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The Characteristics of Success in Social Entrepreneurship
What defines success in a field, defines the field.
What does success mean to you?
Defining success in a field can define the field. Defining success for ourselves will define our lives.
And so here, a friend and coach of mine, Paul Zelizer, and I go through the very important exercise of defining what each of us makes for a successful social entrepreneur.
Paul is a business coach for social entrepreneurs and host of the Awarepreneurs Podcast where he’s published over 300 episodes with deep-dive interviews with world-class social entrepreneurs.
Here we have a unique style of show for you, where back and forth, Paul and I reveal each of our own Top 5 characteristics of success in social entrepreneurship.
Before we recorded the conversation you’re about to hear, we each created our lists (with no knowledge of the other’s list) to see collectively what sort of definition we might come up with for what it means, what it looks like to be a “successful social entrepreneur.”
This same conversation, in a slightly different final edit, is likewise being released on Paul’s show, Awarepreneurs—which, if you’re curious to check out, you can go to Awarepreneurs.com, or search for the show wherever you get your podcasts.
So, in this episode of The Social Entrepreneurship & Innovation Podcast, you’ll hear Paul’s origin story in social entrepreneurship and then, together, our 10 Characteristics of Successful Social Entrepreneurs.
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Intrepid Travel launches an industry-leading carbon labeling program
Our partners, Intrepid Travel, have launched a new carbon labeling program that gives travelers insight into the carbon emissions for their 500 most popular trips.
An excerpt from the announcement first made by FastCompany.com:
“What if you could understand your travel’s environmental impact by glancing at a simple set of numbers, much like viewing nutritional facts on the back of a food label? This is the goal of Australia-based tour operator Intrepid Travel with its new carbon labeling initiative. In an industry first, Intrepid is comprehensively highlighting the total carbon emissions produced by each trip on 500 of its top itineraries. The number =—representing the amount of CO2-e (carbon dioxide equivalent) emitted per person per day—will be front and center on each trip itinerary, empowering travelers to make environmentally informed decisions about their vacations.”
Read more about the latest initiative from Intrepid Travel to make travel more sustainable.