Topic : Imprenditoria Sociale
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"It's not the earthquake that kills people, it's the building collapsing."
This will be the first of monthly book reviews from Ashoka staff, covering books which we have found relevant to our work.
Imagine a master class for social change: an academy of action where concrete advice, guidance, and direction for every level of changemaking – from the first spark of an idea to the scaling of an innovation across the globe – are shared by some of the world’s most accomplished innovators and activists.
Social entrepreneurs are often credited with having a one-track mind.
Open source thinking is no longer a skill reserved for software engineers, but a valuable skill for social entrepreneurs.
On Friday, October 21, 2011 Bill Drayton joined the ranks of Nelson Mandela, Bill and Melinda Gates, and the World Health Organization in receiving the Prince of Asturias Award for International Cooperation. The award, referred to as the Spanish Nobel, is an annual recognition of one person or organization for a global contribution to humankind.
As Drayton arrived in Spain for the award ceremony, there was a surge of media coverage and events focused on social entrepreneurship.
Book Release from the Ashoka Community: The Wealth of the Poor - Scaling Up Business Solutions to Social Problems
Irrigation pumps, latrines, home improvement packages or bicycles could be added to this list. The cumulated impact of these investments would literally transform the lives of these families. So, why aren’t these families seizing these attractive investment opportunities?
Building Partnerships: A Conversation with Ashoka Fellow Mohammad Al-Ubaydli and Boehringer Ingelheim Executive Joseph Chalil
Dr. Mohammad Al-Ubaydli is the founder of Patients Know Best (PKB), a technology platform that allows patients to securely view their medical records and share their information with other doctors and family members, giving individual patients easy access to and control over their medical data. Dr. Joseph Chalil, a Physician and Executive at the pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim, worked alongside Mohammad and his team through the Executive in Residence program to help PKB build strategic partnerships in the US and develop a strategy to scale their operations to new markets.