being a social entrepreneur (story, methodology & examples)

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being a social entrepreneur (story, methodology & examples)

  1. 1. being a social entrepreneura storya methodologyand examples#bizacu4good@rchakakirama.chakaki.com
  2. 2. Reasons Entrepreneurs FailLack of creativity Inflexibility They start a business for the wrong reasons.Most entrepreneurs pick unfavorable industries because they are attracted by low entrybarriers. 1. Poor Execution The math just doesn’t work
  3. 3. a formula for successEntrepreneurship = inspiration + information + determination easy! 3
  4. 4. your offering cycles 4
  5. 5. funding Revenue  high growth and life-style firms High Growth Lifestyle 5
  6. 6. Living a Social Enterprise Methodology borrowed Self Target new socialized Values
  7. 7. Agenda• Introduction• Tag!• Methodology• My story• Speak Out - in pairs• Ready.aim.inspire - individual• Social Entrepreneurs - Examples• Building Social - Group Exercise• Closing & Follow up
  8. 8. It is in the contemplation ofpower that you manifest this you’re it!power.
  9. 9. Methodologyborrowed from religion & open source development
  10. 10. silence the mind1.Rituals in nature set things in perspective understand scale
  11. 11. bump into your ideas2.Calendar - arrange time reminders reinforcers
  12. 12. 3.Repetition - Agile reflect, refine, recycle, Mastery
  13. 13. convincing4.Speak well charismatic
  14. 14. 5.Not just the mind engage all the senses
  15. 15. 6.Art brand is propaganda - evoke emotions
  16. 16. 6.Collaborate many smalls
  17. 17. There are three things extremely hard: Steel, a Diamond & to know oneself. - Ben Franklin
  18. 18. 4 - 16 - Early Imprints: The world teaches you!
  19. 19. Nature teaches more underwater than she preaches.
  20. 20. Childhood & Social Justice
  21. 21. 17 - 24 - Choices: Explore, Rebel or Conform?
  22. 22. There are good ones take your pick. and bad ones..
  23. 23. Dont follow trends, start trends. You can do anything you set - Frank Capra your mind to.
  24. 24. The greater danger for most of us liesnot in setting our aim too high and fallingshort; but in setting our aim too low, and Pay your dues. achieving our mark. - Michael Angelo
  25. 25. The opposite of courage in our society One Model!is not cowardice, it is conformity.
  26. 26. 25 - 30 - Destiny’s way: If you won’t do it, I will!
  27. 27. Grief should not beprevented. Instead, it should Be Stoic! be respected.
  28. 28. If youre going through hell, keep going. Bounce Back. - winston churchill 
  29. 29. True health is only possible when we understand the unity of our minds, False Optimismemotions, spirits, and physical body.
  30. 30. It does not matter how slow you go.. so long as you do not stop. - Confucius
  31. 31. Reflection is looking in so you can look out with abroader, bigger, and more accurate perspective. blessings & inspirations
  32. 32. post traumatic growth
  33. 33. Change the way you look at things, and the things you Law of attraction look at change.
  34. 34. 31 - 36 - Transformation
  35. 35. 1998 Sr. Manager 1999 Director 2000 Sr. Director 2001 Vice President 2002 Business OwnerKey Projects 2003 Chief Operating OfficerGlobal IP Network – $200m5 Data Centers – $30m 200422 Product Portfolio - $20mIT Infrastructure Build out - $4mMENA Fin Svc Outsourcing Center - $2m 2005 Board MemberNational ID project - $1m
  36. 36. We are here to awaken from the 2 realities illusion of our separateness.
  37. 37. be the change you want values emerge to see in the world
  38. 38. 37 - 43 - Building a values-based business:
  39. 39. Movement building Patience takes time. - MC
  40. 40. !"#$%&‫و 32 إ&%0/ا .-,+ى ا( أ‬Destiny is not a matter of chance; it is a Law of attractionmatter of choice.
  41. 41. A generation which ignores history has no past Reflective— and no future - R Heinlein
  42. 42. ‫و @60?$>! =6/<;$ ً و 39$82 #76$ر./ا‬ Is there anyone so wise as tolearn by the experience of others? Engage - Voltaire
  43. 43. doing what you love.. with those you love Engaging & Fun
  44. 44. In nature Everywhere Rituals
  45. 45. It is in giving that we receive. Challenges
  46. 46. As soon as u trust yourself, u will know how to live. - Goethe Law of attraction
  47. 47. Life is a play...Shakespeare Patience
  48. 48. Miracles come in moments. Resourceful Be ready and willing.
  49. 49. ..A90B C0,03 DE. FG !> ‫و‬It is in the contemplation of power that you manifest this power. Small is beautiful
  50. 50. The future belongs to those who see possibilities before they a vision become obvious.
  51. 51. Surgery #12
  52. 52. September: No Wheat No DairyBig thinking precedes great October: workshops November: book achievement. December: 10k
  53. 53. This is who I AM 43
  54. 54. Social Responsibility Advisory SocialEntrepreneurship Web & Media Mentoring Services 54
  55. 55. measured value social socent web & media responsibility mentoring advisory investors gov target startup socent SME large enterprise consultancy financial model subscription changing fees workshop adoption 2 trophy clients reach # of users media (TV & Radio) web annually financial return successful startups impact online startup businesses SVN adoption 55
  56. 56. +Influencers • Family Members (select) • Nature • Role Models (blessings & inspirations) • Reflection : Journaling • Openness to opportunity (believing in miracles) • Values.. Patience.. (sis in law story..)
  57. 57. Journal your Journey (@home)
  58. 58. Journal your Journey (@home)• Your Story - The characters who played a role, who became voices in your head. Identify them, describe them (Role Model, motivator, challenger, judge)
  59. 59. Journal your Journey (@home)• Your Story - The characters who played a role, who became voices in your head. Identify them, describe them (Role Model, motivator, challenger, judge)• Draw your life timeline - Think of the phases, highs and lows of your life.
  60. 60. Journal your Journey (@home)• Your Story - The characters who played a role, who became voices in your head. Identify them, describe them (Role Model, motivator, challenger, judge)• Draw your life timeline - Think of the phases, highs and lows of your life.• The Villain - Think of a major challenges (internal or external), personify it as a villain. Describe what it destroys. (bullying, consumerism, ignorance, guilt, fear, hate, anger.)
  61. 61. Journal your Journey (@home)• Your Story - The characters who played a role, who became voices in your head. Identify them, describe them (Role Model, motivator, challenger, judge)• Draw your life timeline - Think of the phases, highs and lows of your life.• The Villain - Think of a major challenges (internal or external), personify it as a villain. Describe what it destroys. (bullying, consumerism, ignorance, guilt, fear, hate, anger.)• She-ro/ He-ro - Think of your aspiration.. answer the question: “if I am a superhero, who would I be and what power would I have?”
  62. 62. Journal your Journey (@home)• Your Story - The characters who played a role, who became voices in your head. Identify them, describe them (Role Model, motivator, challenger, judge)• Draw your life timeline - Think of the phases, highs and lows of your life.• The Villain - Think of a major challenges (internal or external), personify it as a villain. Describe what it destroys. (bullying, consumerism, ignorance, guilt, fear, hate, anger.)• She-ro/ He-ro - Think of your aspiration.. answer the question: “if I am a superhero, who would I be and what power would I have?”• The MEMEs - is "an idea, behavior or style that spreads from person to person within a culture.” Identify MEMEs that influence your views on Relationships, Work, Success.
  63. 63. Declare your values • be the change you want to see in the world.. • The greatest fear is not that our goals are too high and we dont reach them, but that they are too low and we do.. • live the life you love.. love the life you live.. • Where the spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art.. • Silence amplifies the spirit • The freedom to dream • We have not inherited the world from our forefathers, we have borrowed it from our children.   58
  64. 64. Speaking out• Objective: Put YOURSELF out there! Ask me about:• Ask me about: - michael angelo - youth & women • My value (pick 1) - self-doubt - photos.. - build a net work of self-reliant youth & • My pictures women • My passion (one sentence) • My weakness Something you are embarrassed about or feel uncomfortable sharing (vulnerable space / transparency / honesty) • My big idea• Write your feedback on back. 1 - 3 characteristics
  65. 65. what makes a social entrepreneur Methodology borrowed Self Target new socialized Values
  66. 66. vulnerability Imagination PossibilitiesOpportunities
  67. 67. Role-models & mentors • local • relevant industry • identify with personally • available • structured advice • delivers tough love
  68. 68. examin examples• how long did it take? • what• how do they measure success?• is it a for-profit or non-profit?• did they start with money?• how did they network?• where did they draw inspiration from?• how do they measure social impact?• Why did they fail?• what’s the key to their success?
  69. 69. MusicOffendum Omar Chakaki
  70. 70. Education is #1. It takes many forms. 68
  71. 71. Environment DC Green Muslims Mohamad Chakaki
  72. 72. Our respect for the environment comes from earlychildhood experiences. What is yours?
  73. 73. Went to teach in Africa. Africa taught me!
  74. 74. & GreenAn American-Muslim Conservation Initiative 72
  75. 75. READY.AIM.INSPIRE - Individual Exercise• using your journal, your idea and the methodology build your social business. • pitch yourself • build 30 day challenges • make it physical • create rituals • your campaign (Artistic Propaganda) • who’s your network? (mentors, supporters, volunteers, partners, those you serve)
  76. 76. 1 story in the UAE - challenges • self • metholodgy • target
  77. 77. Marine Conservation - Ernst van der poll & Baraka Ventures 75
  78. 78. Transforming Education from passive to interactive learning
  79. 79. Collaboration - COM. EDU. GOV. 77
  80. 80. 3 stories from the MiddleEast •Rabee Zureikat - Zikra •Steve Sosebee & Huda Masri - PCRF •Mahmoud Abu-wardeh - Limbuilder
  81. 81. http://www.zikrainitiative.org - exchange tourism 79
  82. 82. Community KnowledgeSharing
  83. 83. Limbuilder = disability 84
  84. 84. building a socialventure - Groups• Prepare for a disaster (you are the team responsible for saving the people) • Flood of chocolate • Music Storm • Coke torrential rains • Plant Revolution • A bug-attack on the internet - total blackout• Describe the challenge & impact• What makes you ready to tackle it?• State your vision• Identify the plan and tools you need• List the people who will bring relief• Identify the team values
  85. 85. references Social Entrepreneur Examples Ashoka Arab World Blog Making room Simplify your life Intelligent Optimism Ode Magazine Daily Inspiration Good Magazine, TEDTalks, Hay House Radio Success TEDTalks: A gentler philosophy of success - Alain de Botton Nutrition The Omnivores’ Dilemma - M. Pollack Economics Small is beautiful Inspiration Emmanuel’s gift, The last child in the woods Social Business Inspiration TedTalks: Once upon a school - Dave Eggers Female Inspiration TedTalks: Isabel Allende
  86. 86. Credits & References• http://www.johnisley.com/group-therapy/ • Laith Majali• Ali Bin Thaleth • Dubai 4 Acumen• Joi Ito • Tayeb Hajo• Craig Ballinger • elSeed• Tayeb Al Zait • Offendum• http://cultureisaweapon.blogspot.com/ • Alain de Botton• 2010/11/during-pleistocene-glaciers- • Wayne Dyer processed.html • StumbleUpon (quotes)• www.tbarmcamps.org

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