Category Archives: Social Entrepreneurship

Interested in a business paradigm based on the common good?

Structures of Grace: The Business Practices of the Economy of Communion by John Gallagher My rating: 4 of 5 stars I have long been interested in a business model based on The Golden Rule. This book presents a case study … Continue reading

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Feeding yourself while feeding others

Jesus Freak: Feeding Healing Raising the Dead by Sara Miles My rating: 5 of 5 stars Couldn’t put it down. It’s an incredibly well written book. I read her first book and was familiar with her. I also volunteer in … Continue reading

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Peace of the City

A few months back I purchased some surplus iPads from a local school district. I had intended to use them in an after-school program where I am a volunteer. When I discovered that I didn’t need them because we already … Continue reading

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Please Help Us!

I’m walking to support the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention  in Olean, New York next month. Suicide has touched the lives of many. Perhaps someone you know has struggled with depression. I’m walking because my life has been touched by … Continue reading

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A Gift Economy at Karma Kitchen

This is a great concept and my son Devin actually did this for total strangers last spring at a fast food enterprise. It makes me proud to be his father but more importantly to consider how I can contribute to … Continue reading

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Compassion is the fuel for a new economy

Chade-Meng Tan’s talk gave renewed hope to an idea I had for a model economic development and empowerment for youth that promotes the greater good. Last summer I  participated in a course at St. Bonaventure University’s Franciscan Institute. It was … Continue reading

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Open Source – A model for Social Enterprise

I first became acquainted with open source software in the mid-1990s. My brother James asked me if I had heard of Linux. I had not heard of it up until that time. A few weeks later I bought Red Hat … Continue reading

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Fully Human

Earlier today I was reading Joan Chittister’s book, “Becoming Fully Human.” It’s a great read and filled with bite sized quotes from Sr. Joan and others. One of those morsels resonated with me. The purpose of life is to let … Continue reading

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We have been called

Earlier today I came across a quote from St. Francis of Assisi. I really liked it and it’s something that’s related to one of my earlier posts, “An Orientation to Social Welfare.” “We have been called to heal wounds, to … Continue reading

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