Category Archives: Social Change

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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Crossing Boundaries: How Diverse Educational Institutions Are Collaborating for Impact

In October 2014, I was a delegate at the prestigious Opportunity Collaboration annual un-conference in Ixtapa, Mexico. I came away impressed at the potential and appetite for collaboration amongst so many of the organizations that are leading the way in educational … Continue reading

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Scale = Partnerships

This article was written for the Stanford Social Innovation Review on work I did when working for Ashoka’s Globalizer program. It was based on a study we did to measure the results of the program. The study helped us distill … Continue reading

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To Scale Up, Don’t Spread Your Organization – Coach The Future Leaders Of Your Field

This article was the third  in a 3-part series I wrote for Forbes.com on scaling up of social entrepreneurship. The insights that led to this series came from work I did when working for Ashoka’s Globalizer program. In this piece, we explore how many successful entrepreneurs are … Continue reading

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