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Corporate Social Innovation: beyond CSR and Sustainability

On May 2nd, during a talk to hundreds of participants across Canada, Geoff Mulgan, CEO of NESTA, used the term Corporate Social Innovation to refer to social innovation in business. It is still too early to say if the term will “stick” but it is providing useful language to bring into the fold a neglected social innovation actor. Continue reading

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Looking back at 2011 in pictures: it’s not all about work

Life isn’t all about work… My favorite hobbies include several outdoor activities- cycling, mountaineering, skiing. I also love photography. It helps me focus on details I would not otherwise notice during my travels. It provides vivid memories I cherish for years. The following are some of my favorite panorama pictures of the year. Continue reading

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How to manage your career like a pro: 3 lessons from the Tour de France

Professional cycling is most certainly the toughest sport in the world. In a recent article in the Walrus, Richard Poplak calls cyclists “modern-day ascetics, working in open-air monastery of the mountains of Europe, with helmets as tonsures, spandex as robes.” We can learn lessons from these champions. Continue reading

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danone.communities’ General Community Meeting: a Social Business fest in Paris

Tweet Over 2000 people showed-up in Paris on Thursday April 28 to spend two hours learning about danone.communities’ latest social business initiatives. danone.communities is an incubator of social business created by Danone, (the yoghurt company) and Pr. Yunus, the microcredit … Continue reading

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Looking down on Bretton Woods: Tuckerman Ravine

Tweet I admit, I inserted Bretton Woods in my title to make this blog post sound serious and possibly attract a few readers for whom the various international gatherings held at this prestigious resort is of interest. The picture below … Continue reading

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Why people can’t seem to get work done at work…

Tweet I’m a big fan of TED talks. Recently, I watched a podcast by  Jason Fried titled Why people can’t seem to get work done at work. It reminded me of a  book I read several years ago, Let my people go … Continue reading

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Introduction

Tweet Welcome to my first blog entry! I hope you enjoy the read and will take time to comment. I will be covering classic “business” subjects such as strategic planning, governance, sales and marketing. Passionate for the “social” side of … Continue reading

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