My Blog Posts

2016 7/Apr

The Hidden Power of Disability. My Love Letters to Pearl Diving. Part 4.   I will be honest. Before I joined Ashoka and met some of our incredible Social Entrepreneurs working with disabled people, I never thought much about disability. Back then, it seemed a distant and unknown, slightly unsettling territory. In my work as […]

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2016 1/Apr

Why There Will Be No Peace Without Silence. My Love Letters to Pearl Diving. Part 3.   I just spent a week in Colombia. What a fierce, yet beautiful country. Though peace talks are on the way, it is a country deeply marred by violent armed conflict and crime. Six million people, twelve percent of […]

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2016 15/Mar

Why We Cannot Grow Without Closeness. My Love Letters to Pearl Diving. Part 2.   Last year I had another life-defining moment through our fellow selection process (we call it venture) that – again – profoundly changed me as a person. In my role as 2nd Opinion interviewer for our venture panels, I interviewed Megan […]

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2016 7/Mar

How I Learned That We Sometimes Need To Fall Off Trees Love Letters to Pearl Diving. Part 1.     In Ashoka, we have a culture of talking about how working with Social Entrepreneurs and in the organization changed our lives. We talk about it over a beer with colleagues, it comes up consistently in […]

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2015 7/Jun

Wir alle haben hin und wieder Angst. Ich zum Beispiel gehe ungern durch dunkle leere Straßen. Auch Autofahren in der Nacht bereitet mir großes Unbehagen. Ich habe auch manchmal Angst vor einem Auftritt. Davor, bei der Rede nicht zu bestehen, einen Fehler zu machen. Diese Angst ist eine Angst vor möglicher Enttäuschung davor, nicht gut […]

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