WISERFOUNDERS: THE CO-FOUNDERS PROGRAM
THE TRANSITION OF THE IDEAS OF A SOLOPRENEUR TO THE EXECUTION OF TEAM OF CO-FOUNDERS
The only way we as societies are ever going to solve generational poverty (gen-poverty) is through turning poor people into poor barrios to become changemakers who collaborate together to solve the most pressing problems in their barrios. The output of (poor) people working collectively on social issues is Peoples’ Impact. Peoples’ Impact is fundamentally different than social impact, produced by social entrepreneurs.
While the social impact and social entrepreneurs are revered by many as the solutions to the social problems in the world, the cold hard reality is that in the domain of gen-poverty this — almost by definition — cannot be the case. In the world of Peoples Impact, impact innovators play an important role but they are not the hear & lungs of the solution.
HOW CAN YOU DESIGN MARKETS AND MAKE THEM WORK IN FAVOR OF THE AMBITIOUS POOR & THE BARRIO?
I have stood on a mountain of no's for one yes.
- Barbara Elaine Smith