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.”

In 2016, as part of a research project on dealing with complexity in the field of social impact, they ran this interview on the bigger picture, the higher education system, that we are attempting to tackle through our work at Amani Institute.

The interview deals with some of the topics within systems thinking: tipping points, emergence, systems change. If you are interested in any of these topics, you can read the interview here.

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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 to face an audience of 500 that is all looking at you but you can’t see, take a deep breath, and begin.

I spoke about the growing trend of people all around the world seeking “careers of meaning and impact”, and willing to make personal sacrifices to do so. And how this would be a giant wave of change that our education systems and organizations aren’t yet ready for. Do watch the talk!

 

 

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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 the role of social innovation in sustainable development. You can watch the feature below, which was aired on CNBC Africa in March, 2016.

 

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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 out!

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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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The Best Thing We Can Do For Entrepreneurs

On LinkedIn, I argued that the best thing we can do for entrepreneurs, for all of us in the business of somehow supporting them, is to actually help them build their teams, and find better talent. In other words, find more intrapreneurs.

Please click here to read the whole article.

 

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How to Find a Job in the 21st Century

Find out how job-hunting in the 21st century is a lot like dating, and how most people tend to do it badly. My article for the Skoll World Forum blog called “How to Find a Job in the 21st Century“.

 

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