MICHAEL…. AW – move to next slide when he introduces me
You should know that this webinar is being recorded, and you will receive a link to the complete webinar within 48 hours. We ’ll also be posting the recorded webinar at interaction associates dot com. So let ’s review how you can best participate in today’s Web event. (Click) The Control Panel is where you can interact with the presenters. (Click) You can minimize the control panel by clicking this little tab. (Click) If you have any questions during the webinar, you can send them to me through the Questions pane. Simply type in your question and click send. At the end of the presentation we will do a Q&A session to answer as many questions as we have time for.
And to wrap up today– I ’d like to point to the Harvard Business Review…and a recent HBR article titled Why Sustainability is the Key Driver of Innovation. The piece was written by the great business strategist and author, C.K. Pra-ha(accent)-lad — who sadly died last week. He argued that the current economic system has placed enormous pressures on our planet while catering to the needs of only about a quarter of the ppl in the world. That traditional approaches to business will collapse, and companies will have to develop innovative solutions ” He said – “This will happen only when executives recognize a simple truth – Sustainability = Innovation”. I ’d like to end there. We look forward to having you at our next Leader Lens on May 26 with David McConville. Thanks for joining us – and I ’ll turn this back to Michael Tirrell
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LeaderLens What can Business Leaders learn from Social Entrepreneurs? May 18, 2011 Twitter hashtag #LeaderLens
What are social entrepreneurs and what led you to study them? 2
<ul><li>Milton Freidman, 1972 </li></ul><ul><li>The business of business is </li></ul><ul><li>business. </li></ul>
What are the characteristics of social entrepreneurs ? 3
Characteristics of Social Entrepreneurs <ul><li>They focus on social and environmental challenges </li></ul><ul><li>They seek systematic solutions </li></ul><ul><li>They “boundary ride” </li></ul><ul><li>They love scalability – where applicable </li></ul><ul><li>Unlike business entrepreneurs, they share their ideas </li></ul>
Grameen Phone <ul><li>Connectivity is productivity </li></ul><ul><li>Partnered with Grameen Bank </li></ul><ul><li>Microloans to “phone ladies” </li></ul><ul><li>In first 7 years, sold or rented mobile phones to 60,000+ rural villages, reaching 100 million people </li></ul><ul><li>Subscriber network of 15 million </li></ul>In 2004, American investors sold their small stake in Grameen Phone to Telenor for $33 million.