Startups & Entrepreneurship
Where it’s from: Schumpeter
What it is: An article discussing what an entrepreneur is and the key differences between two views.
What it’s about: “There are two distinctive views. The first is the popular view: that entrepreneurs are people who run their own companies, the self-employed or small-business people. The second is… that entrepreneurs are innovators: people who come up with ideas and embody those ideas in high-growth companies.”
Why we like it: When it comes to changing the world through business, the key to success lies with entrepreneurs, from small business owners to high-growth innovators.
Where it’s from: Agora Enterprises
What it is: An infographic that highlights the vast discrepancy between the immense portion of the global population living in excess and those living in poverty.
Why we like it: This visual representation brings home the staggering injustice of poverty.
Socially Conscious Business/Social Enterprise
What it is: An article exploring what conscious capitalism is and it’s bearing on stakeholders, leaders, and culture at large.
What it’s about: According to this article, “To be conscious means to be awake, mindful… A conscious business fosters peace and happiness in the individual, respect and solidarity in the community, and mission accomplishment in the organization.”
Why we like it: Everyone involved in a capitalist economy could benefit from gaining a better understanding of this term, especially those wishing to better the world through business.
Solutions to Poverty
What it is: A blog post about the world’s emerging middle class.
What it’s about: Recent industrial expansion and the spread of capitalism have granted impoverished people the chance at upward mobility; these groups only lack training and support to seize this opportunity.
Why we like it: Agora seeks to capitalize on the recent surge of business overseas by equipping and supporting entrepreneurs so that they may take advantage of this industrial boom.
Where it’s from: Sense and Sustainability
What it is: A blog post listing ideal reading material for those interested in sustainability.
What it’s about: This list includes a variety of reading material, both nonfiction and fiction, with topics ranging from combating climate change to bio-medicine, with brief summaries of each work.
Why we like it: These are great resources for individuals interested in sustainable development and the variety of material means there’s something for everyone.