July 10, 2014, No comments

Don’t tell Paul Rice his idea is ridiculous. That idea you just scoffed at might just become a global phenomenon. Rice is the president and CEO of Fair Trade USA, […]


From One Entrepreneur To Another And 10,000 Small Businesses

June 9, 2014, No comments

How in the world could a Philadelphia-based manufacturing company increase its business 60% year over year? What magic wand did a school food services ...

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Eco-Fuel Africa demonstrates how to optimize social impact

May 6, 2013, No comments

Sanga Moses, Founder of Eco-Fuel Africa was the first amongst his siblings to finish school and complete his tertiary education – thanks to a p ...

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Saving the wetlands through sustainable soap

February 18, 2013, No comments

“After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.” – Philip Pullman Therefore, as a n ...

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    Social travelling with Staydu
    December 20, 2012, No comments

      Staydu ( is a social travel website created to support intercultural exchange. The goal is to more than open minds to different lifestyles and foreign traditions with other values; Staydu’s [...]

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    Mentors: Key to Success for Social Innovators
    October 12, 2012, No comments

    Recently, I continued my conversation with Beth Parkhill, founder of Mentor Planet, a social enterprise dedicated to spurring innovation and impact mentoring relationships. This time we discussed: “Essential ways mentors help [...]

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    Can Pay Toilets Save Lives?
    September 10, 2012, 1 Comment

    Providing low fee pay toilets in schools, slums, and cities may not seem like a revolutionary idea. But when you consider that since 2008,  50% of the world’s population now resides [...]

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    How to Bridge the Cultural Divide
    August 20, 2012, No comments

    I’ve been talking to social entrepreneurs about the variety of performance challenges they face. Recently, I wrote about the cultural chasm that can exist in a social enterprise–on one side [...]

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    Bridging the Culture Gap
    August 6, 2012, No comments

    As I talk with social entrepreneurs about the biggest challenges they face in making their social enterprises successful, several themes have emerged. I’ll be writing about them here. One of [...]