Audio Of The Week: Three Time Social Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurship is not only about making money. It can also be used to create social change. Three time social entrepreneur Nancy Lublin has made a career out of starting non-profits to do exactly that. Last week she sat down with the Gotham Gal and talked about lessons she has learned along the way, most of which apply as much to for profit startups as non-profits.

#hacking philanthropy

Comments (Archived):

  1. jason wright

    i’m so glad you made that point because recently i’ve been wondering if too many VCs are more than a little bit too focused on the accumulation of their own personal wealth.

  2. Twain Twain

    Nancy Lublin’s brilliance:* Machine learning for mental health and to SAVE LIVES (preventing suicides);* Businesses & social media companies should outsource and PAY for the core competencies of her startup (because work can be stressful and can affect mental health as Brad Feld and others have highlighted before):—…— http://uk.businessinsider.c…* Someone else doesn’t have to lose for you to win.I LOL’ed when she shared about remembering the boy who claimed purple was a boy’s color so she brought in magenta and lavender things to reclaim it.That and she tried to dig to China!

    1. jason wright

      pink was a colour for boys not that long ago.

      1. Twain Twain

        Color’s universal and unisex, imo.

        1. jason wright

          from an entrepreneurial POV one should never overlook culture and ‘norms’. can’t sell eggs to elephants.

          1. Twain Twain

            Agree, which is why culture is baked into my model for intelligence.https://uploads.disquscdn.c…What I mean by color being universal and unisex is that each of us has a choice which colors we prefer. No one owns color, per se — not the boy who wanted to monopolize purple and not me who climbed trees in my pink gingham dress.In Chinese culture, red is a color of prosperity. In Western culture, it’s the color of “Stop” signs, danger, love and Santa Claus.I discovered in childhood that I’d always be flexing and synching the two cultures.

  3. Lawrence Brass

    The part I like most is the one about monetizing the core competence instead of relying on complementary business. A nice way of concentrating energy on a single point.