YSSE shows a healthy patience with the way things are. YSSE wants to change
things right away, know it can be done, and are sometimes frustrated that
bureaucracy and the lack of political will, among others, impede on social
changes that could benefit the masses.
YSSE interlocks zeal and passion, especially at the initial stages of a short-
term project or long-term initiative. They tend to believe wholeheartedly in
This characteristic is also seen in business entrepreneurs, who initially work
tirelessly on their initiatives.
The desire to Change Others
YSSE has an unwavering willingness to change others, especially people with
whom he or she works. That desire to alter mindsets also extends to people in
power, as seen, for example, in the case of Mohammed Yunus, the founder of
the Grameen Bank, which did so much to revolutionize the world of
microfinance and enable lending to previously disenfranchised populations.
Commitment to Improve Social Welfare
YSSE is socially committed first and foremost – that is a no-brainer. Their
ability is to fully devote their time, energy and meager resources to make sure
things actually change for the better. YSSE uses corporate social responsibility
which entails everything from charitable donations to community work – to
improve social welfare.
Innovation is present in the minds of any successful organizations. They
embrace technology fully, finding new ways to make things, deliver products
and services, heal people, and improve their lives. The idea is to use expertise
and competence acquired in the business world to change mindsets and
improve or save the lives of million people.
Practicality When Solving Problems
YSSE has no profit motive, but they pay attention to budgetary constraints.In
fact, they do, and always seek effective and efficient ways to operate.
Otherwise, they will vanish as fast as they appear on their social and economic
The bottom line is that find smart ways to solve problems without breaking
their bank – which, again, is not really the case because they don’t have that
much money to start with, and therefore there is no real bank.
Risk taking is essential in social entrepreneurship – and in any kind of
entrepreneurship, for that matter.
It takes a special mindset to wake up one day and say you want to change
things in this world. The risk becomes even greater if you have no money,
don’t have a posh social background, leave your day job, or embark on a
project that could cost you your livelihood…or even your life.
YSSE has a philanthropic bent, meaning they need not necessarily driven by
money or fame, but tend to distribute whatever profits are made to the socially
disadvantaged, or reinvest the excess cash in the organization. The idea is to
grow the entity by enlisting more people, so more people can be positively
affected, more lives can be saved, and much more social value can be created
in the long term.
Lack of Megalomania
This characteristic is similar to the previous one. YSSE doesn’t always a
megalomaniac personality, imbued with themselves or their work. They care
deeply about their cause; otherwise, they would not risk everything to pursue
it in the first place. There is no “me, me, always me” drive here, a desire to
shine always and everywhere. The charitable cause being the most important
Faith in Team Work
Teamwork is essential for any entrepreneurs. Often there is not enough
money, resources or expertise; the only resources available are people – and
time, if you can call it a resource