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The other demographic dividend

from The Economist GLOBALS is one of those fast-growing Indian IT companies that Westerners simultaneously admire and fear. Founded in 2000, it already has offices in 11 countries and customers around the world. The chairman and chief executive, Suhas Gopinath, is just 24 years old. Most of his employees are also in their mid-twenties. Mr […]

Posted in More Resources, Resource Centre | Keywords: , , | October 7, 2010

How Social Entrepreneurs Heal The World’s Wounds

In the wake of the fierce debate surrounding the potential establishment of an Islamic center a few blocks from Ground Zero, as well as the recent threat by a pastor of a small fringe evangelical church to hold a public Koran burning, there has been much talk about building bridges and interfaith dialogue. We believe […]

Posted in More Resources, Resource Centre | Keywords: , , | October 6, 2010

Social Entrepreneurship and Education in Kyrgyzstan

There is not a single kindergarten in Archa Beshik. This district of Kyrgyzstan’s capital city is home to an estimated 50,000 people, many of whom are young families raising two or three children. There are two primary schools, but neither has the capacity to educate all of Archa Beshik’s children. Archa Beshik grew from waves […]

Posted in More Resources, Resource Centre | Keywords: , , , | September 27, 2010

Start-ups thriving gloomy economy outlook

At 14, Irfan Alam was managing a stock portfolio worth Rs 40 lakh for his father’s friends. By the time he was 17, the boy from Bihar was itching to start his own business. The idea came to him during a rickshaw ride home from college in Begusarai. “I was hot and thirsty but there […]

Posted in More Resources, Resource Centre | Keywords: , | January 25, 2009

Creating High Impact Non-profits

by Heather McLoed Grant and Leslie R. Crutchfield In fewer than two decades, Teach for America has gone from a struggling start-up to a powerful force for education reform in the United States. Launched in 1989 by college senior Wendy Kopp on a shoestring budget in a borrowed office, the organization now attracts many of […]

Posted in Resource Centre | Keywords: , , | October 22, 2007

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