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Skoll World Forum 2017 Reflection: Global Health, from Innovation to Implementation
Ruth Norris - Resources Legacy Fund , April 27, 2017
"Global health is a marathon, not a sprint."  -- Barbara Bush, Global Health Corps The race often starts with great excitement over big breakthroughs: new vaccines and treatments, new technologies…
Anatomy Of A Tiger: With all Eyes on Myanmar, See How Land Reform Shaped Asia's Tiger Economies
Roy Prosterman - Landesa , April 17, 2017
Asia’s Tigers, the collection of booming economies that emerged in the East following World War II, are often hailed as economic miracles. There was, though, no “secret sauce” behind that sustained…
Skoll World Forum 2017 Reflection: Civil Society Under Fire
Ruth Norris - Resources Legacy Fund , April 13, 2017
In the past five years, 70 countries have passed restrictive laws controlling civil society organizations, with more than half of them restricting foreign funding. There is a crisis of effectiveness…
A 360° VR Experience: 2017 Skoll Awardees for Social Entrepreneurship
April 4, 2017
These four short films situate you right in the center of the landscape where each of our 2017 Skoll Awardees make lasting impact on the world’s most pressing problems: Nepal…
Creating Common Ground in an Era of Division
Sally Osberg - , March 15, 2017
On January 21st, my daughter and I joined the sea of citizens marching in solidarity down Independence Avenue in Washington, D.C. Humanity in all colors, ages, and genders jostled along,…
When Crisis Strikes a Skoll World Forum
Zachary Slobig - Skoll Foundation , March 6, 2017
On an unusually mild Sunday in mid-April of 2010, June Cohen stood on a London stage and welcomed a disoriented crowd. “How many of you are stranded here?” she asked.…
Behind the Scenes of Skoll World Forum Programming: Q&A with Jessica Fleuti
Curating the programming of the annual Skoll World Forum is a monumental undertaking. Planning for the next year begins soon after the delegates leave Oxford, and often is ongoing right…
Skoll World Forum 2017: A Bigger Tent
Sarah Zak Borgman - Skoll Foundation , February 16, 2017
When people come to the Skoll World Forum for the first time, there’s often a moment when something clicks, and they say, “I’ve finally found my tribe.” To share a…
Survey of Social Entrepreneurship Community Reveals Emerging Trends
Jessica Fleuti - Skoll Foundation , February 1, 2017
Last summer, the Skoll Foundation surveyed our Board, partners, and Awardees about trends and issues influencing the work of social entrepreneurs and other change agents. As a curator of the…
Getting Beyond Better Syllabus: Being a Social Entrepreneur Is a Way of Seeing and Being in the World
Sally Osberg - , Roger Martin - Martin Prosperity Institute , December 5, 2016
Since the 1990s, demand from students for social entrepreneurship courses has mushroomed. Why? Because as the world started to realize that social progress is essential to the wellbeing of individuals,…
Teaching the Thinking of Social Entrepreneurship: How We Designed the Getting Beyond Better Syllabus
Nogah Kornberg - Joseph Rotman School of Management , December 5, 2016
Just over a year ago, Sally Osberg and Roger Martin asked if I would help them design a post-secondary course syllabus to accompany their book Getting Beyond Better: How Social…
FREE chapter: Introduction to Getting Beyond Better
October 12, 2016
What do Andrew Carnegie, steel magnate and one of America's first philanthropists, and Vicky Colbert, founder of Escuela Nueva, have in common? Check out the free Introduction of Getting Beyond…
Lessons in "Leading Through Adversity" from the Skoll World Forum
Pat Mitchell - Pat Mitchell Media , June 11, 2016
This is part of a series of articles about the 2016 Skoll World Forum, which took place April 13-15 in Oxford, England. In April, I had the privilege of moderating…
2016 Skoll World Forum Highlights
May 9, 2016
More than 1,000 social change agents converged on Oxford, England, to explore fierce compassion as a driver of social progress at the 2016 Skoll World Forum. Here are some highlights…
Course Syllabus based on Getting Beyond Better
January 4, 2016
Released in October 2015, Roger L. Martin and Sally R. Osberg's Getting Beyond Better: How Social Entrepreneurship Works explores how social entrepreneurs transform society. This free syllabus uses Getting Beyond…
Conversations about Getting Beyond Better
November 25, 2015
With the launch of Getting Beyond Better: How Social Entrepreneurship Works, co-authors Sally Osberg and Roger Martin led a number of lively discussions on the road about how social entrepreneurs…
Getting Beyond Better: How 
Social Entrepreneurship Works
Roger Martin - Martin Prosperity Institute , Sally Osberg - , October 1, 2015
Who drives transformation in society? How do they do it? In this compelling book, Roger Martin and Sally Osberg describe how social entrepreneurs target systems 
that exist in a stable…
Q&A with Sally Osberg & Roger Martin
September 29, 2015
JEFF KEHOE, SENIOR EDITOR AT HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW PRESS, spoke with co-authors Sally Osberg and Roger Martin about their new book, Getting Beyond Better, during the 2015 Skoll World Forum.…
Shifting an Equilibrium
September 28, 2015
A system is in equilibrium when it is balanced and stable. Such systems tend to be pervasive, self-reinforcing, and persistent, even if they are not reasonable, just, or fair. As…
Song, Laughter and Art at the Skoll World Forum Closing Plenary
Sally Kassab - Skoll Foundation , April 18, 2015
We sang. We saw images of war. We saw beautiful art that inspired a little boy who eventually became president of a large foundation. We heard a musician from Mozambique…
Skoll Awards Ceremony 2015 Highlights
Skoll Foundation - , April 17, 2015
There is no better way to open an Awards Ceremony than with the Soweto Gospel Choir dancing down the aisles. So began the 2015 Skoll Awards Ceremony. Yesterday, Skoll Foundation…