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Let’s Be Realistic About Measuring Impact


“Measure impact” has become a mantra for creating social change. Claims about making a difference are no longer sufficient; evidence of how much difference you’re making is now required. We should applaud this trend, because results are sometimes ambiguous and claims often go unsubstantiated. But does it really make sense for all mission-driven organizations to […]

The Rise of Social Entrepreneurship in B-Schools in Three Charts


Twenty years ago, on two different business school campuses a continent away, the seeds of social entrepreneurship were planted. At INSEAD, two students Philippe Dongier and Katie (co-author of this post) sent a school-wide email asking if anyone was interested in cultivating coursework and careers related to nonprofits. Overnight, 126 students, staff, and faculty responded […]

The Social Solution to Innovation Challenges


Many of the business innovations that flowed from the first generation of Internet adoption have had the perverse effect of slowing business down. Nowadays, accelerated communications have turned into the mental drain of 24/7 accessibility and accountability – a condition recognized by entities everywhere. The probable cure? Social media. Go to Source Tags: Innovation, perverse, […]