Social entrepreneurs need the skills to translate good intentions into effective outcomes – whether through their efforts alone or combined with those of a co-founder, team members, volunteers, or others. Most of the people I interviewed acknowledged their own deficits, speaking almost wistfully of skill-sets other than their own. Those without a business degree envied those who had one. Those with business degrees found that their education didn’t properly prepare them. And even those who had been front, center, and successful in the corporate world said that that experience guarantees nothing when you become a social entrepreneur.