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Silicon Savanna, Solar Panels and M-Kopa


by Dennis R. Shaughnessy  While many young people dream of a job in Silicon Valley working for a tech start-up upon graduation from college or business school, increasingly there are others who feel drawn to a different dream and a different kind of hub for start-ups. Nairobi, Kenya is now referred to by many as the “Silicon […]

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A Farewell to SEI

by Emily Turner  What felt like dawn, a loud breakfast bell rang out across the open farmland in New Market, Tennessee. I lept out of bed realizing I slept past my own alarm, a pathetic ringtone compared to the metal structure the cook just struck outside. It was the last day of the spring break field study […]

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Thank Goodness for Tim Cook:  Apple’s Chance for Real Greatness


Steve Jobs was an undeniable giant of industry, and a legendary figure in the tech sector. Many business analysts consider him the greatest CEO of his era, perhaps alongside Bill Gates. He built, rebuilt and led Apple in becoming the most valuable company on earth. His genius for design, innovation and management were extraordinary. He left the world far too young, having passed away in 2011 at the age of 56. Steve Jobs died one of the richest people on earth, with an estimated net worth of $10.2 billion.

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The Privilege of Teaching Young “Do Gooders”


by Dennis R. Shaughnessy  An earnest student dropped by my campus office during the course registration process for our current semester to ask if I was teaching any business courses that he could sign up for. He had heard that my classes might be worth signing up for, knowing that these classes were only being offered […]

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Looking Ahead to 2015: Some Suggestions for the Next Set of Development Goals


The coming year is an important one for global development.  I thought I’d offer a thought on the topic from the perspective of social enterprise and the role of the private sector in addressing poverty and its attendant conditions. The Millennium Development Goals were adopted in 2000 under the United Nations auspices with a 15 year […]

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Social entrepreneurship’s global impact


Posted on November 12, 2014 by Greg St. Martin, Northeastern News. North­eastern con­vened more than 110 scholars and prac­ti­tioners from around the world for a con­fer­ence last week that explored the latest research in social entre­pre­neur­ship and the aca­d­emic, entre­pre­neurial, and prac­tical expe­ri­ence stu­dents gain from immersing them­selves in the social enter­prise sector. » Read the full […]

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