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Want to Come Up With a Groundbreaking Invention? Follow the 30-Year Rule | Inc.com

"Agile" has become the mantra for the digital age. If you don't move fast, so the thinking goes, you can never be any good, because your competitors will get there first and you'll be left in the dust. In many circles, this notion has become so well established that no one even thinks to question …

Innovation

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Best Gaming Gadgets Of 2015

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Virtual Reality

The technological transformation of social enterprise

From storytelling platforms to landmine detection systems, utilising tech can revolutionise the work of the social entrepreneur<p>The minute I discovered social entrepreneurship, I knew I had found my calling. It happened unexpectedly, at a conference for young activists organised by Oxfam in …

Social Entrepreneurship

Step One in Growing Impact Investing: Prove Social Enterprise Works

Rigorous evidence of impact is not just about accountability in impact investing. It is an enabler of the field's growth in its own right.<p>That holds true across the board. Whether its investments in for-profit or non-profit organizations, with philanthropic or commercial impulses, proof of impact …

A New Approach to Funding Social Enterprises

The financial crisis of 2008 deeply damaged the credibility of financial innovation in the general public’s mind. As the collapse of markets dried up credit across the system, the notion that securities such as collateralized debt obligations and credit default swaps are enablers of growth suddenly …

Can social enterprise help 700 million who lack access to clean water?

Traditional divisions between NGOs, charities and businesses are blurring with new collaborative projects on water<p>The problem of global water access is as intransigent as they come. Some 768 million people – more than the population of Europe – still lack access to clean water. Likewise, this …

Sustainability

It's not charity: the rise of social enterprise in Vietnam

More work still needs to be done to dispel confusion surrounding social enterprises in Vietnam and help promote sustainable growth<p>It’s mid-afternoon in the village of Duong O, Bac Ninh province, but Huong hasn’t got time to break for tea. She’s only halfway through the long, exhausting job of …

Ho Chi Minh City

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Dementia care: how social enterprises are developing products and services

Social investment will play an ever-important role in funding and growing the latest wave of innovations and could help plug the funding gap<p>The UK is in the midst of a huge demographic shift. Over the next two decades, the number of people aged 85 or over will more than double, and in England, …

Social Work

Two Keys to Sustainable Social Enterprise

Social entrepreneurship has emerged over the past several decades as a way to identify and bring about potentially transformative societal change. A hybrid of government intervention and pure business entrepreneurship, social ventures can address problems that are too narrow in scope to spark …

Innovation

Your Enterprise Social Network Isn't Being Used Mostly Because Of Your Corporate Culture

I was speaking at a conference recently, and a question was posed to me from someone in the audience near the tail end of the session.<p>We deployed our enterprise social network last year, but it’s a ghost town. No one is using it.<p>I knew what was about to come next, but I politely waited for the …

Employee Engagement

What is the role of social enterprise in international development? – live chat

Join a panel of experts online on Wednesday 24 June, 1-2pm BST, to discuss how social enterprise and traditional development can work together<p>While NGOs face the challenges of budget cuts, compassion fatigue and criticisms of a lack of real impact, the idea that social enterprise could fill the …

Social Enterprise

Social enterprise Sevamob uses mobile technology to deliver healthcare in India

Sevamob provides primary healthcare and dental care to people at the bottom of the economic pyramid through a subscription-based model<p>The social enterprise Sevamob is fundamentally transforming primary healthcare in India through mobile clinics and a tele-health marketplace. The newest company to …

United Nations

11 things we learned about social enterprise in international development

As donor governments cut aid budgets, here’s what the experts say about the role of social enterprise in filling the gap<p>Read the live chat in full<p><b>1. The scale of social enterprises varies globally</b><br>Bangladesh has the powerhouses of Brac and Grameen. “It’s the home of microfinance and Brac’s social …

Social Enterprise

Refugees welcome: inside Melbourne's social enterprise cafe boom

Cafes with a conscience are springing up around the city. We meet some refugees on their first day of work<p>Alhagie had always wanted to come to Australia. The 23-year-old Gambian national dreamed of the opportunities that were on offer here, and gained refugee status a year ago after he finished …

Australia

Why now is a great time to set up a social enterprise

Two Fingers Brewing plans expansion in pubs after sales success with charity beer, while other social enterprises from across the world are successfully tackling global issues<p>Two Fingers isn't your typical beer brand. Set up two years ago by seven friends working in advertising, the company donates …

Prostate Cancer

A New Space Race - To Grow Social Enterprise

Returning to San Francisco from Milan where I had met some of the 700 international delegates attending the Social Enterprise World Forum, I found my mind wandering to the 'space race' of the 1950s and 1960s. Space became a key battlefield of the Cold War. It was a proving ground for which …

6 Questions To Ask Before You Invest In A Social Enterprise

What kind of impact do you want to have? And what returns do you need?<p>From joining an angel network that focuses on social change to asking wealth managers to find impact investments across a whole portfolio, impact investors (those who look for financial return alongside social and/or …

To Build Social Enterprise, We're Going to Have to Learn How to Break It Down

<b>By: Tom Rippin</b><p>At On Purpose, we find that more and more people are inspired by social enterprise. We work with high-caliber professionals usually in their late 20s and early 30s who want to make a career change into the social enterprise space.<p>Many of them describe a sense of having been steaming …

Leadership in Social Enterprise - Intelligent Head Quarters

Leadership in Social Enterprise<p>Leadership is the topic of thousands of books, articles and opinions. There are many thoughts on what makes a good …

Leadership

Rania Kinge's Social Enterprise 'I Love Syria' Transcends Nationalism

I find myself as an adult constantly mourning the loss of social and cultural capital in the city of Damascus, a city which has been continuously inhabited by the most diverse of religious and cultural communities for 8,000 years. -- Rania Kinge<p>Born in Syria into a family of diplomats and bounced …

Putting Your Positive Thoughts in High Impact Social Enterprise Action

<b>An interview with High Impact Social Entrepreneurship (HISE) expert Mike Caslin, PART TWO</b><p>An entrepreneur is anyone who undertakes a business--be it small or large; alone or with a team. He or she sees an opportunity for a product or service and then brings it to the market. I would argue that …

10 Filipino Social Enterprises That Will Amaze You

<b>(SPOT.ph)</b> Community service doesn’t need to be painful. In fact, when you support a social enterprise, saving the world can be as easy and exciting …

DBS Foundation awards grants to 11 social enterprises

Want to Make an Impact Through Social Enterprise? Avoid These 3 Mistakes

Through social enterprise you can make an impact and a profit, a definite win-win and a major reason for its popularity as a business model. But while more entrepreneurs are incorporating social good into their business, the struggle that comes with balancing the management of a new company and …

The Celebrity Influence on Social Enterprise

You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Celebrities lend their famous faces to elevate brands and drive sales -from Matthew McConaughey driving a Lincoln to Jennifer Aniston chugging Smartwater- but stars are now playing a role beyond mainstream …

Social Enterprise

6 social enterprises that want to change the world

They graduate from Singtel's five-month long Enabling Change incubator run by UNFRAMED, a launchpad for social impact startups

Eight Business Schools Around The World That Have A Social Enterprise Focus

You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Ten years ago, business schools were full of students with dollar signs in their eyes. Curriculums were rigid and largely static. Students learned primarily through case studies, and “profit margin” and “share …

Business School

Tesla has big plans for the next 4 years

Reuters<p>Elon Musk's plans for Tesla Motors over the the next four years are nothing short of ambitious.<p>Among other things, Musk has promised to dramatically increase car production, launch one (or possibly two) completely new cars, and conquer self-driving vehicles.<p>Here’s a closer look at what …

Tesla