Saturday, February 09, 2008

Fostering entrepreneurship and social change

One of the keys to greater prosperity around the world is fostering entrepreneurship that also brings about positive social change. A recent article in the NY Times provided a couple of examples about how this is happening. One example is a woman in Jordan who has made teaching about entrepreneurship her priority. The Injaz organization she created in 1999 now touches 100,000 students a year and helps them learn how to set up their own businesses.

This kind of initiative proves that making money can have a conscience and can create benefits beyond just the person who creates the business. Indeed, these organizations can create prosperity and can become so compelling to their creators that boundaries and conflicts might just possibly melt away as old conflicts cease to be relevant in the face of improved life conditions for all.

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