Startups and Entrepreneurship

You Must Have This Characteristic to Be a Successful Entrepreneur 

  • Who it’s from: Michael Glauser via Entrepreneur
  • What it is: This post pinpoints the essence of successful entrepreneurship.
  • Why we like it: At Agora, we believe that a passion for human flourishing MUST drive everything we do, proving this article to be true!

Social Consciousness

Mr. Potato Head Gets ‘Ugly’ Makeover For A Lovely Reason

  • Who it’s from: Sarah Grossman via Huffington Post
  • What it is: An article raising awareness for the massive amount of food waste in the US.
  • Why we like it: Food waste presents so many opportunities for social entrepreneurs to feed the hungry, and help the hungry begin to feed themselves!

Social Enterprise

The Rise of Entrepreneurship Among College/Graduate Students and Young Professionals

  • Who it’s from: Diane Propsner via Huffington Post
  • What it is: An interview with Barbara Hou about the new “Generation F.”
  • Why we like it: It’s true that entrepreneurship is on the rise! Especially for college students with a distrust of traditional corporate culture, entrepreneurship is quickly becoming a more viable option. This certainly causes long term sustainable development both domestically and internationally.

Solutions to Poverty

Coal Won’t Solve Energy Poverty, Renewables Will

  • Who it’s from: Edward Cavanaugh via Huffington Post
  • What it is: A story of the necessity of renewable energy in many developing countries, and what first-world nations can learn from it.
  • Why we like it: Many in developing nations suffer from energy poverty, causing countless other disadvantages. Renewable energy is the key to lifting those in need out of poverty, and into flourishing.

Sustainable Development

Business needs to take a leading role in sustainable development

  • Who it’s from: Bhaskar Chakravorti via World Economic Forum
  • What it is: A plea for private business to engage with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
  • Why we like it: These massive goals can’t and shouldn’t be taken on the public sector alone. This provides massive opportunities for social enterprises to step up and help humans flourish!