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International Social Entrepreneurship by Joseph Mark Munoz

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Chapter 3

Understand the Environment

Man is not the creature of circumstances; circumstances are the creatures of men.

—Benjamin Disraeli

International social entrepreneur Ted Halstead founded a nonprofit public policy company, Redefining Progress, at the age of 25. By the age of 32, he created two think tanks. Halstead’s company is a medium through which new approaches to economic and environmental policy are identified and prominently positioned for discussion in the public arena. At the age of 30, Halstead also established the New America Foundation, which engages a venture capital approach to channel investment in individuals and policy ideas that go beyond the conventional political spectrum. Halstead was instrumental in generating the ...

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