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Make Money or Make a Difference?

In Search of Sanuk

I believe that most people want to make a positive impact on the world. Faced with a clear choice between a selfish or a generous act, most would choose to give. Yet, in our daily lives it’s easy to focus on our own immediate self-interests. We tell ourselves that someday in the future well donate more, volunteer more or work on a social business idea. It generally takes a life threatening illness or a major disaster to bring out our good side. With all the wealth and abundance in developed countries, why is doing good such a minuscule portion of our lives and economies?

People are Fundamentally Good

Disasters and emergencies, often bring out the best in people. We’ve seen it over and over again, people happily step up to donate and volunteer for tsunamis, earthquakes, floods and other tragedies.

In fact, I think most people would risk their own lives to enter a burning building or jump in front of a moving vehicle in order to save another life.

Just raising children for 20 some years takes an incredible about of giving. All we expect is that our children do the same for their children. Clearly human beings are …

The ActionMBA is Here!

ActionMBA.com - Social Entrepreneurship

After many iterations and test projects, I’ve finally have some progress to show you about my next two big endeavours. The ActionMBA is a “”free online business skills building course for social entrepreneurs, non-profits and activists.” DareBigDoGood.com will the community to go with the ActionMBA site and will be the home for my new blog.

My Dare Big Manifesto

I first wrote about the ActionMBA in my Dare Big Manifesto post a long time ago. At least it seems like a long time ago. Since then I had another Unconference for Social Good, worked on The Human, Earth Project crowdfunding campaign to raise awareness for human trafficking, helped put on an Impact48 event for InSearchofSanuk in Bangkok, and did some other volunteer projects.

None of that stuff makes me any money. However, this is the stuff that makes me really come alive. I want to work with and assist social entrepreneurs, startup-non-profits and social activists that are making a real difference in the world.

Here it is.

Please check out the ActionMBA.com site.

If you’re interested in what the Dare Big Do Good Community is about you can visit the landing page for a detailed explanation. There will be …