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You are a social entrepreneurs, one way or another?

We are all social entrepreneurs

It’s tempting to reserve the new term ‘social entrepreneurs’ for that rare breed that builds a significant company organized around the idea of changing the culture for the better.

The problem with this term is that it lets everyone else off the hook. The prefix social implies that regular entrepreneurs have nothing to worry about, and that the goal of every un-prefixed organization and project (the ‘regular kind’) is to only make as much money as possible, as fast as possible.

But that’s not how the world works.

Every project causes change to happen, and the change we make is social.

The jobs we take on, the things we make, the side effects we cause—they’re not side effects, they’re merely effects. When we make change, we’re responsible for the change we choose to make (even if not fully aware of the consequences).

All of us, whichever job or project we choose to take on, do something to change the culture.

That social impact, positive or negative is our choice.

It turns out that all of us are social entrepreneurs. It’s just that some people are choosing to make a bigger (and better) impact than others.

It’s a spectrum, not a label.

Entrepreneur? How old you started?

If Hollywood wants to portray an entrepreneur in a movie, and it’s usually a he,  is in his early 20s, may or may not have a college degree, is probably wearing blue jeans and a hoodie, and is a bit unkempt, with messy hair and facial hair.

A link of Joanna Choukeir Hojeily via Zoe Stanton on FB

 posted this April 1, 2014 (Fool’s Day)

Think You’re Too Old to Be An Entrepreneur? Think Again. (Infographic)

That stereotype may appeal to our interest in a narrative where geeks take over the world, but the Mark Zuckerberg-inspired vision is absolutely only a part of the entrepreneurship story.

Many entrepreneurs don’t even think about launching their own business until they are in their 30s, 40s, and even 50s, after years of work experience.

Ray Kroc, the founder of McDonald’s, sold paper cups and milkshake mixers until he was 52, according to an infographic from San Francisco-based startup organization Funders and Founders (below).

The founder of cosmetic behemoth Mary Kay, Mary Kay Ash, sold books and home decor objects until she was 45.

Fret not if you are over 40 and have yet to start your own business. There’s still time.

And chances are, if you’ve worked a while, you’ve learned a thing or two about life and business that will be helpful, too.

Take a look at the infographic below for more examples of entrepreneurs who launched later in life.

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Think You're Too Old to Be An Entrepreneur? Think Again. (Infographic)


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