The world is now gaga over the need for Social Enterprises and how impactful they are capable of becoming. People are increasingly looking for providing solutions to societal problems while at the same time ensuring a reasonable profit while doing so. Young people are looking to ‘private gains’ while seeking to do ‘public good’ too. While all this is admirable and very welcome, we must also understand and appreciate that such enterprises have to be embedded with the value structure that makes them really ‘valuable’ to society. And these values have to be driven by the people founding and leading such enterprises. Listen to this talk that I gave to young social entrepreneurs a few weeks ago.
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It has been nearly a year since I wrote anything either on this blog or in the newspapers that I usually write columns for. The energy to write was there, but my intent never did translate into anything concrete. But yesterday changed all this and I want to share the special fodder that my inner self got. It was after a long time I went visiting to Hosahalli to stay there for the night. Enroute, I had a stop over at our Saragur hospital where I found Devi standing by the hospital entrance. She looked aged and her face showed
There is so much interest amongst the younger generation in India for public policy. I have been involved in running workshops and teaching seminars across the country for more than a decade now and i find the interest only increasing. Prestigious schools like IIMs, National Law Schools and IITs too have joined this club and it augurs well to learn of the setting up of several policy schools across the country. While the quality of faculty in several of them are yet to be of the required standard, one feels happy that this growing interest is being met through formal