The Many Angles

Many times the word “entrepreneur” is code for “jack-of-all-trades”. From setting up a wireless printer to editing financial models to navigating tax [...]

Behavior Change: the biggest challenge facing social entrepreneurs

Manufacturing solar powered lanterns? Easy. Developing a mobile wallet for farmers who don’t even have motorized vehicles? Simple. Turning human waste [...]

Remember to thank the trailblazers

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Social entrepreneurs are often trailblazers whether they like it or not. Seeking to fill a void in the business world opens up enough challenges, yet doing so [...]

Moving the needle ever so slightly

Much of what we talk about here at Rising Pyramid is the large scale change that is happening at the BoP with respect to sustainable and user-centric [...]

Sweetening the pot for entrepreneurs

One of the largest questions entering SOCAP this past week was how we can take the level of effort to the next level with regards to social [...]

The Window or the Mirror: Where do you look?

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In Good to Great by Jim Collins, the pattern of “the window and the mirror” is introduced when talking about the leaders of companies that made the leap [...]

Define Your Own Success

Here at Rising Pyramid, we have spent a lot of time discussing and advocating for the development and application of metrics. Many of the metrics revolve [...]

Celebrate our Failures

I read a line in a book recently that made me pause for a bit. “Anything worth doing is worth failing at.” I immediately began to think of [...]

Communication Is Key to Collective Impact

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I had the opportunity to do some community service this past week, in which our team was tasked with teaching a class of second graders about community and [...]

Why Mobile is Key to Development

Ineffective development and infrastructure growth plans have prevented Africa and much of the developing world from operating on a similar level to the [...]