NY Times: The Rise of the Social Entrepreneur

Here’s an opinion piece on the New York Times Fixes Blog from David Bornstein on the roots of social entrepreneurship and where it is today: > With the new attention has come confusion about what social entrepreneurs do, however. One problem stems from the word “entrepreneur,” which, to many, is synonymous with “businessperson,” and therefore implies that social entrepreneurs simply redeploy business skills and tools to build enterprises to solve social problems. However, some of those who track this work most closely say that the greatest strength of social entrepreneurs isn’t in the way they build ventures to deliver products or services, but in the way they connect people in new configurations and, in so doing, help people work together more effectively, influencing their career or life pathways.

 [Read more here](http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/11/13/the-rise-of-social-entrepreneur/?ref=opinion).

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