Perspective: 6 Traits That Make Millennials the Best Social Entrepreneurs

Monday, June 27, 2016

By Jason Haber

In The Business of Good, serial and social entrepreneur Jason Haber intertwines case studies and anecdotes that show how social entrepreneurship is creating jobs, growing the economy, and ultimately changing the world. In this edited excerpt, Haber examines the six character traits that have created a unique new generation: the Millennials.

The Millennial Generation has six distinguishing traits that set them apart from other generations. When mixed together, the alchemy has unleashed upon us the new emperors of modern culture. The Millennial traits that have powered their central role in social entrepreneurship are: Collaborative, Achievers, Entrepreneurs,Sheltered, Accessible, Responsible.

1. Collaborative

Young people acting in a friendly, collaborative environment with classmates and colleagues to solve problems comes up time and time again when studying this generation. They thrive in an open atmosphere that encourages this kind of thinking. Millennials don’t go rogue, and they don’t go at it alone; they work together.

Source: Entrepreneur (link opens in a new window)