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At the heart of the struggle of women, people of color, the disabled, the poor, organized workers, immigrants, religious minorities, atheists,and sexual minorities is the radical belief that we are all created equal and deserve the right to life, liberty and pursuits of happiness.
Clear measurement standards, high-grade operations, specialized products, and more training for entrepreneurs can make impact investing a more influential practice.
God or no god, there's no excuse thinking you're better than anyone else, judging others negatively because of your choice of faith.
Being able to laugh at ourselves and at the comical aspects of sex will take the pressure off the whole experience.
Failed attempt is just one step closer to finding a solution. Keep working through the failure, it will just be one step closer to success.
A business with a clear sense of purpose will use its strategy to help shape the decisions it makes.
A name with a catchy story attached makes you less of a business, and more of a character in a story.
Achieving world peace, or peace on Earth requires a strong emphasis on knowledge, openness, freedom of information and dialogue.
Apartheid continues to thrive with the same strength but in a different form, and this puts a heavier burden on the shoulders of those who wish to fight against Apartheid types of injustice.
By getting clarity about things like customers, revenue model and resources, you get to an understanding of what makes your business different.
By weaving your passion and unique skills with a need or cause, and standing with the people you want to serve, you will be well-positioned to make a meaningful dent in the world.
Challenging situations can be uncomfortable, particularly if they involve stepping out of your comfort zone to learn a new skill or kick-start a new venture. But those are the times that will carry you through future difficulties.
Compassion is of little value if it just remains an idea. It must motivate how we respond to others and be reflected in all our thoughts and actions.
Consistently watch your trademark for potential threats to its integrity stemming from both other businesses and cultural conflicts.
Contrasting ideas are constantly swirling around us in billions of forms, it’s tough to remain vigilant, but just be you and be yourself.
COVID-19 is a matter of life and death, in the true meaning of the term for all nations, and countering it is the global duty of all.
Darkness is clever, insidious, and patient. It wants to win. And it wins by snuffing out the light. It’s so literal that you can’t stand it.
Defining a clear persona helps you guide your brand and business efforts so that they meet your customer's needs.
Democracy is never far from Transparency just like the term Democracy is not far away from explaining what the term Unity means.
Don't allow yourself to be satisfied with your success. Critique what you've achieved and ask what you can learn from others.
Effective leadership shines not only when the going is good, but also (even more so, sometimes) when things are rough.
Embracing and reframing failure or setbacks means developing goals to help you exceed expectations next time.
Ensure customers know who you are and what you stand for by keeping your brand consistent across all touchpoints.
Ensuring social protection for all children and other vulnerable groups is critical to reduce poverty.
Every individual and organization has a role to play in mobilizing skills, talents, and life experiences to move towards a more just and equitable world where all have what they need to survive and thrive in life.
Everyone supposedly knows from this world what greatness is. However, not everybody realizes that we actually live in such a world.
Everyone wants to lead a peaceful, happy life, but happiness and success aren’t measured by how much money you have, but by whether you have inner peace in your heart.
Feeding yourself lies or half-truths will lead to the forming of a reality that doesn’t actually exist past the confines of your psyche.
Finance is one of the biggest hurdles to overcome when trying to turn your business idea into reality.
For a social enterprise to make an impact in the world, it needs a solid foundation based on sustainability.
Happiness is something that happy people are always looking to increase or amplify, while those lacking it are always trying to find.
I cannot breathe” is an apparently simple sentence that is being repeated millions of times these days with a new meaning. With every repetition, it reminds us of thousands of pages in the history of racial discrimination.
If capitalism was under another system which regulated it, so that supplies would fit the demand, rather than the suppliers trying to manipulate demands with deception to sell, then capitalism would be a great system.
If the media are to carry out their role as a fourth power in society, the necessary framework must be in place, including legislation that protects the confidentiality of sources and does not allow censorship.
If we do not put inequality at the heart of the global development agenda, we are doomed to failure.
If you are self-aware of what you are going through, you would be in a better position to understand others, and affect people around you.
If you are waking up believing that there is more to life than there is — then there is more for you out there.
If you show love to others throughout your life, and not just to your loved ones, your life will be filled with a whole new, higher meaning.
Inclusive and sustainable economic growth can drive progress and generate the means to implement the Sustainable Development Goals.
Independence of the media, freedom of the press, freedom of expression and the right of access to information are vital if the media are to be able to perform their watchdog function in a democratic society governed by the rule of law.
It is essential for a sustainable economy to see natural resources as an asset, and wasteful or harmful use of those resources as risks.
It might take time, that needs patience and in the end, all the hard work is worthwhile, but just keep in mind your goals and purposes, and then use self-discipline as an invaluable tool to get to where you are going.
It's critical that you are aware of your thought patterns throughout the day. That's a determining factor of your success.
It's important to know what you want to accomplish with your investments before you actually invest.
Its strange how some people ignore the logic just because they believe what they like to believe and ignore the truth.
It’s a choice to put in the hours, go the extra mile, and do the things others aren’t willing to do.
It’s difficult, if not impossible, to let go of all that negativity, which is a serious drain on your motivation, but you got to let it go.
It’s not really that I hate capitalism; I really couldn’t care less what kind of system of economic distribution we have, as long as it works for the good of all.
It’s okay to grow. It’s okay to change. But it’s not okay not to recognize each change for what it is.
Just as in other aspects of your life, setting financial goals is a tried-and-true way to reach those goals.
Know your limits, but don't be afraid to set the bar a little higher each time so that eventually you will be unlimited.
Leadership is not about working towards a goal single-handedly. Leadership is about inspiring and motivating people to work together towards a goal.
Looking at products, objects, and other references in the outside world can give you inspiration about how to make your brand better.
Money doesn’t sleep. Money doesn’t know about clocks, schedules or holidays, and you shouldn’t either.
No matter how good we get at solving environmental problems, it’s not enough to create a truly sustainable economy unless we address the social challenges that imperil sustainability. Foremost among those challenges are inequality and poverty.
Nobody must be distracted in this fight for life, because out of all values, the most important one is life itself.
Philanthropy has the power to ensure all people have an equal opportunity to achieve their full potential.
Poverty has many dimensions, but its causes include unemployment, social exclusion, and high vulnerability of certain populations to disasters, diseases and other phenomena which prevent them from being productive.
Rather than elevate themselves to your level, haters would rather drag you down. Once you understand them, you will no longer feel confusion or even dislike. You’ll just feel sorry for them.
Self-discipline is hard, and the more projects you have on your plate, the more your willpower will have to stretch.
Social entrepreneurship is about disrupting existing markets that aren’t working, and creating new ones to improve the status quo.
Social entrepreneurship is both a huge business opportunity but also an area where we really think we can deliver a lot of impact.
Social entrepreneurship is the road less traveled, but is one of the paths that can lead to the building of hybrid businesses with triple-bottom lines.
Social entrepreneurship takes place when a social value proposition (a solution of some kind) provides wide-scale, lasting systems change for the benefit of society.
Starting a business is one of the most exhilarating, and frightening, things you can do in a lifetime.
Surround yourself with people who are brilliant at what they do, who share your vision, and who are brave enough to disagree with you. And put your trust in them.
Sustained growth is required, particularly in the poorest regions, to catch up with decent living standards and to live a life of dignity, opportunity and hope.
The ability to redefine failure as an opportunity to learn is a critical skill for any effective entrepreneur, and it is best to learn early.
The biggest enemy of future success is arrogance, indifference and the unwillingness to learn, unlearn, relearn, change and grow.
The concept that all men are created equal was a key to European Enlightenment philosophy. But the interpretation of all men has hovered over the Declaration of Independence since its creation.
The devil doesn't come to you with a red face and horns, he comes to you disguised as everything you've ever wanted.
The future of social entrepreneurship is no longer about looking up to a select few who have some kind of rare gift for implementing innovative ideas.
The future of social entrepreneurship is no longer about looking up to a select few who have some kind of rare gift for implementing innovative ideas. Every individual and organization has a role to play in mobilizing skills, talents, and life experiences to move towards a more just and equitable world where all have what they need to survive and thrive in life.
The investment perspective on resource scarcity is conceptually straightforward: We need to price the risks correctly, and we need to look for investment opportunities in companies that provide solutions.
The risks are important to keep in mind, but they shouldn't necessarily stop you from pushing ahead with your idea.
The top challengers are usually understood, but there are always a few dark horses in the running for every major tournament.
The world is full of remarkable people whose amazing work often goes unnoticed or doesn’t get the attention it deserves.
There is a growing consensus in the investment world that climate change presents a group of risks that will, if unmitigated, have a profound impact on economic performance and financial returns.
There is no magic wand to get rid of haters. There is no secret spell to win them over to your side.
There’s always something that you sacrifice with each of your choices. When you choose you and your dreams, and you commit to them no matter what, you sacrifice the excuses, the stories, the old limiting beliefs; providing a rich ground of fertile soil for the seeds of your dreams to germinate.
There’s plenty of repressive communist regimes left over from the cold war, but there’s plenty out there that don’t really regulate their enterprise.
Though Apartheid policies were officially rescinded in South Africa, the Apartheid mentality and various other forms of racial discrimination still thrive in the world.
To enjoy living and appreciate it, just explore life without commitment and certain routes will become evident to you.
To size up your readiness to take the leap into entrepreneurship, there are a number of questions to ask yourself.
We are brainwashed into thinking that money is the source of happiness while what we really need to know is that inner peace is something that comes from within.
We learn a little more about the world each day; this shapes our ideals and, more often than not, ensures these ideals are constantly changing.
We need to be in touch with our bodies; with what feels good, what feels not so good and what feels wrong.
We will only secure a prosperous, peaceful and liveable planet if we harness economic growth and development to social solidarity across and between generations.
We’ve known about climate change for at least six decades. But not until the most recent one was it possible to say that most people believe that climate change is happening and that we need to do something about it.
When choosing a literal brand name, make sure it draws a clear association to the product or service you provide.
When it comes to progress, the process of discovering which incentives will help you move forward is a large part of the equation.
When it's hard to to get through another hour and another minute, refuse to believe the lies of darkness, make a conscious decision to focus on light and practice gratitude for what you have.
When the solution helps move a system from an equilibrium that is unjust (where there is suffering, exclusion or marginalization) and helps establish a new, more just, equilibrium then social entrepreneurship is at work.
When you have the capacity to respect, love, and appreciate yourself, you have the capacity to respect, love, and appreciate other people.
With social entrepreneurship offering a new road to catalyze change, social enterprises are the vehicles that propel us towards more equitable destinations.
Worrying about the competition, is like worrying about an impending train. You can either watch in terror as the train runs over you or you can proactively step out of the way.
You can either choose to wait around and hope life gives you what you want—or you can choose to jump up and put in the work to make your dream come true.
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