Carlos Jaramillo

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The Power Of Data To Create Powerful Change

Hard numbers can be hard to come by for some social innovators, but used the right way, they can help magnify the work.<p>Data is our savior! Data is a scourge! Data leads straight to social impact! Data crowds out the all-important human dimension! Data squashes innovation! Data is plural! Data is …

Innovation

The 5 P's of Social Entrepreneurship

<i>Passion. Purpose. Plan. Partner. Profit.</i><p>Do You Have What it Takes to Be a Social Entrepreneur?<p>Being an entrepreneur is not for everyone. It takes vision, guts, dedication, and luck according to the experts below. Harvard professor Allen Grossman defines entrepreneurship as "an activity or behavior" …

Five tips for becoming a social entrepreneur in 2014

Investigate business incubators and be prepared to embrace constant change are among Zack Rosenberg's top tips<p>What's great about this generation is the strong belief that business can and should be done differently. We've lived through decades of business models that were profitable, but too often …

A Look Into Entrepreneurial Approaches to Social Change

CEO, the Case Foundation<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>My first experience with the world of startups dates back to the early 1980s, when I had the privilege of joining the world's first online service, or what today would be called an "Internet company." One more stop …

Entrepreneurship
Marketing

This Company Is Putting The Homeless To Work–As Tour Guides

Barcelona’s Hidden City Tours is a social enterprise that is changing lives one tourist attraction at a time.<p>When Lisa Grace was on maternity leave from her marketing job in Barcelona, her employer fired her. The British expat could have returned home to take advantage of the more woman-friendly …

10 Little-Known Apps That Entrepreneurs Can’t Live Without

Everybody knows Evernote and Dropbox. Here’s a sneak peek at the next wave of productivity apps that top entrepreneurs like Tim Ferriss, Seth Godin, and Guy Kawasaki are working with daily.<p>Recently something terribly obvious–yet powerful–occurred to me: If you want to achieve things that no one …

3 Social Media Lessons From Young Adults And The Authors Who Speak To Them

Best-selling YA authors John Green and Meg Cabot discuss lessons from interacting with the most intense social media users–the youngs.<p>John Green is the author of <i>The Fault in Our Stars</i>, which is currently the number 1 YA book on the <i>New York Times</i> Bestseller list. He’s also one of the Vlog Brothers, …

Books

22 Crowdfunding Sites (and How To Choose Yours!)

It's not just Kickstarter anymore. Here's a road map.<p>Crowdfunding used to be pretty simple. Artists, inventors, and filmmakers posted their ideas, and funders chipped in a few bucks to make something happen. Kickstarter, the site that triggered the crowdfunding movement, was the cornerstone. In …

Nonprofits

Here’s Some Important Smartphone Etiquette, Delivered In Old Timey Style

We’ve received one dose of retro motivational advice this year. Now comes a new set of vintage-style etiquette posters dealing with a very modern problem: smartphone abuse.<p>Most people would agree that, while useful, ubiquitous smart phones can make things unbearable sometimes. Whether you’re trying …

Etiquette

Why social makes customer service more important than ever

When I attended university in the UK, I was offered a low-paying job as a customer-service representative for a large company. It was as dull as it …