S&C in the classroom at USF

Refilling my coffee mug on the way to the historic Folgers Building on 101 Howard Street in downtown San Francisco, I prepare to lead the next three hours of my graduate school class about management consulting. Through a mixture of field work, lectures, and readings, I try to recreate...

S&C at Social Venture Network’s Spring Conference

Where on earth can you sing New England sea shanties with a Grammy winner, shake hands with a Wikipedia-worthy civil rights leader, mingle with the founding mothers and fathers of social enterprise, flex your intellect for new ways to solve the world’s biggest problems….  oh, and party ‘til dawn?...

Shock. Squalor. Solutions

I’ve been working in some of the worst slums in the world on and off for a couple of decades, so when James Schaffer and I visited two trailer settlements in Southern California’s Coachella Valley last week, I did not expect to be horrified. It turns out my nonchalance...