Below is the second half of an essay that I put together for Alex Nicholls' Social Entrepreneurship course at Oxford's Saïd Business School. It is verbose, thanks to an academic word count target. The nut graf, as my friend Ben has taught me to call it, is that I believe that social enterprises (businesses that hope to have a positive social impact… Continue reading Toward a practical, impact-focused classification of social enterprises
It’s unusual when a successful entrepreneur opens a presentation to a room full of business school students with a photograph of her twin baby boys. But then Jessica Jackley isn’t a typical entrepreneur. As one of the speakers of a three-year series funded by the Pears Foundation at the Saïd Business School at Oxford, entrepreneur… Continue reading Three Unconventional Lessons For Business School Students
[Note: If you're interested in the updated and much-improved version of this pitch--especially if you're a Latino-focused entrepreneur--my gmail address is mark.c.hand.] This year, the Saïd Business School at Oxford launches GOTO, an ambitious project to focus the university’s attention on a particular topic of global import. The first topic is demography, with a focus on… Continue reading The Case for Catalytic Funding of Latino-focused Startups
This year, the Saïd Business School at Oxford launches GOTO, an ambitious new project to focus the university's attention on a particular topic of global import. The first topic is demography, with a focus on aging. In my first post, I argued that discussing the effects of aging demands discussing immigration, too. In my second,… Continue reading Demographics in North America: Not just US
This year, the Saïd Business School at Oxford University launches GOTO, an ambitious new project to focus attention on a particular topic of global import. The first topic is demography. For my first submission to the GOTO platform, I argue that a discussion of aging is incomplete if it leaves out the question of migration:… Continue reading Migration: Are the brakes of ageing about to slip?
From my post on the Skoll Centre blog: "If you’re an entrepreneur, you’ll be competing for funding and spots at commercial incubators like Y Combinator with social entrepreneurs that have a head start on a compelling, convincing pitch. If you work at a nonprofit, you’ll be fighting for talent and money with a growing, exciting… Continue reading Social Entrepreneurship 101
I first applied to business school at the end of 2009. One school, Oxford's Said Business School, said yes. Not anticipating the sort of career path that might justify $90 Gs of debt, I applied for the Skoll Scholarship. No dice. The Rotary Foundation did offer me a scholarship, however, covering about a third of… Continue reading Why I am Not in Business School