Archive for the ‘Citizens and Heroes’ Category

A Single Step Taken by a Single Person Can Change the World.

Monday, September 24, 2012 2:05 Comments Off

Here it is folks. My first TEDx presentation – One Person Can Make a Difference. I was fortunate to have followed 6 speakers in August at the TEDxWanchai event. 6 speakers who had taken steps to change the world in their own little way, and by being the closer for the evening it was my […]

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Mapping the Future of Social Innovation

Thursday, September 20, 2012 3:33 2 Comments

When I first saw this map on a Google+ posting I was awed struck by the sheer size of the brand portfolios exist. Of course, I knew for years that these groups were actively consolidating a number pf brands (including the “green” ones), but when it is put onto a map like this … well, […]

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Trade Offs and Externalities

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 4:56 Comments Off

While doing a bit of research on externalities this afternoon, I came across this graphic representation of sustainable development, and the forces that are in play. For me, it was a nice and clean graphic about how one can think about / present the forces that are occurring in today’s market, environment, and society, and […]

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Should We Even Worry About Externalities

Friday, September 7, 2012 3:50 Comments Off

Last week while debating the NEED for government action in the US on car efficiency as part of their energy policy, a good friend of mine wrote the following: You are worried about externalities? The consequences of using fossils fuels is an almost unimaginable improvement in the quality life for the average person. The average […]

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Finding Innovative Ways to Engage

Sunday, September 2, 2012 21:50 Comments Off

Without a doubt, finding ways to effectively engage people is becoming harder to do.  Yet, there are moments where a program is able to separate itself and engage using simple ideas.  Ideas that don’t force engagement, but are done in a manner that engagement is as easy as walking across the street. The recent BDD […]

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How Should Social Entrepreneurs Value Themselves?

Monday, August 27, 2012 21:48 Comments Off

18 months ago while interviewing 75 social entrepreneurs in China, we asked the question “what has been your greatest success?”. It was a question that was originally intended to elicit information about programs that had been successful, traction in developing a revenue stream, or some pride in the fact that their staff of 5 had […]

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Not Everyone Should Be a Social Entrepreneur

Monday, August 13, 2012 19:43 Comments Off

In the recent HBR blog post Not Everyone Should Be a Social Entrepreneur, Laura Galinsky (SVP of Echoing Green) writes about a trend she sees where many want to be “social entrepreneurs”, but few should be. She was a young, energetic college freshman at NYU who knew just what she wanted. She approached me after […]

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Job Opportunity: Thunderbird for Good China Liaison

Friday, August 10, 2012 1:22 2 Comments

JOB TITLE: Thunderbird for Good China Liaison               REPORTS TO: Executive Director of Thunderbird for Good, Kellie Kreise  POSITION PURPOSE: The primary responsibility of this position is to help identify and cultivate new project opportunities for Thunderbird in China and work with 10,000 Women program grantees based in China.  This consultant will facilitate the application of […]

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Responsibly Engaging China’s Mobile Masses

Tuesday, August 7, 2012 9:21 Comments Off

On average, every 6 minutes China’s 190 million smart phone users will log on to check in. It is a population that has grown exponentially over the last 5 years, and with the speed by which this crowd moves, it is bringing about on of the greatest disruptions in how firms interact with stakeholders.  Gone […]

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Play your Own Ball

Friday, July 20, 2012 19:34 Comments Off

Years back while discussing with a good friend how I was unable to work out where I stood in comparison to others, and how then what steps to take going forward, my friend old me to play my own ball. Imagine I’m golf course. Don’t look around a how others are doing, or be intimidated […]

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