Category Archive For "Our Stories"
The Journey of Social Enterprise
Making a social enterprise happen is more than having guts. In social enterprise, you dare to think beyond what your eyes can see, to the point where no one really understands what the hell you are doing. At least that is how we felt when we started.(more…)
Social Enterprise and the role of the Board of Directors
While there is much written about social enterprise and the role of Management teams, there is little written about the role of the Boards of Directors. As a board member, one’s role is to direct and protect the organization. While there are different types of boards, the role of a board member is to govern and to manage the risk level of the organization while ensuring its ongoing operation.
Fostering a Culture of Innovation
“We will only understand the miracle of life fully when we allow the unexpected to happen.” ~ Paulo Coelho
Innovation often seems to be the buzzword of the day. Used by the government and private sector alike, innovation is a catch all term used to identify both the act or process of creation, as well as the outcome of the process. Innovation has become one of the most overused business terms of the last decade, and its permeance is not just limited to the world of commerce but extends through many aspects of technology and culture as well. (more…)
Stories are as ancient to human culture and civilization as the concept of humanity itself. In oral societies, stories were how lessons were passed on from generation to generation. Stories are core to human emotion. They help us to express joy, sadness, anger and melancholy. They symbolize both our experiences as well as our hopes for the future. They can fill us with happiness or sadness, evoke empathy, and stir anger. Marketers continually tell us to use stories as a part of our marketing strategies. Storytelling has the power to transform what you do and make it better.(more…)