Author: Jacen Greene

The Time Value of Service

Professor J. Gregory Dees, “the Academic Father of Social Entrepreneurship,” passed away shortly before Christmas. He wrote the seminal definition of social entrepreneurship and launched Harvard’s social entrepreneurship program, Duke’s Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship, and Stanford’s Center for Social Innovation. Greg would have turned 64 this year. Had he followed a traditional […]

Read More

If You Love a Concept, Let It Go: Scaling Impact through Partnership

“Possess something to make it profit you; take it as nothing to make it useful for you.” Laozi, Daodejing, Ryden translation. In his recent Stanford Social Innovation Review article “Scale = Partnership,” Roshan Paul argues that “the same market mechanism and economies of scale that enable a corporation to scale in the private sector don’t work as […]

Read More