For those of you familiar with my various outpourings in the UK and Indian media over the past two years, I've been expounding on the virtues of what I call borderless leadership: a newly evolving type of leadership for the twenty-first century which both responds to fresh demands from the global economy, equips us … Continue reading Leaders without Borders, part 1
In my last post I explored how the concept of social leadership has, despite many different expressions over the past few years, settled on some core themes: operational agility, multidisciplinarity, and global astuteness. All prize mobility, flexibility and a form of network fluency. Several commentators remarked that the supply of leadership talent of … Continue reading Different strokes? Higher education and the T-shaped leader
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 the British Council. 25 of the best and brightest students from each university will be working collaboratively on the issue of empowering women in safer … Continue reading On social leadership: can universities rise to the challenge?
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 social purposes, and the consequent lack of investible technology based social enterprises. Unsurprisingly, we've seen a flurry of competitions for new product innovations, particularly in … Continue reading Indian social enterprise: what should it be for?
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 necessarily the best place to be. Think of middle-distance runners; those who set the early pace are not always those who finish strongest. Vietnamese universities … Continue reading Social entrepreneurship in Vietnam: the virtues of late adoption?
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, and in the most miserable way possible, killing us. As you say, we’re lonelier than ever, less trustful of those who govern us, and less … Continue reading Four words for George Monbiot: picture abhi bakhi hai
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 have the power to redeem the bankruptcy of markets and the decrepitude of charity. It is social enterprise, after all, which is the backbone of … Continue reading No straitjacket required: Why we won’t evangelise social enterprise