= concept meaning 'giving to the in between', proposed to balance the concept of Entrepreneur which means 'taking from in between' and has therefore a predatory significance
"The entredonneur is a 'creative giver'
- My term 'entredonneur' (Wood, 1990) was not intended as a direct criticism of 'enterprise' itself
- Nevertheless, offers an invaluable practical counterpoint to it
- The most extreme idea of 'taking' is as unlikely as an extreme idea of pure 'giving'
- However, by placing the two at opposite ends of a continuum we are better able to map the transition from one to the other
- It may help us to identify how business, and other modes of enterprise, might be re-envisioned
- It implies a less wasteful mode of living within an (inevitable) solar economy
- In theory, at the macro level, tendencies to 'pure greed' may balance the will to 'pure altruism'
- With better mapping techniques we might be able to replace this struggle with a reciprocal form of altruism."
Original source from Wood, J., (1990), "COMMENT: The Socially Responsible Designer", Design Magazine, July 1990
- possible alternative, mentioned by Neil Cummings here at http://culturesofresilience.org/communities-of-evaluation/: Donorpreneurs