I don’t typically read The Economist cover to cover, but then I don’t usually find myself in an airport with two hours to kill. The August 14 - 20 issue contains an article about social entrepreneurship that I found really interesting.
Social entrepreneurship is the application of business principles to social problems. But instead of creating financial profit, we create social capital. We create intelligent citizens, peaceful and healthy communities, spaces for people to play and grow and learn.
If you’re interested in these ideas, then join us at the Central Library on Friday November 12th where Dr. Mark Durieux and Dr. Robert Stebbins, authors of Social Entrepreneurship for Dummies will discuss the past, present, and future of this exciting trend in Alberta.
Register for programs online, in the branch of your choice, or by calling 260-2600.