EYEWITNESSES AT KENYAN MALL ATTACK: “I WAS SURE THEY WERE GOING TO COME IN AT ANY MOMENT.”

By on September 24, 2013 in QUARTZ, WRITING

QUartz / september 22, 2013 NAIROBI—A rumor was spreading that the shooters would spare the lives of Muslims. Eran Ochayon, like most people at the mall, wasn’t Muslim. His friend, hiding elsewhere in the complex, sent him a text message. It was the shahada, an Islamic creed typically recited at daily prayers. Ochayon, a Jewish businessman from Israel, scrawled […]

SOMETHING REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS CAN AGREE ON: SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP

By on April 17, 2012 in WRITING

STANFORD SOCIAL INNOVATION REVIEW / APRIL 17, 2012 As the social entrepreneurship movement gains momentum in the United States, many are asking whether public policy can support and promote these social entrepreneurs. Social entrepreneurship—market-based solutions to social and environmental problems—is one of those rare issues that plays well across both sides of the aisle. Liberals […]

NEW LEGAL STRUCTURES FOR ‘SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS’

By on December 11, 2011 in WRITING

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL / DECEMBER 12, 2011 You may have noticed the emerging class of “social entrepreneurs” who are creating companies that seek profit but also are devoted to a social purpose, to create long term, sustainable value. Social entrepreneurs believe a business can be a part of the solution to some of the world’s […]

ADAM SMITH WAS NOT A SCHIZOPHRENIC

By on December 1, 2011 in WRITING

HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW / DECEMBER 1, 2011 Despite the recent crackdowns in New York and Los Angeles, it’s not surprising that the Occupy Wall Street movement has exploded into 900 chapters. The Occupy movement — as well as The Tea Party — are both “mad as hell” about the current state of affairs. Both sides […]

TOP FOUR STARTUPS AT SUMMIT SERIES

By on April 25, 2011 in WRITING

HUFFINGTON POST / JUNE 25, 2011 It’s been called “The Next TED” and “Davos for Generation Y.” President Bill Clinton has called it “A gift to the United States and the world.” But, honestly, the only way to describe the Summit Series is… Epic. Summit Series engages the world’s most dynamic dreamers and doers through […]

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