How did general business practices get so bad that we had to come up with a new method called “social entrepreneurship”. Why isn’t all business done in such a way that it builds communities, enhances the lives of the people running the businesses, and bolsters the betterment of humanity?
Shouldn’t your success as an entrepreneur be gauged by whether or not you are benefiting the lives of the people that work with/for you, as well as the amount of money you are able to put in the bank? How did the rest of humanity miss out on the transaction? If you have a business that makes a lot of money off of the oppression and exploitation of others, you have failed. Sure, you found a way to make money, but that’s only part of the deal.
The real successes are when someone is able to create a profitable business that doesn’t destroy the lives of others, but in fact enhances them.
But, it is what it is. So now we have “social entrepreneurship”. I suppose that will work, but now we need to convert everyone else over to that system and make it the new standard. Easier said than done, but we, as consumers, certainly have the power to influence the industry. After all, we’re the ones buying the product. And it doesn’t matter what they make, or how they make it. It matters if we buy it. Therefore, we are in charge.