Pakistan, despite being a developing country facing problems like illiteracy, poverty, war against terrorism and economic instability, fosters intelligent minds ready to cope up with challenges, and is in need of a platform to implement their ideas.
When I look back on my experiences with Hult Prize in 2014, what stands out to me is not the size of the problems we tackled, but the amount of heart invested in the solutions.
"Social enterprise is something new for China, but we are seeing more young people show enthusiasm to give it a try and become social entrepreneurs."
Identifying and launching the most compelling social business ideas is no small feat.
Most successful people count their mind as their greatest asset. They relied on it to develop a professional edge, overcome personal challenges, and keep running in a competitive world. But what if it never was given the chance to develop?
As global leaders converge in Davos to evaluate how best to solve some of the world's greatest challenges, I can't help but reflect on my 10-year career at leading global corporations, and my impact on those same challenges (or lack thereof).
I can hardly believe I am writing this, but our months of work became so very worthwhile when our first successfully trained bee stuck out her tongue.
Catching me in a weak moment during the first few days of our trip, my friend and co-founder Morgan, who spent last year working in Bangalore, sought to console me, saying, "Mother India always provides when you need it most."
Hold on -- does that mean I'm claiming that candy could save your life? The answer is yes. But not just any candy: a sugar-free chewing gum designed specifically to fight cavities.
If one jar of honey can help one slum-dweller suffering from diabetes, what else can one jar of honey do?
Often referred to as a "disease of the wealthy," diabetes is anything but, with the majority of diabetics living in low- and middle-income communities where the disease is rarely detected until it has progressed to late stages.
We expect our proposal to be sliced up and rearranged, looking very different to what it is now by the time we present our final business plan in September to Bill Clinton and Muhammad Yunus. Exciting times await us!
I arrived at a limb-saving solution ... a solution to replace multi-thousand dollar, negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) devices with a multi-dollar, simplified negative pressure wound therapy (sNPWT) device, called the Wound-Pump.
How do you make drugs work on people who don't take them? That was part of the puzzle my team members and I were trying to solve as part of this year's Hult Prize Competition, the largest student competition in the world.
Exactly one year ago, I stood frozen cold inside the warm amphitheater of the Boston Museum of Science.
When you think of business school students, what do you think of? Do you view them as the next generation of managers, armed with a Millennial mindset and a solid grounding in business principles? Or do you see them as socially-minded young people (more so than previous generations) searching for greater meaning in their careers? How about both?