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I believe that one of the most fundamental traits in being a social innovator/entrepreneur is being able to actually understand the problems that face us as africans and the rest of the world. Alot of the time we don't actually have a clear understanding of what the problem is so we don't deal with it effectively. Ideally what should happen is that we should tackle the roots of certain "socio-economic" problems. For instance, one could say that poverty is a root of prostitution and child trafficking. This is because in many developing countries around the world poverty causes people to do certain things and it is why people are poor that we should tackle not dishing out money to all causes under the sun. Thats why for me I have involved myself in various projects aimed at honing and developing the entrepreneurship talent in people so that they are able to start their own businesses and make a living. When you look at an approach like that it snowballs as it creates alot of employment oppurtunities helping to alleviate the world of poverty and its symptoms. In this we are empowering others to make just a much change in other peoples lives.

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Comment by Ken Eklund on March 31, 2010 at 11:02pm
I think one of the challenges to being an entrepreneur is that you need to do a number of things well, and you are only as good as your worst skill. So your idea and your work seems very important, because through training a person can improve the areas they may lack skills in. And yes, there is a ripple effect!
Comment by Sarah Shaw Tatoun on April 1, 2010 at 11:45pm
I would also say, get them together to work on entrepreneurial projects. Poor people may be poor in technical skills, but they are often rich in networking skills-- many of them wouldn't survive otherwise.
Comment by Grant Davis on April 2, 2010 at 4:49pm
I would just like to comment on the notion that you are only as good as your worst skill. I believe in the contrary,personally, I believe that you just have to concentrate on your strengths and literally perfect them and when you are in a position where you find yourself confronted with an area that you find is one of your weaknesses you have to hand it over to someone who finds it a strength. In that way you become more productive as everyone is working in an area that they are suited for. In that sense Evoke it!!!!!!!!
Comment by Yumna Moosa on April 3, 2010 at 8:12am
But how does one develop entrepreneurial talent? I need some of that... :)
Comment by Grant Davis on April 4, 2010 at 11:31am
One develops entrepreneurial talent in a number of ways these include associating yourself with entrepreneurs and understanding the fact that they aren't simply successful business people. Another way in which you can develop this talent is by reflection all the time. Learning by doing...entrepreneurship incorporates alot of things and it also excludes many things as well. I believe that somewhere you have potential that just needs to be honed by interacting with people of that level. You see its important to understanding the true meaning of entrepreneurship as this tells us that it isn't a simple textbook exercise and it requires someone who is willing to think and grapple with issues on a level that shows deep understanding and willingness to deal with these issues in a unique way.........Of course I am really skimming the surface here but I am sure you get what I am sayin

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