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Entrepreneurship is What You Do. You Learn by Doing It. Q&A with Irwin Zahn, CEO and Chairman, Moxie Foundation

Irwin’s take on entrepreneurship, risk taking, the Moxie Foundation and the new partnership with Ashoka U that aims expand students’ exposure to entrepreneurship globally.

Innovative Leaders in the Ashoka Support Network Conceive a Future Shaped by Cross-Sector Collaboration

It would be impossible to solve the world’s most difficult problems without collaboration and co-creation among business leaders, social entrepreneurs and public servants. This is particularly true in an increasingly interconnected and fast-changing world, where changemakers must grasp the intricate dynamics of markets, media, and their own organizations.

Getting Our Hands Dirty: Social Innovators Show How Healthy Soil Makes Healthy People

Howard Buffett’s recent book, 40 Chances: Finding Hope in a Hungry World, shares two interrelated insights: that a farmer gets to produce around 40 annual harvests in her lifetime, and that living soils play an absolutely essential role in her and future generations’ abilities increase that harvest each year.

Religion & Social Entrepreneurship: What’s Faith Got to Do With It?

On April 28th, Ashoka, in collaboration with the World Faiths Development Dialogue, the Berkley Center for Religion Peace and World Affairs, the SIPS Fund, the Beeck Center for Social Impact and Innovation, and the Center for Social Entrepreneurship at George Mason University organized a morning event at the Advisory Board Company in Washington, D.C. The event featured social entrepreneurs who have been inspired by their faith as well as those who are working to tackle faith-related issues.

3 Reasons Volunteering with a Social Innovator is Uniquely Compelling

International volunteering evokes images of the Peace Corps. That more than 1,000 Peace Corps volunteers have written books about their experience leaves no doubt that international service impacted them deeply.
 

How are Innovative Leaders Helping Redefine ‘Value Creation’ Across Sectors?

How do we overcome cultural, economic, and geographic barriers to create large-scale social change? What does the world look like without walls separating the citizen sector from any other sector? How can successful individuals from across a variety of fields channel their entrepreneurial talents and passion into creating an Everyone A Changemaker world?

The Future of Higher Education at the Clinton Global Initiative University with Chelsea Clinton

Bill Drayton discusses the future of higher education with Chelsea Clinton:

The Future of Social Entrepreneurship with Bill Drayton and David Bornstein

David Bornstein and Bill Drayton speak about the future of social entrepreneurship at the New York offices of Liquidnet on Thursday, November 29, 2012. Sponsored by Liquidnet For Good, the Centre for Social Innovation, and Keystone Catalysts. Join the conversation on Twitter: #FutureSocEnt

Showcasing The Power Of Inventor-Entrepreneurs

These leaders, whom we call Ashoka-Lemelson Fellows, have accomplished tasks such as reinventing the rickshaw to elevate livelihoods and creating micro-hydropower plants for holistic rural development. They have “changed the game” by refusing to accept things as they are, and by empowering diverse communities to be engines of innovation and iteration.

Staying Relevant in a Changing World: Announcing 5 of the U.S.’s Most Creative Social Entrepreneurs

Tomás Alvarez, Mike Marriner, Emily May, Andrew Mangino, and Jeff Parker: five individuals who, at first glance, don’t have much in common. Jeff uses his MBA to run a dental clinic, while Tomás beat boxes with high schoolers. Andrew was a speechwriter for Vice President Biden and Attorney General Holder before setting out to infect every student in America with the belief that they can change the world. Mike turned a reality series on PBS into a vehicle for transforming education as we know it, and Emily is stomping out street harassment. They come from different corners of the U.S.