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Editor's note: This post was written by Ashoka Associate Neerali Patel and was originally posted on Forbes.True, sustained success does not happen overnight. Nor does it happen on the basis of raw talent or one great idea. It is achieved through the commitment and culmination of endless hours of...
Submitted by Tsega Belachew on Wed, April 17, 2013
Editor's Note: This article is written by Joe Furino who is Senior Manager for Campus Recruiting at Philips North America and Gretchen Zucker who is the Executive Director of Ashoka Youth Venture. The number of new businesses setting up shop in our state is up four percent from last year. So...
Submitted by Tsega Belachew on Mon, April 15, 2013
Editor's note: This is a part of a series of articles that are updates from Ashoka at the Skoll World Forum.  This post was originally found on Forbes and was written by Felicity McLean, the communications manager at Ashoka UK.  We have seen capacity for innovation shift from the 1700s,...
Submitted by Tsega Belachew on Mon, April 15, 2013
Editor's note: This is an update that is a part of a series from Ashoka at the Skoll World Forum and was originally found on Pioneers Post. On the Thursday morning at the Skoll World Forum, Tim West, editor of Pioneers Post, met Bill Drayton – the original social entrepreneur and instigator of...
Submitted by Tsega Belachew on Fri, April 12, 2013
Editor's note: This is an update that is a part of a series from Ashoka at the Skoll World Forum.  This post was originally found on Forbes and was written by Felicity McLean, the communications manager at Ashoka UK.  In our world of both exponential growth and accelerating innovation,...
Submitted by Tsega Belachew on Thu, April 11, 2013
  Values Aligned - Peace Corps and Ashoka Ashoka works to create an Everyone a Changemaker world - a world where every individual has the freedom, confidence and societal support to create solutions to social challenges they see in their community. Ashoka knows that Peace Corps Volunteers all...
Editor's Note: This is a part of a series of articles that are updates from Ashoka at the Skoll World Forum. In recent years, it has become apparent that the rate of change is at an all-time high as change begets change in a world that is interconnected like never before. In today’s...
Submitted by Tsega Belachew on Fri, April 5, 2013
The Board of Directors, Fellows and Staff of Ashoka deeply mourn the passing of our friend and colleague Gloria De Souza, founder of Parisar Asha Environmental Education Centre, which introduced modern experiential education that challenged students to think and to solve problems together instead...
Submitted by Tsega Belachew on Tue, April 2, 2013
Editor's note: This is the eighth post in a new series highlighting some of the most high-impact and replicable innovations in social entrepreneurship education through the lens of the 2013 Ashoka U – Cordes Innovation Awards winners. This post was written by Carolyn Meyer, director of...
Submitted by Tsega Belachew on Tue, April 2, 2013
Editor's note: This is the seventh post in a series highlighting some of the most high-impact and replicable innovations in social entrepreneurship education through the lens of the 2013 Ashoka U – Cordes Innovation Awards winners. This entry was written by Holly Vins and Kaitlyn...
Submitted by Tsega Belachew on Tue, April 2, 2013
Editor's note: This is the sixth post in a series highlighting some of the most high-impact and replicable innovations in social entrepreneurship education through the lens of the 2013 Ashoka U – Cordes Innovation Awards winners. This post was written by Joe Shure, co-founder of the...
Submitted by Tsega Belachew on Tue, April 2, 2013
Editor's note: This is the fifth post in a series highlighting some of the most high-impact and replicable innovations in social entrepreneurship education through the lens of the 2013 Ashoka U – Cordes Innovation Awards winners. This post is written by Liz Gerber, the Faculty Founder of...
Submitted by Tsega Belachew on Sat, March 30, 2013
Editor's note: This is the fourth post in a series highlighting some of the most high-impact and replicable innovations in social entrepreneurship education through the lens of the 2013 Ashoka U – Cordes Innovation Awards winners. This post was written by Dr. Mark Albion, co-founder and co-...
Submitted by Tsega Belachew on Sat, March 30, 2013
Editor's note: This is the third post in a series which highlights some of the most high-impact and replicable innovations in social entrepreneurship education through the eyes of the 2013 Ashoka U- Cordes Innovation Award Winners. This post was co-written by Abby Falik, Founder and...
Submitted by Tsega Belachew on Fri, March 29, 2013
Editor's note: This is the second post in a series highlighting some of the most high-impact and replicable innovations in social entrepreneurship education through the lens of the 2013 Ashoka U- Cordes Innovation Awards winners.  This post was written by Stephanie Browner, Dean of...