Posts categorized under Social Entrepreneurship

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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13 July 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Double Trouble

A friend just sent me this photo… Like with hero-worshiping in the social sector, when the media and then general public praises and supports a model which sounds like a quick fix to big problems, we get copy cats. Now we’re not only “giving things away” once, we’re giving DOUBLE things….. oh goodness. It will […]

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18 August 2010 ~ 0 Comments

A cogent message

One of the things that I have learned over and over is that “PEPY is confusing to explain!” and we need to have a cogent message that conveys what we do. I can still work on being more concise, but here is how I have learned to describe the different areas in which we work: PEPY’s […]

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29 April 2010 ~ 11 Comments

Much Ado About Scale

A few months ago I was involved in a long discussion about hybrid organizations on Social Edge. From that conversation, I ended up writing a post called “Dear Social Entrepreneurship Thought Leaders” about my views on the metrics and definitions we are using for social enterprises. Recently, I was lucky enough to be asked to synthesize these […]

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