Srinivasan "Vishy" Vishwanathan, Executive Director, TiE Chennai, in a short felicitation address at BEACON '11, the fifth business ethics conference organized by LIBA, quickly summarized the basics of social entrepreneurship."Social innovation is not a feel good activity but is becoming an imperative for any society to be peaceful, happy, and sustainable," he started off. "You should have an idea to become a social entrepreneur," he said. The idea should be pursued with passion and social consciousness. Then you should hire people who believe in your vision and create a good team. After the team is formed, you should bet on excellence in execution. The idea should be scalable and replicable across the world to create sustainable social enterprise.
Endnote: Sounds simple but it is always a step by step progress. At every stage, you will face challenges and should overcome them to achieve success.
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