A Visual Approach for Developing Social Enterprises

Some years ago I had the honor to meet Muhammad Yunus, who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2006 for his social enterprise the Grameen Bank. In the workshop organized by Social Business Earth, the Business Model Canvas was used to brainstorm and ideate social businesses. A visual template! And not really a fittingContinue reading “A Visual Approach for Developing Social Enterprises”

Doing Business in India by prof. Shainesh

  Prof. Shainesh of the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore just gave a great course on Doing Business in India at the Unviersity of St. Gallen. Congratulations to prof. Shiamesh for winning the second prize in the GlobaLens’ 2014 Next Billion Case Competition with his case “Narayana Nethralaya: Expanding Affordable Eye Care” which is aboutContinue reading “Doing Business in India by prof. Shainesh”

Guest lecture: Rahel Aschwanden of the Impact Hub Zurich

In the Visual Literacy for Management course we had the pleasure to have a guest lecture by Rahel Aschwanden, of the Impact Hub Zurich, on How to Become a Social Entrepreneur. After explaining what is SE, and how the Impact Hub can help social entrepreneurs, Rahel conducted an interactive excercise with the class. She askedContinue reading “Guest lecture: Rahel Aschwanden of the Impact Hub Zurich”

Best Paper Award for our “Knowledge Visualization for Social Entrepreneurs” paper

We are very happy and honored to receive the Best Paper Award of the 17th International Information  Visualization Conference in London for our paper on “Knowledge Visualization for Social Entrepreneurs”! Abstract of the paper: “Social entrepreneurship is an emerging field which has the power to change the way we do business and resolve societal challenges.Continue reading “Best Paper Award for our “Knowledge Visualization for Social Entrepreneurs” paper”

Peace Nobel Laureate Prof. Yunus at the Social Business Conference 2013

The second Social Business conference was held yesterday, with the keynote speech of Prof. Yunus, founder of the Grameen Bank and author of “Social Business”. His talk was insighful, very pragmatic and full of hope, as ususal. It was also different from last year speech, with new inspiring stories from US and Albania, among others.Continue reading “Peace Nobel Laureate Prof. Yunus at the Social Business Conference 2013”

From cooperation projects to markets

The symposium “Un mondo alla rovescia: quale ruolo per la cooperazione internazionale” took place last Saturday in Lugano, organized by Fosit (Federazione ONG della Svizzera italiana) and USI’s MIC program (Master of Advances Studies in intercultural Communication), among others. During the morning a panel of experts on the topic of International Cooperation had a provocativeContinue reading “From cooperation projects to markets”

Muhammad Yunus in Switzerland, May 2012

Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, will be in Lugano and Zurich in May 18th and 19th 2012. The event is organized by Social Business Earth, the first social business in Switzerland funded by Samantha Caccamo. The event will start in Lugano, in the aula magna of the university at 5pm and will continue inContinue reading “Muhammad Yunus in Switzerland, May 2012”

Social Entrepreneurship @ AoM

Social entrepreneurship is attracting a large and growing interest at the Academy, reflecting its increasing popularity. A number of PDW and Symposia were organized on the topic, and most of them were fully booked including “Social Entrepreneurship and Broader Theories: Shedding New Light on the Bigger Picture” organized by Susan Mueller. Johanna Mair, a well known researcher in this area, presentedContinue reading “Social Entrepreneurship @ AoM”