The Benevolent Baron is a forum for the discussion of innovative and entrepreneurial solutions to some of the world’s most pressing problems.  The name comes from a fusion of the Robber Barons and the notion of a benevolent dictator.  The idea is to promote efficiency and impact in the pursuit of broad social and economic goals, and to do it as greedily as America’s most notorious capitalists.

Some may call this social entrepreneurship, but it encompasses more than that.  It will indeed look at private double- and triple-bottom line companies, but will also look at non-profit organizations, governments and their contractors and consider the degree to which they can create genuine social impact.

It will also be a dumping ground for cool things I find around the internetz.

The problems we face are pressing.  All ideas are welcome here at the BB.

If you are interested in joining the Benevolent Baron as a contributor, email