Many people associate Thoreau with Walden’s Pond unaware
he was also a Harvard graduate who helped to rescue his father’s failing
pencil factory by developing a better pencil.
And at one point, he co-owned
an innovative school for children, but apparently spent much of his adult
life working in the family business while pursing a literary career,
other interests, and stance political protests. A good argument could
be made that Social Entrepreneur might well have been one of his niches.
Don’t Know What To Do With Your Life? Neither Did Thoreau NPR.org http://tinyurl.com/lhx62z2
Note: Chapters include a description of Thoreau and his work at the pencil factory. Por of Thoreau and his work at the pencil factory. http://tinyurl.com/mf4383b
The Adventures of Henry Thoreau: A Young Man’s Unlikely Path to Walden Pond Booktv.org About 50 minutes + Q&A
The Disarming Honesty of Henry David Thoreau
Note: See 9th para for pencil factory reference.
The Thoreau Society