Why I Created This Website…
I created this website because I believe you and I can make a difference. I believe it because I already see it happening. In every corner of the globe, across all age, race, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds, we are witnessing an unparalleled and powerful change in the paradigm of business, philanthropy and life. One of the leading forces driving this change in how we do business and how we think about our roles in the world is the not-so-new, but exploding in popularity concept of social entrepreneurship. Never before have there been more entrepreneurs who want to start a business not only to turn a profit, but to drive social change in the world or to solve a problem faced by humanity. At its root, it represents not just a change in business models, but a fundamental change in how we think as individuals and as a collective about those with whom we co-exist in the world and our global society as a whole.
And it doesn’t end with business. I was recently at a conference with former President Bill Clinton and he mentioned that charity fills the gap between what government provides and what business can produce. This simple observation gives a very clear illustration of the connectedness of all contributions made to a society by all entities and individuals of each sector. No single sector alone can solve all our problems and move our society forward. Business alone cannot propel us forward. Charity alone cannot save us. And government alone cannot solve our problems. Each sector acting in concert to maximize resources and leverage synergies is what breeds the innovation we need to propel America and the entire globe to new levels of prosperity and freedom. And as more entrepreneurs start businesses to do good in the world and as more individuals start non-profit organizations as a full-time career, we are seeing an unprecedented merging of interests and cooperation of each sector to achieve a mutual goal of greater good.
So in creating this website, I hope to illustrate, share and bring awareness to the issues that we face as Americans and as humanity; and to also shine light on potential solutions, as well as opportunities for cooperation, that could make a difference in making our world a better place. Every single one of us holds the potential to start something that makes a difference. And it is my experience from running companies and from my work with non-profit organizations and NGOs that when we cooperate to confront our most pressing obstacles with a united front, we will always overcome the problems that ail us and the issues that divide us.