Social Entrepreneurship: The Business of Transforming the World

"When you are looking at social entrepreneurship as a way of addressing social problems you are engaged in challenging the existing paradigm" says Edgar Cahn '56. The law professor, creator of Time Dollars, founder of TimeBanks USA, and co-founder of the National Legal Services Program provided the keynote address for the 2011 Jonathan R. Lax '71 Conference on Entrepreneurship.

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"When you are looking at social entrepreneurship  as a way of addressing social problems you are engaged in challenging the existing paradigm" says Edgar Cahn '56. The law professor, creator of Time Dollars, founder of TimeBanks USA, and co-founder of the National Legal Services Program provided the keynote address for the 2011 Jonathan R. Lax '71 Conference on Entrepreneurship. In this talk he addresses the co-production of outcomes in a service/client relationship, building functional building blocks in order to have sustainable and successful outcomes, and considering alternative currencies of exchange to create desirable social outcomes. This recording begins with a welcome by President Rebecca Chopp, at 2:38 Charles Lax provides an introduction. Edgar Cahn's keynote address begins at 6:28.