TED Fellow and CEO of Practice Makes Perfect, Karim Abouelnaga, has written a book for aspiring business professionals and those looking to build purpose-driven social enterprises.
The Purpose-Driven Social Entrepreneur was written for anyone finding difficulty in pursuing their passion and realizing their purpose.
“One of the main reasons I wrote this book was because I wanted to share a framework and blueprint for people looking to build purpose-driven social enterprises,”Stated Karim Abouelnaga
“In today’s world companies have to do more than just generate a profit – they need to have a dual focus on both profit and purpose – addressing both pain points and social problems. I want to make sure that those entering the business know you do not have to compromise one for the other, and that with clarity around your purpose anything is possible.”
This book is a must-read for anyone looking to take their business and life to the next level. Through the book, Karim Abouelnaga covers topics from the formative early steps that help someone reflect on their purpose and provides additional tips for those looking to enhance their business over time.
Karim Abouelnaga’s determination for success is evident on every page as he walks readers through the highs and lows of entrepreneurship, and significant milestones in his own journey.
Additionally, he mentions methods to help anyone take the step of speaking their purpose into existence with the same conviction he has spent his life building.
Those who have a business in mind, or stuck in a rut of figuring out where to go in life, this book is the perfect guide to finding your goals and sticking to them.
As a child of Egyptian immigrants, Abouelnaga worked hard to earn his desired education despite the difficulties that came with the opportunity gap.
After earning over $250,000 to fund his own education, he began Practice Makes Perfect at 18 years old to make sure that education was possible for low-income students. The Purpose-Driven Social Entrepreneur seeks to help individuals set themselves on a path of intention and success.
Early Praise for The Purpose-Driven Social Entrepreneur:
“an introspective look at building a startup with long-range vision…No matter what way one chooses to digest the information, it will certainly be of value to business people at all levels of experience.”– Kirkus.
“The Purpose-Driven Social Entrepreneur is worth your time whether you are new to social entrepreneurship or an experienced hand.”– Carrie Rich, CEO of The Global Good Fund.
“Youthful idealism is transformed into meaningful impact in this succinct, personal, and potent distillation of critical lessons for leaders who seek to build transformative social enterprises.Thane Kreiner, PhD, former Executive Director of the Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship at Santa Clara University.
Karim’s insights will resonate with experienced entrepreneurs and reverberate with novitiates as they navigate from idea through execution.”
About Karim Abouelnaga:
Founder and CEO of Practice Makes Perfect, a company that partners with low-income schools to help narrow the opportunity gap, Karim Abouelnaga is no stranger to the world of writing. After attending Baruch College for one year in New York, he moved on to Cornell University where he received a Bachelor of Science in Hotel Administration.
At the age of 23, he was named to Forbes’ “30 Under 30” list in education, and at 24 was named to Magic Johnson’s “32 Under 32” list.
Additionally, his TED Talk entitled “A Summer School Kid’s Actually Want to Attend” was named one of the 9 Most Inspiring Talks of 2017.
In 2020 Karim Abouelnaga graduated from Columbia University with a Master’s in Education Policy, adding that degree to his extensive resume.
In addition to publishing Breaking Through: From Rough to Ready in 2018, Abouelnaga has also written for Forbes, Entrepreneur Media, and Young Entrepreneur.