"Almost always, the creative dedicated minority has made the world better."Martin Luther King, Jr.
Our weakness proved to be our greatest asset.
In an Egyptian village roasted by the merciless sun, civil engineer Yousry and I sat down on shaded bamboo chairs in April 1999. A sniffing and wagging session ensued to find out if we could work together. Continue reading Want Impact? Networks Trump Organizations
It was only after the rice ran out that the British soldier noticed her again.
Her tiny face crumpled as it dawned on her that she would get no food that day. Even in the emaciated crowd, she was smaller and thinner than the rest, easily pushed aside as stronger ones shoved their way to the front. Continue reading Recognizing Servant-Leaders – Not Drum Majors
Nearly 200 people rose to their feet and clapped enthusiastically. Richard and I standing in the back of the room were speechless. View SVP powerpoint presentation. Continue reading Social Venture Partners Rise to the Challenge
Strengthening dreamers, this year we’ve clocked over 200 days on the road, across 15 time zones, in 12 nations.
Was it worth it? Absolutely!
Can social enterprises really serve people and steward the planet, while still turning a profit? We sure think so. Even in hard places in turmoil? Yes.
Visionary practitioners are showing how. (more…)
If you feel dwarfed by the social challenge you’re tackling, then you’re in good company.
This April, UC Berkeley Haas and Duke Fuqua Schools of Business hosted David Haskell to present on the paradoxical power of weakness to leverage mission impact. But Berkeley and Duke graduate students are anything but weak. These MBA programs rank among the top ten worldwide for social entrepreneurship and nonprofit management. (more…)