Part 3: the borderless disposition

Now we've looked at some of the external drivers shaping our borderless word, let's turn to a bigger question. Why should we want to live in one, and what does it mean to have a borderless disposition? For a start, bordered thinking is narrow thinking, which can limit horizons of possibility. Ideological borders, for example, can lead … Continue reading Part 3: the borderless disposition

Different strokes? Higher education and the T-shaped leader

      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

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 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?

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 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?