This month, we’ll be engaging in an open dialogue that asks the question, “What does social entrepreneurship look like within our global EO community and beyond?” Many of our members already have dedicated their personal and professional lives to social entrepreneurship, filling social and environmental needs around the world.
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Octane Results: Interview
After speaking at the most recent Inc. 5000 conference, Jessica Mah, an EO San Francisco member and CEO of InDinero, and Dan Price, an EO Seattle member and CEO of Gravity Payments, became fast friends. They recently sat down to interview one another and dive deeper into a few of their latest lessons learned in business and life.
DP: When did you know you were going to be on the cover of the magazine?
JM: “I didn’t fully understand that I was going to be on it until I saw the real copy in the Inc. office. They said, ‘You’ll be on the cover,’ but I thought it would be a tiny, half-inch photo. You’re thinking since it is the Inc. 500 list, they’re going to have 500 tiny photos of everyone on the cover, right?”
This interview was held for the purposes of publication in the March 2016 issue of Octane magazine.
An integral part of the entrepreneurial journey is knowing how to seal a business deal. Recognized as one of the best business school professors in the world, Deepak Malhotra is the Eli Goldston Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School and a workshop facilitator for EO. In this interview, Deepak shares insights from his book, “Negotiating the Impossible,” and expounds on how to position yourself for success.
This article was written for the March 2016 issue of Octane magazine.
Sometimes all it takes is a little spark to start a revolution. Just ask Stacey Brewer and Ryan Harrison, EO Johannesburg members who are redefining the educational ecosystem in South Africa. In this special feature, the co-founders of SPARK Schools discuss the state of education in their home country, the far-reaching value of their hybrid learning model and how, through entrepreneurship, they’re changing lives, one student at a time.
“What if we created a research lab and business incubator that took these people with learning differences and put [them] together? What if we gave them a place where they could figure out what their true passions were and then turn those passions into a livelihood? ” – Rick Fiery
This was the shared dream of Rick Fiery and Tom Bergeron, the co-founders of InventiveLabs, a multi-track research center that supports Inventives, people who have non-traditional learning styles and are looking to make their passions a reality. Rick narrated his journey to this collaboration in a recent TEDx talk, sharing stories of participants, how they’re embracing their unique creative processes and the difference they’re making in the world around them.