Monthly Archives: May 2013

Transforming the Social Enterprise and Social Innovation Landscape

David Wilcox, the founder of ReachScale (an organization that aligns the social responsibility goals of corporations with high potential social entrepreneurs), writes about three underlying trends that, according to him, will transform the social innovation and social enterprise landscape. For … Continue reading

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A New Approach to India’s Water and Sanitation Challenge

Water and sanitation are two of the greatest challenges in India today. A quick glance at some of the statistics is sufficient to give you a gist of the situation: . A staggering half of India’s 1.1 billion population lives … Continue reading

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Benevolent: A Crowdfunding Platform for Social Change

The power of the web and social media has transformed not only the way we interact with one another, but also the way we transact with one another. In particular, the ability for individuals to donate and contribute small amounts … Continue reading

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An Innovation Council for Healthcare in India

The union health ministry has just formed an innovation council for healthcare in India. Newstrack India reports that the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) is the appointed industry partner for the new council. The council follows, … Continue reading

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A Brief Overview of Failure from Pecha Kucha #19 (Part 2)

Yesterday, I wrote up the first part of a brief overview of the last Pecha Kucha Night, which was held on Friday, the 17th of May, and focused on Failure. It wasn’t all that brief, though, because there was so … Continue reading

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A Brief Overview of Failure from Pecha Kucha #19 (Part 1)

The Pecha Kucha Night last Friday was, for me, one of the most interesting editions of the event, primarily because the focus topic, Failure, brought together a great group of speakers talking about it from very different perspectives. Presentations were … Continue reading

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Adianta School Featured on Mahindra Rise!

We’re very pleased to share that the Mahindra Rise blog recently featured an article on the Adianta School for Leadership and Innovation. Alisha Varma, the author, interviewed Adianta Chairman Dr. Aditya Dev Sood about what the school hopes to accomplish … Continue reading

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Nine Learnings from #Failure (PKND 19)

We recently hosted an interesting evening of presentations in the 20×20 PechaKucha format, all on the topic of failure. We had about a dozen speakers, talking about everything from personal failings to systemic failure, to start up failure to managing … Continue reading

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How the System is Killing a Future Green Designer

I met a young guy yesterday, whose story has preoccupied me a bit. He came for one of our workshops, and stopped by to talk afterwards. He told me he has always had an affinity for biology and biological systems, … Continue reading

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A Kinder, Gentler Philosophy of Success

Organizing this Pecha Kucha Night on Failure has naturally made me think and talk a lot about failure, as well as its opposite, success. Exploring these concepts naturally led me to TED talks on YouTube (I can’t help myself sometimes!), … Continue reading

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