Tuesday, June 24, 2008

You do recognize, right, that I am suggesting that martial arts teachers are (should be) more social entrepreneurs than business entrapreneurs? At least the teachers in my sphere of influence anyway...

By the way, if you read these journals and are a professional martial arts teacher (or will be someday), you are invited to join me for a tele-seminar this coming friday at 10:00 am pacific standard time. Register at www.tom-callos.com.

Social entrepreneurship is the work of a social entrepreneur. A social entrepreneur is someone who recognizes a social problem and uses entrepreneurial principles to organize, create, and manage a venture to make social change. Whereas a business entrepreneur typically measures performance in profit and return, a social entrepreneur assesses success in terms of the impact s/he has on society.

While it's very likely that this is the first time this idea has been stated as such, I predict that you'll hear it a LOT more in the martial arts world. All of my work is a reflection of this idea. --Tom

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