We're excited to announce that the UPEACE Centre for Executive Education is looking for an intern to join us from May through July! Must be bilingual (Spanish/English), and able to come to Costa Rica to join us. Check out the
details here, and please apply as indicated on the website link!
What we're watching:
Social innovation is about rethinking how things are done. In thisinspiring clip, we see how one man was able to come up with a new approach for the rickshaw industry in India, offering long-term leasing drivers access to credit and a real opportunity to own their personal, high-quality rickshaws. Now that's how you rethink an industry!
What we're reading:
This Harvard Business Review article supports what we've believed at the Centre for years: blurring the lines between work and life can actually be beneficial in both areas. Contrary to the ideas evoked by popular cries for 'work-life balance,' this piece suggests that constantly transitioning from one area to the other may be reducing productivity, and causing stress.
Quote we're inspired by:
Social entrepreneurs are not content just to give a fish or teach how to fish. They will not rest until they have revolutionized the fishing industry."
This week we're preparing for a workshop with Long Island University Global College freshman entitled 'Designing Your Life,' and it has us thinking about how one goes about the process of finding well-being and balance through both professional and personal pursuits. Social entrepreneurship is an amazing model for this, allowing people to pursue a passion, make a positive impact on the world, and still bring home a paycheck at the end of the week. Today's picks highlight that model, and let us dream up new and innovative ways to put it into action.
See you in two weeks for our next Three Thought Thursday!