Category Archives: Social Change

Building a Career of Purpose – a Fireside Chat

I really enjoyed speaking with the students of The Brandling’s “Brand the Change” online course. Watch the talk here:

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My Podcast Interviews

Over the years, I’ve been privileged to be invited as a guest on several podcasts. Here’s a selection of them, for your listening pleasure: 1. RE-IGNITED podcast, How Can We Create Purposeful and Fulfilling Careers, March 2021 2. NSOJ Tannoy … Continue reading

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An Unconventional Take on the Future of Education

Arthan invited me to give a keynote speech at their virtual conference on Building Civil Society Organizations. You can read the text here. If you’re more of a video person, you can watch the recording here

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Finding Purpose in Times of Uncertainty

During the coronavirus pandemic, I did a virtual session (from my bedroom!) for the Circular Apparel Innovation Factory as part of a series of lectures on supporting organizations in the field of sustainable fashion. My talk was on the topic … Continue reading

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Chasing Off a Lion with a Mop: Graduation advice to our previous class in India

During commencement speech season, a few months ago, I gave the following virtual speech to our class of graduating Amani Fellows in India. You can read the full speech here.

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Managing your career during COVID-19

The India Development Review invited me to reflect on the implications of the coronavirus pandemic for careers in the social impact sector in 2020 and beyond. Here is the “straight-talk” piece I wrote for them about where I see careers … Continue reading

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A Medical School for Changemaking

As part of their series on innovations in higher education, Ashoka U and the Stanford Social Innovation Review invited us to write about Amani Institute’s award-winning Social Innovation Management program. Here is the article we wrote for them.

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Success Factors That Overcome the Talent Bottleneck Across Social Enterprises in Asia

In 2019, we at Amani Institute were honoured by a big award and associated funding from Argidius Foundation to scale up our pioneering leadership development program for middle- and senior-managers of SGBs in East Africa to India and Brazil. It … Continue reading

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Walk Your Talk

The Walk Your Talk event series is where changemakers around the world share stories of when they had to confront adversity and make a choice about how they are going to act, what decisions they take in the face of … Continue reading

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6 Insights about changemaking – and the difference between knowing something and understanding it

A few weeks ago, I sat watching the final presentations from our class of Social Innovation Management Fellows in India. I was struck by 2 things. First, that in each presentation there was a deep insight, one that had the potential to … Continue reading

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