On Monday, Chris wrote about the importance of positive energy, in particular for the Social Enterprise sector. I’m a huge fan of positive momentum and spirit, but first a bit of caution: do not create false positivity. Look for reasons to feel good about facts, not fiction.
As Chris mentioned, we should “strive for a balance between discussing the harsh realities faced at the BoP and highlighting the constant inspiration that BoP entrepreneurs provide”. In all situations, you should look for inspiration from truth, rather than hearsay.
Positive energy that is baseless will always have a temporary lift effect, but as we well know, once its falsehood is discovered, all of the positive momentum can quickly be replaced with negative drop in sentiment. Read more »