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Tamara: Journal for Critical Organization Inquiry

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Year 2006 
Volume 5 
Issue 4

When the Hero Gets the Blues - Lesson from Willie King

Steven Hobbs
University of Alabama School of Law

2006 5 (4) Tamara: Journal for Critical Organization Inquiry

Abstract

This article considers the storytelling metaphor of the quest to examine the challenges social entrepreneurs face when working in nonprofit organizations dedicated to improving the human condition. Similar to the hero on a quest, a social entrepreneur can face a point of deep despair and lose confidence in the organization's mission. From this place of deep despair, the powerful images from American Blues Music as presented by bluesman Willie King, offer a vision for hope, faith and love. Accordingly, the stories found in blues music can inspire a social entrepreneur on the quest for a more just society.

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When the Hero Gets the Blues - Lesson from Willie King. (2006). When the Hero Gets the Blues - Lesson from Willie King. Tamara: Journal For Critical Organization Inquiry, 5(4), 127-130. (Original work published 2006)

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“When The Hero Gets The Blues - Lesson From Willie King”. 2006. Tamara: Journal For Critical Organization Inquiry, vol. 5, no. 4, 2006, pp. 127-130.

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“When The Hero Gets The Blues - Lesson From Willie King”. Tamara: Journal For Critical Organization Inquiry, Tamara: Journal for Critical Organization Inquiry, 5, no. 4 (2006): 127-130.