Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Thinking of Social Entrepreneurship as a career? Make sure you know what you are doing.

Dear all

This is an insightful piece by Lara Galinsky, senior vice president of Echoing Green.

"In order to harness this generation's desire to create change, we must move away from the antiquated concept of vocation, which emphasizes what's in it for the individual: whether it will sustain their interest or bring them fame or fortune.
Instead, we need to help young people start their professional lives by asking questions. What issues, ideas, people, and projects move them deeply? What problems are theirs to own? How can they combine their heads and hearts to address those problems? What is their unique genius and how can it be of use to the world beyond themselves?
They needn't be founders of new organizations to have an impact on the world. But they should be founders of their careers." - Lara Galinsky

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