Henry David Thoreau: Social Entrepreneur

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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.

References

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
http://tinyurl.com/lhlu7ao

The Disarming Honesty of Henry David Thoreau
http://tinyurl.com/3h235aq
Note: See 9th para for pencil factory reference.

The Thoreau Society
http://tinyurl.com/lk9cwfl

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