October 13, 2008
By Jon Gillespie-Brown, Author “So you want to be an entrepreneur?”
In my opinion Social entrepreneurship is in fact a subset of a much more powerful global phenomenon called “Contribution”.
An example of this working in the real world is my book “So you want to be an entrepreneur?” – All the profits from the book go to the Grameen Foundation!
So why would I work for years on a book and then give all the profits away?
Contribution is why…
OK, so what does Contribution mean?…well my definition is: “Giving with no expectation of anything in return”.
So how can “contribution” lead to success and how can you join in – even if you aren’t yet an entrepreneur?
I know this seems like a long shot or a disconnect, surely success is all about being smart and hard working? Well that depends on what you believe, you still need to do those things but if you think about it whenever you were really helpful and thoughtful about others and helped or gave without looking for a reward - what were the results?