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Social entrepreneur speaker Jessica Jackley has recently been named as a 2012 Buick Agent of Change for her role as the co-founder of peer-to-peer microlending site KIVA. “Simple ideas are often overlooked,” she says, and the toughest barrier to overcome is collectively believing that more is possible and that even the smallest idea can make the world a better place.
"The declining economy forces people to think more creatively about how they earn money, and in general, people are questioning the idea of job security more than ever before."
Chris Guillebeau, the blogger behind The Art of Non-Conformity, in US News and World Report, talking about a new wave of entrepreneurs, of which he is a member, that has sprung up in the wake of a faltering economy. Entrepreneurism, a recent study shows, is at a 15-year high.