Startups and Entrepreneurship
- Who it’s from: Naomi Mwasambili via Social Entrepreneur TV
- What it is: Naomi provides some great tips for avoiding burnout while tackling your startup. See Agora’s tips for avoiding burnout, too!
- Why we like it: Taking care of yourself will set you up for success in your new enterprise!
- Who it’s from: Phillip Haid via Sustainable Brands
- What it is: A myth-busting take on the power of conscious consumerism.
- Why we like it: While not so hot off the press, this highlights the myths society believes about how they spend their dollars. Buying “good products” really does cause social change!
- Who it’s from: Suzana Grago via Skoll
- What it is: A report on 2016’s Global Entrepreneurship Summit.
- Why we like it: Social entrepreneurship is continuing to gain national attention as it becomes a lifeline for job creation and poverty alleviation.
Solutions to Poverty
- Who it’s from: John Glenn via Foundation for Economic Education
- What it is: A plea to let free markets and self-actualization enable individuals to build a given community’s economy.
- Why we like it: People with passion don’t stop, and many times are stifled only by international arrangements that sidestep their opportunity. At Agora, we believe in equipping and empowering individuals to pursue their passions, and restraining ongoing aid programs that operate at the expense of the local economy.
- Who it’s from: Andrew Kassoy, Bart Houlahan and Jay Coen Gilbert via Brookings Institute
- What it is: An academic paper on how corporations can maximize their social impact and overcome barriers common to responsible businesses.
- Why we like it: Social impact is becoming integrated into the culture and goals of many existing companies, which sets an example for small & medium enterprises!