Posts categorized under Social Entrepreneurship

17 February 2012 ~ 2 Comments

The future of travel & life services: Off-Grid Zones

You probably didn’t have access to the internet as a small child. You can remember a world before “social media”. But your kids had Facebook profiles from the womb and, before they could speak, they could maneuver your mini-computer (which you call an iPhone, just to make you feel connected to a past when people […]

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03 January 2012 ~ 6 Comments

Giving things away – when will we learn? (MBAs – take note!)

In business school you are surrounded by people who believe in the power of markets. There are people in my class who are passionate about freeing markets, about scaling enterprises, and about generating profits. Yet some of those SAME people are advocates of giving things away in development work. I have had countless discussions with […]

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17 November 2011 ~ 3 Comments

Financial institutionalization

Clearly, business school is getting the better part of my time and my blog is being neglected. I have though had many posts written in my head….. my fingers just haven’t gotten to typing them! The last real post I wrote was about “social” enterprise and if the “social” is really needed and there were a […]

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03 November 2011 ~ 1 Comment

Pari Project Guest Post: LESSONS LEARNED FROM TEDxPhnomPenh

This is a guest blog post by Allie Hoffman of The Pari Project. Before I left Cambodia, Allie took over the TEDxPhnomPenh license and recently organized a team to execute Cambodia’s second TEDx event. Below she describes our motives for starting this event in the first place, how doing something “for the local people” only […]

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04 October 2011 ~ 6 Comments

Is the “social” needed before the “enterprise”?

I’m starting my first week of classes at the University of Oxford in their MBA program, and I realize that I am not in the minority for having chosen this program because of its connection to the Skoll Center and its focus on “social entrepreneurship.” Many of the people I have met state that some […]

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01 September 2011 ~ 3 Comments

Admitting Failures

I wrote a piece for the PEPY Newsletter this month about a failure we had at one of our programs at PEPY and I thought I would share it here as well. I just realized that we should also post it on the Admitting Failures website – a site I have tweeted about before and […]

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23 July 2011 ~ 6 Comments

(Pari Project Guest Post) Leadership and Management: Can They Be Nurtured?

Guest Post By Allie Hoffman of The Pari Project Lately I have been exploring the difference between ‘managers’ and ‘leaders’, wondering what ingredients go into making someone effective as one but not the other, and whether or not you can nurture both. The reason for the exploration is intensely personal; I’m supposed to step aside […]

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