Social Enterprises Globally

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In addition, the University of Oxford boasts that the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship is the leading global entity for the advancement of social entrepreneurship. the University of Washington Foster School of Business hosts the annual Global Social Entrepreneurship Competition, which was won in 2012 by a student team from the Copenhagen Business School with a solution to the social stigma and environmental problem of menstruation in the developing world.

How has the price of currency fluctuated as a result of COVID-19?

The Startup Magazine

Interestingly, this impact has been more pronounced in the emerging markets, which is something of an unusual development during a global pandemic and the beginnings of an international recession.


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Early 2014 Harvest for Napa Valley—Hard Data Provides Perspective on the Impact of Global Warming

Pascal's View

Today, 1997 is the leader. Finally, 2014 is has the fourth highest GDD accumulation, trailing only 2013, 1997, and 1996. These include this year, the year with the most accumulated GDD (1997), the year with the least accumulated GDD (1998), and the 21-year average. 2014 is clearly warmer than the average, but about six days behind 1997.

10 Reasons For Joining The New Startup Wave Now

Startup Professionals Musings

Entrepreneurs now can think globally about the opportunity, from day one but start locally. This approach, popularly known as “glocalization,” means you design and deliver global solutions that have total relevance to every local market you plan to attack. According to Fox Business , women-owned businesses have increased 68% since 1997, running more than 9.1

Franchises Finding International Niches

The Entrepreneurial Mind

Kentucky Fried Chicken first came to Vietnam in 1997 through the vision of Singapore entrepreneur and franchisee Tony Chew. Franchise success stories in ASEAN countries,” HSBC Global Connections, January 2, 2014,</. ENTREPRENEURIAL PROFILE : Tony Chew: KFC Vietnam. One of the more active regions for international franchising is Southeast Asia.

Why Now Is The Right Time For New Green Technology


It took a big advance in technology combined with rising gasoline prices to prepare consumers to finally accept hybrid power, and they did so with the 1997 arrival of the Toyota Prius — more than 100 years after the first electric car. The urgency of climate change concerns has triggered global actions to reduce CO2 emissions. by Barry Stiles , founder and CEO of TRUEGRID Pavers.

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The Longstanding Appeal Of Investing In Singapore’s Luxury Hotels


With just 103 rooms and 103 suites it is a fraction of the size of the Marina Bay Sands but its global notoriety made it an appealing opportunity for the Qatar Sovereign Wealth Fund who are said to have paid $275 million for the hotel back in 2010. Originally offices, and latterly a post office, in 1997 Sino Land spent S$300 million on converting it into a hotel and developing the adjacent commercial centre.

Sustaining Innovation vs. Disruptive Innovation


Innovation not only impacts global economies and business models, but the quality of life of people. Netflix launched in 1997 and its service wasn’t appealing to most of Blockbuster’s customers, who rented movies on impulse. “Innovation is widely regarded as the single most important ingredient in today’s economy ,” according to entrepreneur Faisal Hoque at Fast Company. Innovation has changed the way people live, work and do business.

Twice in a Lifetime

Austin Startup

In 1997 I founded an internet company named Perficient, and it went public in 1999. Today the company still uses the logo that my college roommate created, employs thousands of people globally, and has a market cap well over half a billion dollars. I’ve been a technologist since I first played with an Apple ][+ with a lower case chip. In the mid 1990s I knew that the internet was a game-changing technology.

Meet our Startup Chica Committee Members

Austin Startup

Paulina Cabrera, Operation Coordinator for Solar Winds and Latinitas Volunteer Paulina Cabrera Paulina Cabrera grew up in Arlington, TX, but had the wonderful experience of living in Neiva, Colombia from 1997 to 2000. Nereyda Esparza, Global Program Manager at Facebook Nereyda Esparza Nereyda Esparza’s passion is to improve people’s lives through learning and to mentor, coach and support young women’s careers?—?and

It’s Morning in Venture Capital

Both Sides of the Table

In 1997, the year the Kauffman Report begins its analysis; there were 70 million users online globally. billion, with 275 million in North America alone (source: Internet World Stats) and an astounding global penetration of 33% of the world’s population. There is no sector of the economy that isn’t being transformed by the online community that is now voraciously consuming media, applications, communications and buying global products.

Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Spotlight On IIT Kharagpur, India


Today's roundtable was jointly organized by the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (IIT KGP) and the 1M/1M program as part of the former's Global Entrepreneurship Summit organized by the student-run e-cell. My 1997 recruitment visit met with tepid response, with the student body largely interested in multinational placements at the time. Clearly, the solution offers some concrete value, and conceivably, OMS can look at the global market later on in their evolution.

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Why You Should Use Localisation in a Globalised World

The Startup Magazine

Sushi – a food that has reached its tentacles around the world and is now served in over 20,000 restaurants outside Japan, can be considered a truly successful global product. Localisation, or l10n, is the process of adapting a global product or content to a specific local market. But why is localisation so important in a world which is clearly becoming more global? A brand`s business can only expand globally if the product or service resonates with the customer locally.

[Review] Twitter Is Not A Strategy


A case in point is Apple, whose “Think Different” campaign in 1997 (see video below) served as a rallying call to those who shared the brand’s values. Globalism is the result, and not cause, of success. Global prominence is achieved when a brand can tap universal emotions transcending borders while expressing itself differently in each culture. How do we build strong brands in the digital age?

Finding the Next Steve Jobs

Growthink Blog

For in addition to bringing so much beauty and joy into the world and to creating one of the most admired and profitable companies of all time, Steve Jobs was one of the few leaders in this incredibly complex global business world of ours who really seemed to know what he was doing. Be confident and even arrogant enough to believe that you can play and win in big, global markets;, and #3. And oh yes, when Steve Jobs returned to Apple in 1997 its stock was trading at $3/share.

[Review] The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari


Although it was published way back in 1997, its lessons still ring true in this day and age, especially with its global uncertainties and the frantic pace of a continually connected existence. Part self help book, part fable, “ The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari: A Fable About Fulfilling Your Dreams & Reaching Your Destiny ” by leadership guru Robin Sharma is a slim volume that packs powerful life and leadership lessons in the form of a novel.

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Servant Leadership In Action


Covey, cofounder of CoveyLink and the FranklinCovey Global Speed of Trust Practice, author of “ The Speed of Trust “, and coauthor of “ Smart Trust “). When I think of servant leadership I think of Pat Summitt, my basketball coach at the University of Tennessee from 1997 to 2001.

Sustaining Innovation vs. Disruptive Innovation

The Startup Magazine

Innovation not only impacts global economies and business models, but the quality of life of people. Netflix launched in 1997 and its service wasn’t appealing to most of Blockbuster’s customers, who rented movies on impulse. “Innovation is widely regarded as the single most important ingredient in today’s economy,” according to entrepreneur Faisal Hoque at Fast Company. It has changed the way people live, work and do business.

Women Are Sharing What They Know — And Changing The World


In fact, according to American Express OPEN, between 1997 and 2014 the number of women-owned businesses in the U.S. We have the natural skills needed in a global economy that values collaboration and innovation. by Nancy D. O’Reilly, PsyD, author of “ Leading Women: 20 Influential Women Share Their Secrets to Leadership, Business, and Life “ For women, the picture has never been rosier. For one thing, we are making huge strides in the business world.

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Visit to Case Foundation and Startup America

David Teten

Michael Smith, leader of the Social Innovation team at the Case Foundation , introduced the Foundation as a non-profit started in 1997 by Steve Case (AOL co-founder) and his wife, Jean Case. Case Foundation didn’t have a website until 2005, although founded 1997. Network for Good, Global Giving, Mission Fish (behind ebay’s GivingWorks). On February 16, I visited Washington, DC, where I attended an HBS Club of DC lunch on the Case Foundation and Startup America.

A Conversation With John Bradberry, Author Of 6 Secrets To Startup Success (Part I)


Since 1997, he has led an independent consulting practice focused on helping businesses of all sizes elevate performance and achieve healthy growth. Plotting global domination before releasing his first product. John Bradberry, the author of “ 6 Secrets to Startup Success “, spent over twenty years as a business advisor and strategist, and has improved the performance of more than a thousand leaders and hundreds of teams.

Should You Serve Fair Trade Coffee?

Up and Running

In a global market where the buyers and sellers of coffee are often half a world away from those who grow and maintain the plants themselves, do you know what those worker’s lives are like? Certification began in 1997, as a concrete way to ensure that a fair trade certified (FTC) label on a product meant that a series of milestones had been met, and a socially conscious consumer could rest easy with their purchase.

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28 Entrepreneurs Explain Why They Started Their Business


Back in 1997, when I was a high school junior and my brother Evan was a freshman, we launched a local moving service called Meathead Movers. So I reached a point in my career as a CMO for global high tech companies where I wanted to make a change and start a company that would apply all the marketing lessons I had learned to helping small local businesses. I had seen enough of large global companies and envied the way they had established their presence and their brand.

What if it’s 1996, not 1999?

Seeing Both Sides

In 1997, a Charles River Ventures fund yielded a stunning 15x return, backing such superstars as Ciena, Vignette and Flycast. The average venture capital fund raised between 1995 and 1997 returned more than 50% per year. Thanks to recent decades of strong growth, the combination of China, India and Brazil have GDPs that are 4x the size and impact on the global economy as compared to the 1990s (see chart below).

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What Is It That You’re ALWAYS Selling? by Yaro Starak

It’s this article by Tom Peters I read way back in 1997 that shifted a paradigm in my business thinking, and got me working on a strategy to brand myself. “ The Brand Called You &# is a landmark article every entrepreneur must read, especially in today’s exciting, socially networked, globally accessible world powered by the Internet.

A dumb American’s perspective on investing in Southeast Asia


I’d be curious what other people in-region think about this (and keep in mind, I won’t be doing the investing there, Shiyan will be :) ): 1) There are opportunities galore People like to use chronological analogies, so if I had to do that here, I would put investment opportunities in SEA at around 1997. I think it’s great if startups have large ambitious of serving audiences globally, but it’s really important to tackle one market first well.

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A dumb American’s perspective on investing in Southeast Asia


I’d be curious what other people in-region think about this (and keep in mind, I won’t be doing the investing there, Shiyan will be :) ): 1) There are opportunities galore People like to use chronological analogies, so if I had to do that here, I would put investment opportunities in SEA at around 1997. I think it’s great if startups have large ambitious of serving audiences globally, but it’s really important to tackle one market first well.

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Inspiring Entrepreneurs: What Netflix CEO Reed Hastings has learned in his business career

The Next Web

When he founded Netflix as a DVD rental service in 1997, Hastings had already led one company, Pure Software, from its birth to an IPO. How can we optimize for global distribution. You need to produce your own content so you are in control globally. _. This post is brought to you by Lenovo Inspire Me. More info can be found at , where you can enter our competition to win the trip of a lifetime. _.

The Ultimate CEO Twitter List


FuelOnline : Fuel CEO Scott Levy has been working in social media and SEO since 1997. GaryStockman : Porter Novelli CEO Gary Stockman tweets about global communications and the interplay between people and technology. CEOs: they’re just like us! Well, maybe not just like us, but many of them do something that a lot of us also enjoy: they’re on Twitter.

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BitCoin will be made illegal, but cryptocash is here to stay

Diego Basch

Bitcoin is a P2P currency that could topple governments, destabilize economies and create uncontrollable global bazaars for contraband. It reminds me quite a bit of mp3 files in 1997, when they were just a novelty and record companies didn’t know what to make of them. In case you haven’t heard of BitCoin , it’s one of those concepts straight out of science fiction books from late last century.

5 Most Successful Products Ever and What Small Businesses Can Learn From Them

crowdSPRING Blog

Lipitor (1997). Japan – technical juggernaut and one of the most powerful economies around the globe – chose a video game hero to represent their culture on the global stage. Mario first jumped into the global spotlight in 1985. ” The Economist’s article How Super Mario became a global cultural icon reflects: The game took place under a clear blue sky at a time when most games were played on a space-y black background.

Building a Great Startup Board: Pt 1

Reid Hoffman

For example, in 1997, I had not realized that you need to invent and reinvent your go to market strategy together with your product idea. Obviously, both founders and investors prefer when one gifted leader can guide the company from garage to global titan.

The 10 Best Brick-And-Mortar Store Experiences


Build-A-Bear stores starting springing up in 1997 and have grown in popularity, with locations around the world today. Niketown is the retail name for global athletic brand Nike, and their stores have been popping up around the world since the first opened in 1990 in downtown Portland, Ore. Economists and business experts have long been predicting the demise of the brick-and-mortar store, as online businesses have begun to dominate sales in many areas of retail.

37 Entrepreneurs Explain Why They Started Their Businesses


Surfers alway want to know the waves conditions in real-time and they want to stay connected with their local and global community. After more than a year of growing the goFlow global surf community, we realized that this need to know the conditions in real time doesn’t only apply for surfers. The global community keeps on growing and we couldn’t be happier to help people connect with each other around their favorite activities and passions.

The pioneers of Silicon Valley’s fast culture on how to grow quickly, not recklessly

Reid Hoffman

And from a financial perspective, any investor would be better off buying stock in Amazon than buying and share of a corner bookshop; if you invested $100 in Amazon’s 1997 initial public offering (IPO), those shares would have been worth about $120,000 in 2018. O’Reilly’s article describes two businesses from his own career at O’Reilly—the Global Network Navigator (GNN) web portal, which he sold to AOL, and the Website web server, which eventually fell by the wayside.

Entrepreneur-Friendly Policies (Finally) Showing Promise - But Leadership Required

Seeing Both Sides

The Kauffman Foundation’s research on this matter is clear: from 1997 to 2005, job growth in the US was driven entirely by start-ups. Coming out of the recent economic crisis, there has been protectionist pressure that threatens to choke off the opportunity for small businesses to expand via global exports. The policy conversation regarding jobs and economic development is starting to show some promising signs, particularly in helping young companies flourish.

A Glimpse: My American Dream


At the Clinton Global Initiative last September, Pierre Omidyar, co-founder of eBay, announced a commitment from his philanthrocapitalist firm to invest millions of dollars in mobile applications and services, with a focus on developing markets globally.

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Lies Entrepreneurs Tell Themselves « Steve Blank

Steve Blank

Thank you, global meltdown! As you may remember, I was lucky enough to have recieved, at your hands, the beating I so richly deserved back in 1997 while at ONETOUCH Systems.

Be Careful What You Wish For…

Pascal's View

Again, the facts show that small growth company IPO’s can grow into global powerhouses– the IPOs of Applied Materials, Adobe , Dell , Intel , Symantec , BMC , Computer Associates , EA , EMC , Fiserv , Intuit , Net App , Oracle , Paychex , Western Digital , Xilinx , and Yahoo! capital markets for listed equities have been in systemic decline since 1997. Innovation is global, and risk capital is mobile.

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Fighting an Asymmetrical Cyber War– Why We Need to Take A Different Approach

Pascal's View

With 17% or less of the global semiconductor fabrication infrastructure physically in the U.S., CLARK, a retired four-star General, was Supreme Commander of NATO from 1997 to 2000, led the alliance of military forces in the 1999 Kosovo War, and is a Senior Fellow at the Ron Burkle Center for International Relations at UCLA.

More Signs of Trouble in the Innovation Ecosystem

Pascal's View

moderated at Stanford on March 18 th at ITSEF III , I pointed out that one developing impact of the global financial crisis that was not yet evident in the financial statistics would be accelerated declines in. major industry sector, marks the lowest venture investment level since 1997. mso-bidi-font-family:Arial">   mso-bidi-font-family:Arial"> The Q1 2009 venture capital investment statistics. are in, and they are down, BIG.   While.

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The Future of Television & The Digital Living Room

Both Sides of the Table

Attempts at “moving up the stack&# – In 1997 I led a project to help senior management at British Telecom define its Internet strategy. Fast forward nearly a decade and it was unsurprising to me to see the death grip that global mobile operators placed over the handsets. One of the things that has fascinated me over the past couple of years is the rise of global content and its ability to develop a “niche&# global audience that is relevant.

Business Week Report on “Radical Future of R&D” Misses Critical Capital Markets Link in Innovation Ecosystem

Pascal's View

The cover story of the September 7 issue of Business Week reports on the “ Radical Future of R&D “, focusing on the internationalization of research and development led by global corporations such as IBM and Hewlett Packard. The quarter, which saw double digit declines in every major industry sector, marks the lowest venture investment level since 1997.”