Social Entrepreneur Profile: Peter Harris, Fairbourne Consulting

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

The mere mention of “social entrepreneurship” used to be enough to put me on edge. “Oh, I’m not doing any good in the world with my for-profit business?” I would think. “Am I not creating jobs? Am I not making the world more efficient and therefore doing my part to raise standards of living? Am I not making the world a better place?” Then I got to know some of the people involved in social entrepreneurship and what makes them tick and my mind completely changed. I’m no longer offended by social entrepreneurs, far from it. Now I want to be one of them.

I originally intended to write a single post profiling four individuals at the forefront of social entrepreneurship, each at a different stage of experience. I thought after you heard their stories, you just might want to become a social entrepreneur too. But the stories were so interesting I didn’t feel I could cut all four down to be short enough to fit in one article, so instead I’ll be dedicating an entire article to each one. First up, Peter Harris.

Source: Forbes (link opens in a new window)