Posts categorized under Social Entrepreneurship

09 January 2015 ~ 3 Comments

Ripples & Magnets: Celebrating a decade of PEPY People

PEPY, a hybrid organization I helped found in Cambodia is celebrated its 10-year anniversary last week, and in reflecting on this milestone, I was intrigued to explore the ripples and magnets that have fueled and been fueled by our work. Ripple effects imply cause and effect, and in some of these ripples we were the rock and […]

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04 November 2014 ~ 0 Comments

“Where should I study abroad?”

Another question I often get…. I shared my thoughts about a university called EARTH, a top African university, a floating campus, my favorite study travel options, and my general reflections on how to choose in this Huffington Post piece: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/daniela-papi/where-should-i-study-abro_b_6071594.html  

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06 March 2014 ~ 0 Comments

What part of your start-up are you married to?

I recently wrote a piece for Unreasonable.is about “getting married” to parts of your start-up… and hopefully getting married to the “right” thing!  Check it out if you are interested: http://unreasonable.is/opinion/what-part-of-your-start-up-are-you-married-to/

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15 May 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Can Marketing Your Social Impact Harm Your Social Impact?

When I was last in Cambodia, I was speaking with Rachel Faller, of KeoK’jay about their marketing – and how they weigh decisions about whether or not to market the impact of their work on their employees. The counterbalance of marketing their “impact” vs their “products/service” is one DDD, a Phnom Penh based data-entry company […]

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12 April 2013 ~ 1 Comment

Social Fiction: Muhammad Yunus Asks Social Entrepreneurs to Write the Future

I just wrote a short piece from the Skoll World Forum on the Huffington Post about “social fiction” – a term Muhammad Yunus used in his talk at the forum.  For you, if you are interested! http://www.huffingtonpost.com/daniela-papi/social-fiction-muhammad-y_b_3070491.html?utm_hp_ref=fb&src=sp&comm_ref=false

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04 October 2012 ~ 1 Comment

My Summer With Solar in Tanzania

Over course of the last year, I’d met with dozens of start-up founders and examined a range of business models looking for something that struck me as “paradigm-shifting” or “game-changing” or whatever other exaggerated and over-used term you’d like to put forth. None struck me as much as a team I met that was committed […]

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13 July 2012 ~ 1 Comment

The emerging market problem: should we aim for higher profit margins or better business strategies?

The post below is a comment written in response to a Harvard Business Review article “Businesses Serving the Poor Need to Get Over Their Unease About Profit” by Erik Simanis. The article uses examples of products designed for high-volumes low-margin sales strategies which failed and counters that with micro-finance as an example of high margin BoP […]

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