By Bruce Henderson (Charlotte Observer)
Shannon Binns says he wasn't looking for a job when he started Sustain Charlotte, the nonprofit group that promotes long-term thinking in the city.
Trained as an industrial engineer, Binns quickly found he wasn't cut out for cubicle life.
“I definitely see myself as a social entrepreneur,” he said. “I like to think I sort of inherited that from my grandfather,” who started an explosives firm.
In Charlotte, Binns sensed an opportunity in 2010.