Dr Pathik Pathak

Higher education heretic, social innovation junkie, Arsenal saddo.

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

Economy or society? It’s a nice choice to have

The placard above was photographed at a demonstration in London last week and quickly went viral as a pithy rejoinder to neo-liberal economic policies and the gradual erosion of the … Continue reading

July 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

The amphibious leader: taking some first steps

    After what feels like a year of slog and resistance, the social enterprise camp I’ve been planning has finally come to fruition, with 10 students from the University … Continue reading

July 5, 2014 · Leave a comment