Entries by Skoll Centre

Inspiration, Instigation, Imagination

Another Skoll World Forum has come to an end.  Looking around the business school on Monday, you’d have no sense of what descended upon it a mere few days earlier.  Delegates are gone,  corridors are cleared, Forum posters stripped down, students long departed for spring break. So when all is gone, what lingers? Perhaps the […]

7 things I learned at Day 1 of the Skoll World Forum

1. Don’t over-think, just write.  This was tip number one at today’s blogger meet-up – so I’m embracing this philosophy to hack out a quick post before the evening events at the Skoll World Forum continue.  The Forum bloggers had a chance to meet, share top tips, and remind one other of our important role […]

It’s not every day an Archbishop says grace before dinner

Day 2 of the Skollar Summit is kicking off downstairs as we speak, and Skoll World Forum delegates are starting to roll in.  Before we dive into the excitement of the Forum, we’d be remiss not to recognize the incredible dinner hosted by our friends at the Skoll Foundation last evening at Christ Church. (Think […]

Reunited and it feels so good

A lively day here at Oxford SBS for the Annual Skollar Summit! This annual gathering brings together the Skoll Skollars of years past – social entrepreneurs who were selected and funded to spend a year with the Skoll Centre studying for their MBA.  Now in it’s 7th year, the Skollar’s programme consists of 35 entrepreneurial […]

A Sneak Peek at Skoll World Forum 2011

We’re a few days to go until the 8th Skoll World Forum – and are deep in the throes of preparing for hundreds of social entrepreneurs from around the world to descend on our small city of Oxford, troche UK. Over the three days of the Forum, try we’ve packed in a stunning amount of content, […]

Who is your client?

Last week, I gave a speech to over 500 students at Cambridge University. I was there to speak on how we can radically re-think business models for sustainability in the 21st century.  We had a great debate, and I challenged the audience to think about the triggers needed to transform markets so that they are […]