Social Capitalism - It is doing good
while making a profit. These two are not normally said or presented
Everyone can do good and everyone can make a profit. Doing it
together is and can be a challenge.
We are proud of what we are doing and focusing on. We are making
a difference and yes making a profit and with these profits giving
Human capital and YOUR time is the most important thing YOU
have. So use it. To volunteer, give back, but more than that,
research and do due diligence where you work. You will spend more
time at work than you will with your family.
So......be selective....be picky and believe in what you are
doing. If you are passionate, if you believe and if you are excited
and motivated, it will be contagious and the money and success will
If you work or build a company just for
the money without the passion or beliefs, it shows. So
be social and make a difference. Find an area in need and
where YOU want and can make a difference.
Find how to profit, consult or do it for a fee (this is ok). If
you can't, then volunteer to make a difference. In your business,
make a difference with your passion and use your profits and
gains for good. We need more companies and people like this
and I am a proud member and advocate of this.
I try to make a difference every day. I do things that no one
would try and I do very well. I select charities and groups to give
back with my time, expertise, my business and money.
If capitalism didn't matter, you wouldn't be working nor doing
what you are doing now.
So do what you want and get paid for it and getting paid well is
okay too, if you are providing that great service or solution. You
can do the same for good or bad. For free or for a profit. So do
Make a social difference, be a capitalist and make a
difference. Governments around the world are cutting budgets
so it is important that business leaders step up to make a
difference by funding humanitarian projects they care about.
Ryan Mitchell is the President of Pure Water Box Inc. These
comments are based on an address by Mr. Mitchell on September
5th, 2012 at the UN Women Canada National Committee
luncheon at the Mount Royal Club in Montreal, and are reprinted
here with the kind permission of the author. Mr. Mitchell has a
passion for public service and helping his fellow man. His
concern for victims of drought stricken countries and Third World
water quality in Canada's First Nations communities, prompted
Mitchell to create Pure Water Box. The company's mission is to meet
the needs of a thirsty world. It provides specialized container
units to purify water making it safe to drink.