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Submitted by Tsega Belachew on Fri, May 22, 2015
Editor's Note: This article was first published on Ashoka's column on Forbes.com. It was written by Eana Chung who works with Ashoka’s Global Fellowship team and coordinated the 2015 Ashoka Silicon Valley Tech Innovation Exchange, sponsored by the Intel Foundation. While...
Submitted by Tsega Belachew on Fri, May 22, 2015
Editor's Note: Adam Lent is European Director of Research and Innovation at Ashoka. His book ‘Small is Powerful: why the era of big business, big government and big culture’ is over is published next year and can be pre-ordered here.  The respected economist, John Kay, dedicated one of...
Submitted by Elizabeth Unger on Fri, May 8, 2015
Editor's Note: This article is written by Marina Kim and first appeared on our Ashoka U blog.   A friend recently asked me advice related to an organization where she’s on the Board. The organization targets at-risk teens to develop healthier lifestyle practices, develop confidence and...
Submitted by Elizabeth Unger on Fri, May 8, 2015
Editor's Note: This article is written by Marina Kim and first appeared on our Ashoka U blog.  Who you choose to be on your team will define your success in life, in your work, in your relationships. Most of us tend to pick a team of people (or join a team) with similar backgrounds, or who we...
Submitted by Elizabeth Unger on Fri, May 8, 2015
Editor's Note: This article is written by Ashoka fellow David Castro and first appeared on our Ashoka U blog.  Imagine… A conference room is filled with diverse leaders poised to create the future of learning—deans of major university schools of education from across the nation,...
Editor's Note: This article is written by Marina Kim and first appeared on our Ashoka U blog.  The last seven years working on Ashoka U have been a rollercoaster, but I have to admit that I loved every minute. Over the years, it has been fascinating to observe (and tackle) the changing nature...
Submitted by Elizabeth Unger on Fri, May 8, 2015
Editor's Note: This article is written by Marina Kim and first appeared on our Ashoka U blog.   Questioning the “Perfect” Timeline When I graduated from college I expected–like many of my peers–that I would do meaningful work for a few years, go to graduate school, and then move around...
Submitted by Elizabeth Unger on Thu, May 7, 2015
By Adam Lent New research suggests that business leaders in every part of the globe are under-performing when it comes to the skills and capacities they will need in the 21st Century. Gurnek Baines and his team at YSC undertook a detailed analysis of 1,500 business executives across the world and...
Editors note: This article was written by Kristen Wang of Ashoka Changemakers. Ashoka is proud to announce the winners of Makers of More! The Makers of More Challenge, launched in partnership with Arthur Guinness Projects, received more than 300 entries from 45 countries around the world. The...
Submitted by Tsega Belachew on Thu, March 26, 2015
Editor’s Note: This article was written by Felix Oldenburg (@foldenburg), Director of Ashoka Europe and Germany after the Changemaker Alliance event held in Berlin to welcome 5 new Fellows.Earlier this month 500 changemakers came together next to the Brandenburg Gate to listen to Kailash Satyarthi...
Submitted by Tsega Belachew on Fri, March 13, 2015
Editor's Note: This article was written by Brittany Koteles of AshokaUS and Sachin Malhan of Ashoka Changemakers who will take part in two SXSW sessions To Hell With Good Intentions, Part I and Part II. on March 17. Geoff Zimmerman of StriveTogether will be apart of the...
Submitted by Tsega Belachew on Wed, March 11, 2015
The Istanbul Social Innovation Summit hosted by Ashoka Turkey and BMW Foundation provided social entrepreneurs, impact investors, leaders from civil society organization and corporate executives from both Turkey and abroad with a great opportunity to share their stories, exchange and ideas and...
  Editor's Note: This article was written in a collaboration between Meera Vijayann of the Ashoka India team and Tsega Belachew of the Global and Ashoka Africa Teams. Anti-corruption activist and Ashoka Fellow Arvind Kejriwal has been elected to serve as Chief Minister of Delhi. We...
Editor's Note: This article was written by the co-authors Olivier Kayser and Valeria Budinich, who wrote “Scaling up Business Solutions to Social Problems”, Palgrave MacMillan, February 2015. The article first appered on Business Fights Poverty. I don’t know about you but I struggle to think of a...
  The global community of Ashoka mourns the loss of fellow Alvaro Ugalde who along with Mario Bazo is seen as the father of Costa Rica’s National Park System.    Initially, Alvaro and Mario  faced a challenge in convincing Costa Ricans that national parks were of great value to...