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Social Entrepreneurship

 

Innovative ideas for social entrepreneurs who tackle society’s problems

 

Social Entrepreneurship

A Mantra for the Privileged

There is a lot of untapped potential in would-be entrepreneurs in developing countries. But they can’t afford to “fail fast, fail often.”

By Susannah Hares | 1 | Feb. 27, 2015
 

Social Entrepreneurship

The Power of the Unlikely Social Entrepreneur

As the field of social entrepreneurship expands, it’s critical that we break down “the fourth wall” between the serving and the served.

By Courtney E. Martin | 4 | Feb. 19, 2015
 

Social Entrepreneurship

Learning From Failure

There are important lessons to be learned from social enterprises that have failed—an introduction to the spring 2015 issue.

By Eric Nee | 2 | Feb. 18, 2015
 

Up Next in 2015: Facing Corruption

One of the major scourges on human development is desperately waiting for social entrepreneurship to tackle it, and the time is now.

By Dieter Zinnbauer | 1 | Feb. 5, 2015
 

Social Entrepreneurship

Fueling Financial Innovation in the Middle East

Getting social entrepreneurs in Arab countries to take bigger risks in financing for scale may require that they put more skin in the game.

By Teresa Chahine & Zeina Farhat | 1 | Jan. 16, 2015
 

Social Entrepreneurship

Decelerate to Accelerate

The fastest way forward may be to slow down.

By Michel Bachmann & Roshan Paul | 8 | Jan. 6, 2015
 

Business

The Gender Accelerator

Are startup accelerators the future for women and girls?

By Katie Drasser & Vanessa Valenti | Dec. 23, 2014
 

Philanthropy

Second Curve Philanthropy

New research reveals a large gap between the world of organized philanthropy and today’s world of social action.

By Marina Gorbis | 1 | Dec. 1, 2014
 

Social Entrepreneurship

The Inner Journey of the Changemaker

How we manage ourselves and empathize with others are as important as professional management skills in creating social impact.

By Geraldine Hepp & Roshan Paul | 3 | Nov. 14, 2014
 
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Social Entrepreneurship

World Literature on Social Innovation: A Quest

A new book makes an important contribution to a field screaming out for diversity—but may also illustrate why there isn’t more diversity.

By Roshan Paul | 5 | Sep. 8, 2014