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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.

Les managers enfilent des rangers

Décider dans l'incertitude. Agir dans l'adversité". Arnaud Rouget et Frédéric Lassali ont un an pour faire leurs ces trois dogmes. 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.

Why Innovators Love Constraints - Whitney Johnson

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. 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.

Les différences psychologiques entre hommes et femmes ne seraient pas évidentes

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. 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.

L'"empowerment", nouvel horizon de la politique de la ville

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.

Tim Lehmann: Rebels Without a Cause? Beyond Heroic Social Entrepreneurship in Davos

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. 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.

Chuck Cohn: Million Dollar Ideas Make Money and Create Jobs Too

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. " La "boîte à idées" sur la refondation de l'école attend sa déclinaison politique.

What Kind of Misfit Are You? - Umair Haque. Moving Around Without Losing Your Roots - Gianpiero Petriglieri. Big questions always strike unexpectedly, when our guard is down.

Moving Around Without Losing Your Roots - Gianpiero Petriglieri

Docs/publications-docs/NetImpact_WhatWorkersWant2012.pdf. Not Everyone Should Be a Social Entrepreneur - Lara Galinsky. “I want to be a social entrepreneur.”

Not Everyone Should Be a Social Entrepreneur - Lara Galinsky

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. 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.

Breaking Through Social Entrepreneurship's Star System - Erica Williams

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. The Rise of Coworking Office Spaces - Anne Kreamer. Blavatnik School of Government opens for study.

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Blavatnik School of Government opens for study

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.

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. 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. 32 Innovations That Will Change Your Tomorrow - Interactive Feature. Electric Clothes Physicists at Wake Forest University have developed a fabric that doubles as a spare outlet. 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.

M le magazine du Monde | • Mis à jour le | Par Guillemette Faure. Illustrations : Le Creative Sweatshop PAS UN ORDINATEUR, pas une télé, pas le moindre petit ou grand écran à la Waldorf School of the Peninsula. En revanche, on a trouvé un four à pain dans le jardin, que les petites classes utilisent chaque semaine, des chaussettes faites main – les cours de tricot, pour filles comme pour garçons, commencent en CP –, des tableaux noirs et des craies de couleur. Mais on n'a pas vu les machines à coudre, sur un autre site, celui du collège, avec lesquelles les sixièmes se sont fait des pyjamas. Cette école privée – environ 20 000 dollars de frais de scolarité annuels – de la Silicon Valley recommande aux parents de limiter l'exposition aux écrans jusqu'à l'équivalent de la sixième et n'introduit l'outil informatique qu'en quatrième.

Installé aux Etats-Unis depuis 1987, Pierre Laurent est l'un de ces parents. C'EST DÉJÀ LE CAS. Sally Osberg: Social Entrepreneurs "Refreshingly Uncynical" Just as I was coming up for air after our ninth Skoll World Forum, held each spring in the U.K. at Oxford University, David Brooks' New York Times column on social entrepreneurs hit my desk. Talk about timing! For starters, Mr. Brooks cites coffee shops, universities and "a certain sort of conference" as fertile ground for bumping into "some of these wonderful young people who are doing good.

" Big note to self: be sure to invite him to the Forum next year. Are Women Better Leaders than Men? - Jack Zenger and Joseph Folkman. By Jack Zenger and Joseph Folkman | 10:14 AM March 15, 2012 We’ve all heard the claims, the theories, and the speculation about the ways leadership styles vary between women and men. Thane Kreiner: The Next Wave of Successful Social Entrepreneurs. The 2012 Global Social Benefit Incubator (GSBI) cohort was announced on Wednesday, April 18.

Cultivating Empathy. ‘‘The ability to identify with another person’s feelings.’’ That is how Mary Gordon’s organization, Roots of Empathy, defines the elemental but elusive human quality that gives the group its name. Sam Spade at Starbucks. 150 Women Who Shake the World.