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Submitted by Tsega Belachew on Thu, June 11, 2015
Editor's note: This article originally appeared on Forbes.com.Dr. Julie H. Sullivan is Executive Vice President and Provost at the University of San Diego, an Ashoka U Changemaker Campus, and President-Elect at University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis-St. Paul Innovators in education,...
Submitted by Tsega Belachew on Thu, June 11, 2015
Editor's note: This article originally appeared on Virgin.com as a collaborative article by the Ashoka team. The report contextualises and explores the mission and impact of Ashoka   In 1950 Detroit was an engineering hub: home of Ford Motorcars and the heart of the American auto industry. In...
Editor's Note: This article originally appeared on Forbes.com and was written by Felix Oldenburg, Diector of Ashoka Germany. In the article he discusses the complexities of money and value flow into Social Enterprises in comparison to other businesses.    After decades of frustrating...
Submitted by Adam Lent on Mon, June 8, 2015
Editor's Note: This article was written by Adam Lent, European Director of Research and Innovation at Ashoka. You can follow Adam on twitter and read his other blog posts on this website. His book ‘Small is Powerful: Why the era of big government, big business and big...
For several years, we have been caught in a state of rapid transition; in our work, our social environment and our personal lives. Yet, there has been little or no conversation about the roles we play in ensuring that we shape a future that has a place for everyone. On May 13-...
Submitted by Tsega Belachew on Mon, May 25, 2015
Editor's Note: This video is created by RSA Animate. Bestselling author, political adviser and social and ethical prophet Jeremy Rifkin investigates the evolution of empathy and the profound ways that it has shaped our development and our society. Taken from a lecture given by Jeremy Rifkin as...
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 his...
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...