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20.04.2010
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My Favorite Class in Spain

My most interesting subject so far was Social Entrepreneurship. I really enjoyed the subject because it was not one of the normal business or economics classes in which mathematics plays a mayor roll, but it was more thought provoking. We did learn some theoretical background in order to understand the subjects we were talking about, but the main aim of the course was to make us aware of our own actions and to make us question our decisions and ourselves.

We discussed several important social issues-- from rather big ones, such as world health, down to smaller and more local ones, such as the vicious cycle the poor farmers in Africa experience. We were discussing most problems in a rather unconventional way and started challenging existing ‘do-gooder’ organizations such as Fair Trade. The major point of the course was not just to discuss the obvious, but to dig deeper and see the immense complexity of the issues and the enormous consequences small actions can have. We were also encouraged to use our business skills to try and find answers.

We focused on finding efficient and sustainable solutions and on coming up with entrepreneurial ways of targeting the issues in order to really help people and the environment rather than accepting the current situation of the world. Common thought says that a single person cannot change the world. It is true concerning say water scarcity, but a single person can change the life of thousands. For instance, take the case of Muhammad Yunus with the microcredit system, where we observe that this solution can help and improve the world in the long run.

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