I just got back from a three day trip to Bihar, India where I was visiting Acumen Fund Global Fellow, Neha Kale, as part of my work on leadership at Acumen Fund. Neha is currently working for Husk Power System (HPS), an Acumen Fund investment that uses rice husks to electrify rural villages in India … More Lighting up Bihar
I had an interesting moment of reflection the other day about the field of social entrepreneurship. We are reaching a point where we are seeing a second wave of professionals moving into this space. I look back to about 7-10 years ago when I started pursuing this work. We were all entrepreneurs in our own … More The Second Wave of Social Entrepreneurs?
Ten years ago I found myself in a tiny music club in Dakar, Senegal. It was tightly packed with locals whom had come to see the regular Thursday night show of musical icon, Youssou N’Dour. As I sat there eyes closed, swaying from side to side, I was taken to another place, the energy around … More Time for a New Type of Leadership