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January 26th, 2010    Subscribe to comments on this post

Feature Story Discussion: New You in a New Decade

Read the new feature story, New Year New Decade: Looking Forward, and share your thoughts here.


January 25th, 2010    Subscribe to comments on this post

Climbing The Green Ladder: The Power of Partnerships

“To become more sustainable, business needs the talent, passion and understanding of the social entrepreneur,” write sustainability experts Amy Fetzer and Shari Aaron, who also note that forward-thinking business leaders have already sat down with groups concerned about social and environmental issues.

The great news for executives is that “partnering with social entrepreneurs doesn’t just salve their conscience, it can help strengthen their business,” add Amy Fetzer and Shari Aaron as they showcase the collaboration between College Summit and Deloitte. An alternative to business-social venture partnerships is a hybrid business/social business model. Read and discuss these and other current issues on the Social Edge community.


January 20th, 2010    Subscribe to comments on this post

Call for Papers: Complexity, Systems Thinking, and Social Entrepreneurship

The second International Conference on Complexity, Systems Thinking, and Social Entrepreneurship:

  • Adelphi University, Garden City, New York
  • April 30 – May 2, 2010
  • Papers Due February 15, 2010.
  • Proposals for Panels or Symposia are due by: March 10, 2010
  • Visit here for more information on Call for Papers.
  • Read the book with papers from the 2008 conference.

Hope to see you at the conference.


January 14th, 2010    Subscribe to comments on this post

“The Art of Community”: Free Online

Jono Bacon, the community manager for Ubuntu, has just released his published book: The Art of Community for FREE, under a Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike Non-Commercial license (remixing allowed). Formats: PDF, Kindle, Nook, Twitter, Official Web site and the O'Reilly site.

Description: Online communities offer a wide range of opportunities today: whether you're supporting a cause, marketing a product or service, or developing open source software. The Art of Community will help you develop the broad range of talents you need to recruit members to your community, motivate and manage them, and help them become active participants.

Mr. Bacon offers a collection of experiences and observations from his decade-long involvement in building and managing communities, including his current position as manager for Ubuntu, arguably the largest community in open source software. You'll discover how a vibrant community can provide you with a reliable support network, a valuable source of new ideas, and a powerful marketing force.


January 12th, 2010    Subscribe to comments on this post

Ethics, Accountability and Transparency for Nonprofits

The new issue of the Mission-Based Management Newsletter is now online. This month's topic is: Ethics, Accountability and Transparency for Nonprofits. Click here for management tips and resources.


January 7th, 2010    Subscribe to comments on this post

Northwest Flight 253′s Lessons for Leaders

Read about Rosabeth Moss Kanter's thoughts about what we can learn from the recent lapse of security and how the lessons might apply to business on the ground.


January 4th, 2010    Subscribe to comments on this post

New Journal: Applied Research in Workplace E-learning

The inaugural issue of Impact: Journal of Applied Research in Workplace E-learning has now been published. The inaugural issue, the theme of which is "Current Issues and Future Directions in Workplace E-learning: Mapping the Research Landscape," contains 14 refereed articles written by authors from France, the UK, Ireland, the USA and Australia. The full text of all 14 articles is available to all those who register for a free account.

The publication frequency of Impact will increase to bi-annual in 2010, followed by quarterly in 2011 and subsequent years. Manuscript submissions are now being accepted via the online submission system for the first regular issue of the journal (Vol 2, No 1 – to be published in July 2010) – Please see the "About" section of the journal's Web site for information about the journal's focus and scope as well as detailed guidelines for authors.

The second issue of Impact in 2010 (Vol 2, No 2), which will be published in December, is intended to be a special, themed issue on the topic of e-learning evaluation and transfer. More details, including a formal Call for Papers, will be made available in early 2010. Meanwhile, expressions of interest can be sent to impactjournal@elnet.com.au.