Creating Community Through Food - right on Bi-Rite! We spotted this while in San Francisco. Bi-Rite is an institution in the city and I sure have eaten my fair share of ice-cream from them! While enjoying my latest cone in the corner of the busy shop I flipped through the Bi-Rite brochure. On the back page was one of the best statements of how an organization views it's business ecosystem. Here it is, enjoy!
We’ve sparked a bit of dialogue from our last post on our Top 10 Favorite Social Ventures. Since that time we’ve discovered or have been introduced to several new ventures worth sharing. What gets us so excited about discovering these ventures isn’t just that they necessarily make a cool product or offer a new service. It’s that they do it all within a socially conscious context. That’s what’s so energizing about social ventures. They are businesses that seek profit, but do so by considering and improving on the impact of that profit making process. So here they are, again in no particular order.
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I love learning. I didn't until I graduated from college, I then realized how wonderful the gift of education is. How could I appreciate it? I didn't know any other life until then. So when I decided to go back to grad school in 2006 it was with great respect for the educational system, and drive to once again - learn.
One of the greatest things I took away from business school was a deeper understanding of organizations role in society. Recently, Leonard Schlesinger, Babson's new President articulated this learning I took away very succinctly in the school's new strategy.