Dr Pathik Pathak

Higher education heretic, social innovation junkie, Arsenal saddo.

On social leadership: can universities rise to the challenge?

In just over 6 weeks we launch the first in our International Social Innovation Challenge Series, in partnership with OP Jindal Global University and Lahore University of Management Sciences, and supported by … Continue reading

July 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

Indian social enterprise: what should it be for?

I’ve been to a lot of events in India over the past year when incubators and (institutional) impact investors  have reiterated the same complaint: the slow pace of technological innovation for … Continue reading

July 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Social entrepreneurship in Vietnam: the virtues of late adoption?

In any field there’s always a thrill attached to early adoption. The truth, however, is that early adopters often make the biggest mistakes and being the first mover is not … Continue reading

April 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

Four words for George Monbiot: picture abhi bakhi hai

Dear George, Like most sane people, I agree with you most of the time, most often when you indict consumerism as the cause of a post-social collapse that is slowly, … Continue reading

February 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

No straitjacket required: Why we won’t evangelise social enterprise

Let’s face it: there are lots of people who are frustrated, even infuriated, that social entrepreneurship cannot be reduced to social enterprise. For these people, concepts such as social business … Continue reading

February 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

The case for social entrepreneurship in Indian higher education

This opinion piece first appeared in the Hindustan Times, 23 December 2014   Indian universities are facing acute pressure to become agile and flexible organisations, capable of adapting to the … Continue reading

January 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

This is water: empathy is everything

  I wrote recently about my experiments with amphibious leadership and of the centrality of soft skills (or soft power) in the repetoire of the amphibious leader. These skills are often ignored … Continue reading

July 19, 2014 · Leave a comment
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