The Many Angles

vidrio-en-la-arquitectura-10 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 code, entrepreneurs have to do it all at one point in time or another. [...]

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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 from “Good” to [...]

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 around the concept [...]

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 organizations like [...]

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 developed world. Yet [...]

Imagination is More Important than Knowledge

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This is quite the interesting quote, especially considering the person who coined it. Albert Einstein, one of the most intelligent people to walk this earth, believed that our [...]

The Bottom of the Pyramid is constantly changing

“The two hardest things in life to deal with are success and failure.” - Author Unknown I ended my last post mentioning a way Social Entrepreneurship can continue [...]

An Introductory Glance at International Cause Marketing

Today’s guest post is by Sara Beth Farney who founded CreateACTivity, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing funding for the facial reconstructions of children [...]

Nonstandard Marketing at the BoP

As many companies either contemplate an entrance into the Bottom of the Pyramid (BoP) market or with prior experience know: you must throw out many of your previous business [...]

Definitions of a Social Entrepreneur

Many times in conversations with others, I am asked the question: “What do you mean social entrepreneur? Oh, like Facebook or Twitter?” Often, I respond with a careful [...]