Really interesting piece on the World Changing blog, called How to Change the World?. It discusses whether social entrepreneurship is the right term or, indeed, the right way to go in order to enable people to "change the world". Refers to David Bornstein's book that came out in January......
"Despite some real strengths, the idea of social entrepreneurship, like its symbiant "venture philanthropy," seems to act like a magnet for fuzzy thinking. Beyond the category error involved (social change is not a business, and philanthropy is not an investment, and taking these terms as more than analogies can lead to really poor decision-making -- points we'll come back to), the term "social entrepreneur" is being slapped on all sorts of people and efforts who are not in the slightest way innovative or dynamic leaders, much the way the "change agent" or "catalyst" were last decade.
I think "social entrepreneur" has officially lost its usefulness."
One is tempted to add, essay question style, "Discuss....."