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Is Social Entrepreneurship a Double-Edged Sword?

Saw a tweet a few days ago describing social entrepreneurship as a double-edge sword; one edge entrepreneurship and the other the “social” element. I had to laugh—the idiom most commonly meaning risky, unsafe, something that “cuts both ways.” But there must have been a reason someone centuries ago decided to sharpen both edges of their sword.

What IS Development?

Development is about releasing potential energy. Like a drawn bow or a loaded spring, developing communities are FULL of potential energy—they vibrate with it. But there are things about living there that prevent this force, this generative energy, from being released.