Archive: Nonprofit leadership
The prevailing wisdom these days is that survival of the fittest should take its course, the only problem being that the fittest may not be the most valuable.
By Paul Light | March 10, 2011; 09:59 AM ET | Comments (5)
Gates is right to set an audacious goal and take it to the finish line. In doing so, he has decided to convert what many see as an intractable problem into one that is solvable.
By Paul Light | February 4, 2011; 11:30 AM ET | Comments (70)
Social entrepreneurs have never been in greater demand as the world grinds on with tired solutions to seemingly intractable problems such as hunger, poverty, war, inequality, and disease. In theory, social entrepreneurs bring new combinations of ideas for challenging the prevailing wisdom that these problems are intractable at all. There is no doubt that social entrepreneurs exist, nor any doubt that they are changing the world. Unfortunately, here is an emerging portrait of social entrepreneurs as just plain crazy, or at least "crazy enough" to think their idea might work. It is just plain wrong, even a bit crazy itself.
By Paul Light | October 13, 2010; 09:38 AM ET | Comments (5)