Quatre nouveaux outils pour financer les entreprises sociales. Les managers enfilent des rangers. M le magazine du Monde | • Mis à jour le | Par Louise Couvelaire DISCERNER DANS LA COMPLEXITÉ. Décider dans l'incertitude. Agir dans l'adversité". Arnaud Rouget et Frédéric Lassali ont un an pour faire leurs ces trois dogmes. Habitués aux salles de classe douillettes et aux professeurs en complet-cravate, ces deux étudiants de la prestigieuse école de commerce Essec ont choisi, le temps d'une année, de troquer jeans et baskets pour un treillis et des rangers. HEC, Sciences Po, ENA, EM Lyon Business School, université Panthéon-Assas (Paris-II)... les grandes écoles sont de plus en plus nombreuses à proposer une formation chez les militaires, que ce soit pour une semaine, quinze jours ou quelques mois.
REFROIDIS PAR LES DÉRAPAGES DE LEURS PRÉDÉCESSEURS, ils cherchent une autre façon de faire. En deux ans, près de 5 000 cadres ont été accueillis à Saint-Cyr pour une formation de quelques jours. Why Innovators Love Constraints - Whitney Johnson. By Whitney Johnson | 12:00 PM February 4, 2013 While dreaming and disrupting has unfettered me in many ways, it has shackled me in others.
One of the most unexpected was losing a part of my identity. Once the rush of leaving a name-brand corporation wore off, it began to seep in that I could no longer call someone and say “Whitney Johnson, Merrill Lynch.” It was just Whitney Johnson. I also became reacquainted with the immediate concern of putting food on the table whilst on an entrepreneurial thrill ride to zero cash flow. There’s a good dose of cosmic payback in all this. Fewer resources produce proximity; proximity drives innovation. Workplace proximity can be equally productive. A sense of collaboration and immediacy often happens as people who are cash poor or without needed resources (e.g. young professional, entrepreneur, non-profit), are required to barter, to figure out what they have to bring to the table. Constraints lead to faster feedback. Les différences psychologiques entre hommes et femmes ne seraient pas évidentes. GENRE - La science apporte enfin une preuve pour étayer ce que nous savions déjà: toute cette histoire selon laquelle "les hommes viennent de Mars, les femmes de Vénus" est fausse.
D’après une nouvelle étude de l’Université de Rochester, hommes et femmes ne possèderaient effectivement pas de caractéristiques psychologiques si distinctes que ça. Au travers de cette étude, les chercheurs Harry Reis, professeur de psychologie à l’Université de Rochester, et Bobbi Carothers, analyste de données au Center for Public Health System Science à l’Université de Washington, sont arrivés à la conclusion que les attributs que nous associons traditionnellement avec un genre ou l’autre existent en fait dans l’un comme l’autre. » Harry Reis explique (en anglais) sa théorie dans la vidéo ci-dessous: "Ce n’est pas l’idée d’une différence fondamentale entre les genres qui est remise en question mais plutôt le fait d’imaginer que le genre formate nécessairement et invariablement un individu", assurent-ils.
L'"empowerment", nouvel horizon de la politique de la ville. Le ministre François Lamy s'est emparé de ce concept venu des Etats-Unis qui vise à redonner aux habitants des cités populaires une capacité à agir. LE MONDE | • Mis à jour le | Par Sylvia Zappi C'est le nouveau mot à la mode dans les cercles de la politique de la ville. Empowerment. Depuis quelques mois, travailleurs sociaux, associatifs, professionnels de la politique de la ville, élus, ne jurent plus que par ce terme venu d'outre-Atlantique. Le ministre de la ville François Lamy s'en est emparé en nommant à la coprésidence d'une mission sur la participation des habitants la sociologue Marie-Hélène Bacqué, spécialiste de l' "empowerment".
Conscient que sa concertation sur la réforme de la géographie prioritaire ou l'installation de nouveaux contrats de ville ne suffiraient pas à redonner du souffle à une politique de la ville en bout de course, le ministre a décidé d'intégrer ce nouvel outil et ainsi d'afficher une politique de gauche qui ne coûte pas très cher. Tim Lehmann: Rebels Without a Cause? Beyond Heroic Social Entrepreneurship in Davos. The grand narrative of social entrepreneurship is everywhere: heroic individuals build innovative solutions to transform the texture of the world's social fabric. What have we learned in a decade of emergent debate on the topic? What are the effects of a topic nobody, be it policy makers, professors, students, or parents, can avoid touching upon one way or another?
A decade ago the topic was eclectically discussed, infusing small circles of dispersed professional communities such as development experts, nonprofit managers, and small elites of foundation visionaries and its beneficiaries. Today professional communities, career trajectories, and financial and political resources navigate around the topic. Social entrepreneurship diffused through a multiplicity of linguistic labels. The innocence of social entrepreneurship, however, is over. Those most affected by its signaling is the next generation. Chuck Cohn: Million Dollar Ideas Make Money and Create Jobs Too. My wife recently started an MBA program and at least half of her classmates are considering the entrepreneurship track over the mainstays of finance, accounting, and marketing. Excited by the Facebooks of the world, they all want to break free, be creative, solve problems, and work for themselves.
One problem: they have no concrete ideas for a business. Most will likely eventually choose the lower-risk platforms over entrepreneurship specifically because they don't have a big, game changing idea. Tech blogs and venture capitalists dominate the entrepreneurship conversation and espouse advice like "only focus on $1 billion+ markets" and "ideas aren't worth pursuing if they aren't highly unique and revolutionary. " The mindset of only encouraging aspiring entrepreneurs to go after massive problems is harmful to our economy because so many them, who could address problems and create jobs, are sidelined out of concern that their idea won't be a big enough opportunity. La "boîte à idées" sur la refondation de l'école attend sa déclinaison politique. What Kind of Misfit Are You? - Umair Haque. By Umair Haque | 9:43 AM August 4, 2011 Here’s a confession that may surprise no one who regularly reads this blog: I’m a misfit.
And I always have been. And having spent a few decades on this planet as a slightly octagonal peg facing an endless vista of square, machine-made holes, I’ve developed a hypothesis about achievement. It’s this: great accomplishment usually takes the impertinence not to fit into the suffocating status quo. Consider the following. Steve Jobs is a misfit — an unashamedly unbuttoned creative in a role usually reserved for the most robotically droidly of beancounters. It’s not that every misfit accomplishes something fundamentally unexpectedly awesome (for example, yours truly). So here’s my question: what kind of misfit are you? I’d bet there’s a misfit just itching to be released inside each and every one of us. Moving Around Without Losing Your Roots - Gianpiero Petriglieri. Big questions always strike unexpectedly, when our guard is down. I was watching my toddlers splash in the pool last summer when a fellow dad plunged me into revisiting the meaning of home in a globalized world.
He didn’t mean to. He just asked where we were from. “We live in Boston,” I started, “but we’re from Europe. I learned the name of his hometown, where he owned a business, and prepared myself to tack towards our common ground next — the children’s age, the local weather, the economic climate. “Where from in Europe?” Fair enough, it’s a diverse continent. “I am from Italy, my wife is British, and we live in France. “Did you meet her in France?” I felt the impulse to lie and get it over with. “We met in Switzerland when I worked there.” I didn’t just hail from a different place. Those conversations always make me pause. For many years now, I have spent my days in circles where careers and families like mine are the norm. I think of them as a peculiar tribe. Docs/publications-docs/NetImpact_WhatWorkersWant2012.pdf. Not Everyone Should Be a Social Entrepreneur - Lara Galinsky. “I want to be a social entrepreneur.” I hear it nearly every day. Not just from those applying for Echoing Green’s social entrepreneurship fellowship, but from high school students, college students, and young professionals.
They excitedly tell me that they want to launch organizations to improve education in Africa, to better the livelihood of women in inner city Chicago, or solve any number of other big problems. It’s clear that this field has captured the imagination of the Millennial generation. From Babson to Berkeley, students today can take a variety of courses on social entrepreneurship, minor in the subject, and will soon be able to major in it. Today, more than 30 business schools offer substantive programs at the graduate level, when just a few years ago such a thing was unheard of.
You would think as someone who works in an organization that promotes the social entrepreneurship movement, I would be happy about this explosion in popularity. But I am getting ahead of myself. Breaking Through Social Entrepreneurship's Star System - Erica Williams. By Erica Williams | 12:00 PM September 5, 2012 Social entrepreneurship has been always both a gift and curse for me, a Millennial in the social change sector.
Echoing Green’s Lara Galinsky was right in her HBR piece: “Not Everyone Should Be a Social Entrepreneur”. In recent years, amazing programs like hers (Echoing Green provides seed funding and technical assistance to emerging social entrepreneurs) have made social entrepreneurs the entrepreneurship sector’s new “it kids.” And that elevation, while arguably warranted, is not without its dangers. Like Galinsky, I worry that many in my generation have taken to a trendy career option to the detriment of other roles that may not be as “sexy” or command as many magazine covers, but are critical for long-term social impact. But I have other concerns. I worry that with the promotion of stars, one begins to see a star profile emerge; a narrative that dictates what a social entrepreneur looks like and what experiences will lead to success.
The Rise of Coworking Office Spaces - Anne Kreamer. Blavatnik School of Government opens for study. Policy 20 Sep 12 Some of the first group of students at the School (Toby Whiting) Oxford University’s Blavatnik School of Government welcomes its first ever class of future leaders today, marking the historic beginning of Europe’s first major school of government. Coming from 17 different countries, from Afghanistan to Yemen, the group of exceptional scholars will pursue a one-year Master’s in Public Policy with a uniquely international and interdisciplinary approach, drawing on Oxford University’s strengths in science, medicine, the humanities, economics and politics. The Blavatnik School of Government was founded thanks to a £75m donation from US industrialist Len Blavatnik, one of the biggest gifts in Oxford University’s history. The first group of scholars is diverse, covering doctors and journalists as well as those who have worked in government, law and development. The School’s aim is to develop the world’s future leaders in both the private and public sectors.
Credit: John Cairns. Morning Advantage: A Serious Attempt at "Pay What You Want" - Dana Rousmaniere. By Dana Rousmaniere | 7:07 AM September 11, 2012 North American restaurant chain Panera Bread is experimenting with a nonprofit variation, where the company donates a number of existing stores to its "Panera Cares" foundation. At these locations, any money made goes first to fund operations, and additional profits go to local charities. Niala Boodhoo at NPR reports that the main operational difference between the "Panera Cares" stores and the for-profit Panera stores is that there’s a donation box where the cash registers would be, and customers are asked to pay what they can. While Panera doesn’t track the donations exactly, Ron Shaich, the president of the foundation, says that about 60% of Panera Cares customers donate the suggested amount; about 20% give more than what’s suggested; and the rest pay less or nothing at all.
Does it make good business sense? So far, Panera says that the nonprofit cafés are paying for themselves. World Trade Center Status, 11 Years Later (NBC) How to Take a Social Venture to Scale - Paul Bloom. By Paul Bloom | 8:30 AM June 18, 2012 For a social entrepreneur with an innovative solution, the holy grail is scaling it—that is, taking it to a level where the new approach operates efficiently and effectively to achieve significant mitigation of a social problem. Indeed, many are under real pressure to scale as their supporters, not unlike investors in commercial ventures, clamor for higher social returns on their investments. But for every Habitat for Humanity, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, and Teach for America that has managed to scale, there are thousands that have stagnated or failed.
For the past several years, I have been studying the successful scalers to discover how they made the leap from local to large-scale impact. The answer isn’t as simple as we might wish: their leaders have pursued a variety of strategies, and there is no single “best practice” formula for scaling a social venture. Staffing. Communicating. Alliance-Building. Lobbying. Earnings Generation. Européennes, diplômées et femmes au foyer. The Joy of Quiet. Freedom key to workplace of the future. Could this type of office be a thing of the past? Future offices spaces could be like mobile meeting places where workers gather. As workers gain more freedom, the line between self-employed and employed will become blurredThe concept of the full time job may be the first thing to goThe changing workforce may also shift global power centers to the developing countries (CNN) -- The world's workforce is undergoing a revolution which will change the way we think about employment, office spaces and hierarchy - and may also shift global power centers to the developing countries, experts say.
As workers gain more freedom over when and where they work, the line between self-employed and employed will become increasingly blurred. Office spaces will become more like meeting places where mobile workers occasionally gather, and senior leaders will come out of their offices to engage more closely with workers. The need to stay relevant is emphasized by the changes taking place in corporations. Ben Bowler: The Next Revolution is Spiritual. Last week I had the great pleasure of attending the ISEP (INSEAD Social Enterprise Program) international conference and alumni reunion in Jakarta and Bali in Indonesia. The event brings together prominent social entrepreneurs from around the world to share and connect with each while learning about the latest innovations and academic developments in the relatively new and volatile field of social enterprise. Great work is being done and solutions are being wrought out in the fields of poverty alleviation, environmental protection, intercultural cohesion and a host of other neglected areas.
Rubbing shoulders with such remarkable people on the beaches of Bali, it's hard not to feel upbeat about the future. In fact the entire experience has left me feeling that the next big revolution could well be spiritual. The theme of the conference was "Social Economy 4.0", a reference to the influential book Capitalism 4.0 by British Economist Anatole Kaletsky. So what would it look like? 32 Innovations That Will Change Your Tomorrow - Interactive Feature. David C. Hodgson: Social Entrepreneurship Soars as a Career Choice: Finding meaning in work and life.
Et si la France était en avance sur la nouvelle économie durable ? Ces branchés qui débranchent. Sally Osberg: Social Entrepreneurs "Refreshingly Uncynical" -- But Not at All Delusional. Are Women Better Leaders than Men? - Jack Zenger and Joseph Folkman. Thane Kreiner: The Next Wave of Successful Social Entrepreneurs. Cultivating Empathy. Sam Spade at Starbucks. 150 Women Who Shake the World.