The eighth show, The Business of… Social Entrepreneurship and Legacy, we have guests from two organizations that are organized around the principles of social entrepreneurship and the idea of leaving a legacy for future generations. For those of us unfamiliar with the concept of social entrepreneurship, a social entrepreneur sees a social problem and uses entrepreneurial principles to create and manage a venture that achieves social change. While an entrepreneur is motivated by profit, a social entrepreneur has a goal of furthering social and environmental goals. The nearly 80 million Baby Boomers in the United States are embracing these concepts as they age. The concept of leaving a legacy is vitally important as people age and move emotionally toward the idea of “self actualization.” And older people internalize this in wildly different ways. Some choose to teach, some start families, and many are pointing their energy to organizations that will improve the world socially and environmentally.
The Business of Aging with Lori Bitter June 7, 2011 – Episode 8: The Business of…Social Entrepreneurship & Legacy Guests: Jim Emerman, Executive Vice President of Civic Ventures[audio:boa8.mp3|titles=The Business of Aging – Episode 8] mp3 download