This post was written by second year Duke MBA, Julia Houlihan. Julia’s post originally appeared on Fuqua’s “Daytime MBA Student Blog” which has lots of great posts about the Daytime MBA experience from the student perspective.
In the past few weeks, we’ve received email reminders about graduation requirements to make sure everyone’s on track to walk across that stage and shake Dean Boulding’s hand in May. These emails have caused me to reflect a bit on the requirements I had when choosing an MBA program. Principle among these: I wanted to attend a business school that was serious about preparing leaders to make an impact in the social sector, and I wanted to find peers who were similarly striving to use their MBAs to find solutions to some of the world’s most pressing problems.
I was drawn to Fuqua because it houses the well-recognized Center for Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE). To me, the presence of CASE promised that I would learn about the intersection of social impact and business from scholars and practitioners, and find other students searching for the same experience. I am happy to report that my expectations were exceeded.
For me, much of business school has consisted of: courses, practicums, clubs, and the search for a fulfilling career. I have incorporated my interest in social impact into each one of these areas. Continue reading
Professor Cathy Clark gave this TED-style talk as part of CASE’s 10th anniversary celebration in December 2012. To read more posts on CASE’s anniversary celebration, click here!
How do social entrepreneurship and impact investing interrelate? And what does that have to do with Sesame Street?
At CASE’s 10 Year Anniversary Celebration, Professor Cathy Clark used the example of Sesame Street to articulate a formula for social change and show the trends in each area:
Capital + Ideas + People + Timing = Social Change
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Dr. Krishna Udayakumar gave this TED-style talk as part of CASE’s 10th anniversary celebration in December 2012. To read more posts on CASE’s anniversary celebration, click here!
“If you are born in some places in sub-saharan Africa, you can expect to live less than half as long as someone who is born in Western Europe.”
That is how Dr. Krishna Udayakumar – a Fuqua alum and current head of Global Innovation at Duke Medicine – began his talk at the CASE 10 Year Anniversary Celebration. He went on to describe the “iron triangle” in global health – the 3 pronged challenges of:
- access to care,
- quality, and
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Professor Greg Dees gave this TED-style talk as part of CASE’s 10th anniversary celebration in December 2012. To read more posts on CASE’s anniversary celebration, click here!
Why should we care about social entrepreneurship? Why does it matter?
According to CASE Founder Greg Dees, it is not just about making money while doing good. Nor is it just about helping nonprofits be more business-like. “It’s a matter of survival” and we must create an open-solution society that uses all of its talents and assets to solve social problems in creative ways.
Dees’s premise is that we live in an adaptive society – one in which we must adjust and change over time in order to be successful. And he believes that social entrepreneurs are critical to this concept. They represent the many people on the ground finding creative, alternative ways to solve problems, creating new ventures, experimenting with new solutions and adapting to what works and what doesn’t.
But here’s the rub … Continue reading
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10 years. Time sure does fly!
Our CASE team still cannot believe that it has been 10 years of social impact and innovation here at Duke! So many great memories and we really enjoyed celebrating them all at our 10 Year Anniversary Celebration this past December.
Over the next few days, we’ll be posting the videos from the TED-style talks here on the blog. First up, we wanted to celebrate a few of the accomplishments of CASE and what better way than to hear Matt Nash run through his “Top 10″ David Letterman style (including embarrassing pictures of the CASE team!).
See video below for the full list including such accomplishments as… Continue reading