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What is a radical social entrepreneur?

Social entrepreneurs apply entrepreneurial initiative to solve social problems. Radical social entrepreneurs do the same — but at a deeper level. More »
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What does an RSE need to know?

The details of your own RSE project are up to you. You are the innovator. But a few principles can go a long way. More »
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Great, I like it. What next?

If you’re ready for the future, join our community and get to work. There’s a world of possibility and the more, the merrier. More »
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The Future of Bitcoin: An Interview with Tradehill CEO Jered Kenna

Despite its detractors, the digital currency Bitcoin has continued to grow in popularity. To get some inside perspective on Bitcoin, Radical Social Entrepreneurs spoke with ‘Bitcoin Millionaire’ Jered Kenna, CEO of the Tradehill Bitcoin exchange located in San Francisco. Add your thoughts »
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Can cryptocurrency fight global poverty?

Can cryptocurrency fight global poverty? RSE contributor Jeff Fong has an excellent series running on Policymic about Bitcoin. Add your thoughts »
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How to kill San Francisco’s ride-sharing start-ups

Ride-sharing start-ups Lyft, SideCar and Tickengo are helping San Franciscans get around faster and cheaper than ever before… much to the chagrin of local cabs. Read 3 comments »
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SpaceX to make history early Saturday. Watch it live.

PayPal co-founder Elon Musk’s private space company SpaceX is about to put May 19th, 2012 in the history books. If all goes as planned, early tomorrow morning SpaceX’s Dragon capsule will take off and begin its long ascent to the International Space Station. Add your thoughts »
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Open-source currencies on the rise in Greece

In the shadow of the Euro Crisis, the people of the Greek city of Volos are taking their monetary future into their own hands. Read 23 comments »
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Taking the law online: Judge.me’s plan to build the future of legal systems.

All around the world, people struggle with expensive legal fees and backlogged courts. Judges are sometimes biased or corrupt. Political agendas tilt the scales of justice. In many places in the developing world, courts are used almost exclusively by elites. But if 26-year old Peter-Jan Celis has his way, this is all bound to change. Read 2 comments »
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Physicist Richard Feynman’s science lesson for entrepreneurs: Challenge authority.

“If it disagrees with experiment, it is wrong!” roars Richard Feynman in a video recently dusted off by NPR. The clip, on the foundations of science, is only 63 seconds — but its power is clear. Read 3 comments »
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Hacking the immigration system with RSE: Seafaring start-up incubator Blueseed taking to the high seas.

Hundreds of entrepreneurs are already lined up to hit the high seas aboard floating tech incubator Blueseed. Add your thoughts »
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We need better heroes: Steubenville and the Cult of the American Athlete

I was born and raised in a backwater in rural Maryland, in a small town much like Steubenville, Ohio. Steubenville’s latest claim to fame is the extremely disturbing rape committed, recorded, and broadcast to the world by 16-year old high-school football players. Comments Off
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I hate potatoes: A brief philosophy of social entrepreneurship by Andrew Vrbas

I once was told a story by a good friend, Paul, in Peru. It was the last night we were together and we were sitting over a shared bottle of beer. Add your thoughts »
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Review: Is the ‘post-industrial economy’ just radical social entrepreneurship?

Review: No Straight Lines: Making Sense of our Non-Linear World by Alan Moore, Bloodstone Books (UK) 2011 Read 3 comments »
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Why are Millennials so ironic? Because we know we’re being screwed.

The New York Times recently published an article called “How to Live without Irony”. The (slightly cranky) piece diagnoses hipster culture as the malaise of spoiled and superficial Millennials. They (as a Millennial I should say ‘we’) can commit to nothing. Read 6 comments »