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do-able, affordable and bankable.”

Change the world

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Change the world – one big idea at a time

Many social entrepreneurs, and for-profit entrepreneurs set out to change the world – one big idea at a time. And increasingly we see ‘business with soul’ hybrids – where businesses with a high social business, are run at a profit, and distribute around 50% of their profits to social causes.

We might want to follow their example.

Who gives a crap?

Melbourne social entrepreneur Simon Griffiths is changing the world “from the bottom up”, he jokingly says – one bottle of wine, one glass of beer, one roll of toilet paper at a time.

His One Big Idea? Consumer-led philanthropy.

  • first, Simon co-founded ripple.org as a crowd-funding global donation site.
  • then he set up Shebeen in Manchester Lane, Melbourne, as a small wine bar – where profits from the sale of beer and wine go back to the country of origin.
  • next he created Who gives a crap’ which sells toilet paper and channels 50% of all profits to build toilets in the developing world…

What’ll Simon be up to next…? See: Wiping out poverty.

Changing businesses, homes and lives

Bill Gates of Microsoft used to literally shout out loud he wanted to change the world.

And for around 30 years, his One Big Idea was: “A computer in every home and on every desk”.

We reckon he’s achieved his One Big Idea – even though not all the world’s computer operating systems are Microsoft’s.

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Today Microsoft employs more than 80,000 people across over 100 hundred countries, and turns billions of dollars in profit.

Making life better for all

Now through their Foundation, Bill and Melinda Gates still want to change the world – big time. Their One Big Idea: Making life better for all. With a focus on: Health. Education. Agriculture. Banking

And they’ve given themselves 15 years more years to do it.

 

Indexing and connecting the world

Mark Zuckerberg’s One Big Idea with Facebook is “to connect the world”.
And from their earliest days as PhD students at Stanford, when they founded Google, Larry Page and Sergey Brin always said they wanted “to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful”. What an awesome idea! Yet, they’re doing rather well!

Changing lives

Richard Branson of Virgin also has as his overriding purpose to make a big difference. “There is no point in going into a business unless you can make a radical difference in other people’s lives,” Branson says.

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His One Big Idea: Having fun as he creatively bursts open tired industries, and make life fairer for all.

See Richard Branson on:

How crowd funding could change the world

Four lessons to change the world

Richard Branson Mind Set

C.E.O. Mentor

Following the death of his son Antony, our Founder and Chairman, Neville Christie said he wanted “10,000 sons and daughters” to stand in Antony’s place. So, here at C.E.O. Mentor we seek to change the world in a different way.

Our core purpose is: ‘To directly influence 10,000 individuals to create and grow a business with soul – and have the life and lifestyle they want.”

Our One Big Idea? Making entrepreneuring and innovation, doable, collaborative, affordable and bankable.

 

You?

So… is changing the world… making a difference… adding value…leaving a worthwhile legacy, the core Purpose of your life and business?

If yes, what’s the One Big Idea underlying your business model – or your role as a social entrepreneur?

What’s next?

We wonder how well have you made your Purpose and your Core Idea the foundation stones of:

  • your business model?
  • your products and services?
  • the talent you select to join with you?
  • your communication to all and sundry?
  • your choice of the clients and markets you serve?
  • your systems and processes?
  • how you assess your personal, team and overall business performance?

Let us know

At C.E.O. Mentor, we’d love to hear from you about both your core Purpose. And your core idea. Maybe we can support you in making both happen.
His One Big Idea: Having fun as he creatively bursts open tired industries, and make life fairer for all.A business has to be involving, it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts,” claims Sir Richard.

Make contact

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Call C.E.O. Mentor’s Founder and Executive Chairman, Neville Christie, on Melbourne 0420 978 932.[International + 61 420 978 932].

Or email him at neville@nevillechristie.com

No charge or obligation. And in absolute confidence, naturally.

Call C.E.O. Mentor’s Founder and Executive Chairman, Neville Christie, on Melbourne 0420 978 932.[International + 61 420 978 932].

 

 

 



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