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Summer Is Over - But So Is Schooling as Usual

(1) Comments | Posted August 20, 2013 | 8:25 AM

Summer is winding down in the northern hemisphere and people get ready to resume their studies or careers full throttle. Here in France, where I have lived for the past 17 years, "la rentrée" is a yearly ritual officially declaring that summer is over. In the USA, Labor Day seems...

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Empathy: The Missing Link to Solving the World's Most Pressing Problems

(7) Comments | Posted July 10, 2013 | 3:06 PM

Every year come September I leave the Said Business School at Oxford University to spend a busy three weeks as an Adjunct Professor at Columbia Business School teaching a half-semester course entitled "Social Entrepreneurship: A Global Perspective." Last fall I experimented with a new assignment that the students fully enjoyed....

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Putting the "Venture" Back into Venture Philanthropy

(0) Comments | Posted May 28, 2013 | 5:16 PM

This past week I spent two days in Venice - my first visit to this legendary Italian city. I had been invited to speak at the European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA) that has the good sense to hold its annual meeting in Venice. No wonder the EVPA keeps growing, and...

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Needed: The Amphibious Leader

(0) Comments | Posted May 9, 2013 | 12:05 PM

I think there's need for a new term to describe the type of person today's organizations are looking to recruit and cultivate -- the "amphibious leader." I know it conjures up images of someone in a frog suit, so it might not catch on immediately. But the term does aptly...

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Disruption From Within: An Ongoing Challenge

(0) Comments | Posted April 7, 2013 | 8:00 AM

I can still remember the very first board I was asked to join. I was honoured that I had reached whatever it is one reaches when asked to become a board member. On accepting, I was sent a lovely letter of thanks from the CEO with a request for a...

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In Pursuit of Passion: A Life-Long Journey

(4) Comments | Posted March 27, 2013 | 1:07 PM

Over the last two weeks I have keynoted two student-organized events on social entrepreneurship. One was organized by students in a major UK business school based in London; the other was held at Copenhagen Business School, organized by Danish business school students who are part of a country-wide network focused...

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The Promise of 'Entrepreneuring'

(2) Comments | Posted March 11, 2013 | 4:57 PM

It's that time of year when the "stars" come out in full regalia, prefaced by inordinate media attention to prepare us for the BAFTAs (British Awards for Film, Television and the Arts), the Grammys, and the Oscars. But there is another raft of awards that receives much less media attention,...

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Inventing a New Future: Beyond Our Humpty Dumpty World

(9) Comments | Posted March 31, 2012 | 11:39 AM

For the last few years since becoming director of the Skoll Centre, I have closed the Skoll World Forum with an Irish prayer. This year, I want to start my reflections with a riddle -- its origins of which I am not sure.

What is it that you keep forever...

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