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

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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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5 Online Resources for Social Entrepreneurs

by Alex Vipond “Flipping the classroom” is a teaching technique that is gaining popularity very quickly as a cheap, effective style of education. The idea is that our classrooms will no longer rely on in-class lectures—students will instead watch lecture videos at home, at their own pace and with full ability to rewind if their attention […]

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A Day in the Life of a Kiva Intern

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by Kim Izar and Gabby Vasquez “Connecting people through lending to alleviate poverty.” These words serve as Kiva’s mission statement, but in the few weeks that we have been here, one word continues to stand out: connect. It is still surreal to think of all the incredible people with whom we have collaborated and the opportunities we have […]

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Millennium Development Goals: are we on target?

by Professor Sophie Bacq  The soon approaching deadline of 2015, by which all the world’s nations and leading development institutions agreed to meet eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), forces us to reflect on achievements and areas for improvement. In this vein, we must assess where we stand in terms of extreme poverty and hunger eradication, universal […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Alex Sobrado 

The Cambodia Chroniclesby Alex Sobrado I graduated from Northeastern in January (2015) and am glad to say that I have a job lined up in San Diego starting in July. Having a few months off, I wanted to travel and try my hand at working in microfinance. After working an average of 90 hours a week […]

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SEI SA Information

The Social Enterprise Institute Student Association is excited to announce its upcoming events for the remainder of the semester. In conjunction with new-member leadership, SEISA will be hosting a co-op panel that will introduce interested students to the kinds of occupational opportunities available in the social enterprise field. The club will also be organizing a […]

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