In the March 26-29, I had pleasure to attend the 2007 Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship, on Said Business School in Oxford University. I meet there hundreds of great social entrepreneurs, many Ashoka Fellows, MBA Students, Social Investors from all over the world.
The biggest pleasure make me the opportunity to talk with my favourite management author and social philosopher, Charles Handy who had speech during the opening ceremony at the Forum.
Handy gave some of the stories from his new book dedicated to new generation of practical philanthropy: The New Philanthropists. The speech like most of the thoughts from his books was really inspiring for me.
I like the way of his thinking about the world through the metaphore of paradoxes. During that speech he bring us more closely to paradox which is changing the way how we use to think about philanthropy, business and thetwo percent of the richest people on the world.
Handy: "Wouldn't it be nice if one day all businesses saw themselves as social enterprises?"
I was just delighted...