4 Lessons From Our First 4 Years As (Social) Entrepreneurs

4 Lessons From Our First 4 Years As (Social) Entrepreneurs

Twenty years ago when we were seven years old, we sat at our grandmother’s kitchen table, pushing our veggies around our plates at Thanksgiving dinner. We’re cousins and best pals (and, at seven, we were budding shit disturbers). Just like every other family dinner,...
5 Steps to Greater Accountability

5 Steps to Greater Accountability

My heart sank as I heard the news.  I sensed that not much had happened since the board retreat I facilitated for a nonprofit some months ago, and my follow-up call with the board chair confirmed what deep down inside I already knew.  Despite the fact that the board...
The 4 Traits of Highly Effective Social Entrepreneurs

The 4 Traits of Highly Effective Social Entrepreneurs

Ashoka is a global network with a Fellowship of the world’s most impactful and inspiring social entrepreneurs at its core. We have been in the changemaking business for three and a half decades. In this time, we have developed a vigorous process for selecting and...
How to Balance the Demands of “Go Slow” with “Go Fast”

How to Balance the Demands of “Go Slow” with “Go Fast”

“Go slow to move fast.” Depending on your perspective this saying could mean a variety of things, such as: rushing can result in missed opportunities and mistakes, our productivity and efficiency increase as our skills develop, or resistance is less likely to be...

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