What you need to know this week. Brought to you by The Venture and Fast Company.
The Article: The Value of Naiveté: Three Tips for AspiringEntrepreneurs
The Publisher: Forbes
The Scoop: Don’t get too fancy, stick with your true north, and be close to your clients. How following those pieces of advice will help boost your social enterprise.
The Article: Enterprise First Development
The Publisher: Huffington Post
The Scoop: A corporate lawyer turned social entrepreneur ponders the questions: how can I help people to help themselves and what can I do to facilitate that?
The Article: Social enterprises exporting fair fashion to western consumers
The Publisher: The Guardian
Read It: By exporting ethically produced fashion to western consumers, these companies are showing how trade is better than aid in some developing countries.
The Article: Why Ben Picked Jerry
The Publisher: Entrepreneur
The Scoop: Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream is one of the great success stories in social enterprise. Their secret? A long-lasting friendship.
The Article: Can a Test Determine Your Aptitude for Entrepreneurship?
The Publisher: Inc.
The Scoop: The Myers Briggs personality test says that entrepreneurs are focused on new ideas, challenge convention and do not limit themselves with a lot of structure. But not all successful entrepreneurs fit into that mould.