemed to plummet at every unexpected gust of cold, dry wind that whipped... Continue reading
To anyone curious about what it means to be a social entrepreneur, there are many different ways to go about discovering a definition. You could search for a definition online, and you might get an answer like “A person who pursues an innovative idea with the potential to solve a community problem” ( You could consult a professor or scholar of social entrepreneurship, and you might be told that social entrepreneurs “are willing to take on the risk and effort of cooperating with multiple levels of guidelines and regulation to create positive changes in society through their initiatives.” Or, you... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2013 at Center for Principled Problem Solving
For our Ethics of Capitalism portion of the Principled Problem Solving course, our group attended The Algernon Sydney Sullivan Foundation conference for developing social entrepreneurs. We met staff and attendees from as far away as Florida and New York, all of them inspired to attend by the allure of this relatively new, innovative field of social entrepreneurship. The first aspect of social entrepreneurship that I noticed amongst the participants was the diversity of ideas that different entrepreneurs brought to the retreat. During our stay, I met people with ideas concerning everything from providing free extra music education as afterschool programs,... Continue reading
“… ‘there’s no use in wiring the world if we short circuit our souls.’ Ladies and Gentlemen, Tom Brokaw.” Those were the final words of Kent Chabotar’s introduction speech, a quote directly from the historic NBC Nightly News anchor Tom Brokaw, as he walked bird-chested onto the Greensboro Coliseum stage with a confidence like he was walking into a room of people he already knew. I was sitting in a folding chair side stage next to the other members of Guilford’s top jazz combo, who were already buzzing from the excellent performance we had just played as people filed in,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2013 at Center for Principled Problem Solving
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