Category Archives: Social Change

The Best of Times? Reflecting on a Turbulent Year for Changemakers

On LinkedIn, I reflected on 2016, a disastrous year. Or was it? Perhaps 2016 wasn’t as bad as it was made out to be. And for our work at Amani Institute, it was a game-changing year. Please click here to … Continue reading

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Tackling Complexity and Change

Wasafiri is a global consulting firm that “aspires to be a 21st century guild that brings together consultants into a professional community of practice that, as before, transcends institutional boundaries, promotes learning and offers our clients an assurance of quality.” … Continue reading

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How Do You Learn How to Change the World?

In April 2016, I was honored to give a TEDx talk at TEDxAmsterdamED. It was a thrilling experience to walk onstage at a TED event, to find your way in the darkness to that red dot of a carpet, turn … Continue reading

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The Role of Social Innovation in Sustainable Development

Social entrepreneurs have been known to invest in areas where not so many people are willing to channel their money into, in an effort to make a good business while achieving social good. CNBC Africa’s Charles Gitonga interviewed me on … Continue reading

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Interviewed on Forbes: “How To Find A Good Job In Social Innovation?”

In December 2015, I was interviewed on Forbes for an article on finding good jobs in social innovation, with an emphasis on emerging markets and our work at Amani Institute. You can read the interview here. Please do check it … Continue reading

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Choose a Career of Courage

In May 2015, I was honored to give the Commencement Speech to the graduate schools (the schools of business, education & leadership, arts & sciences, peace, and nursing) at the University of San Diego. Watch it here:

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Redefining Both Vacation and Work – My Three Weeks in Bali

At the end of 2014 and start of 2015, I spent 3 weeks in Bali, which led to some insights about the nature of both vacation and work for entrepreneurs in the 21st century – and how I started to … Continue reading

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