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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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Interview with Esther Chou, Global Citizen Year

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Interview with Esther Chou: Global Citizen Year Conducted by Ali Matalon  Hi Esther! We have all missed you at SEI and want to know: what are you up to? I moved to San Francisco in January to work with a social enterprise called Global Citizen Year. Since then, I’ve been re-learning how to ride a bike (mostly up […]

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Alicia Keys' 'We Are Here' Movement

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By Pro­fes­sor Dennis Shaughnessy  In speaking with college students every day around campus, I’m always so impressed by the many passionate young people who are deeply interested in issues of social and economic justice.  Many of these committed young people are also very frustrated by the absence of accessible opportunities to advance their ideas into meaningful action. In […]

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