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A Hidden Gem: the Ashoka Social Enterprise video series

an Ashoka gathering

About four years ago, Ashoka filmed an extraordinary set of 16 interviews with pioneers of the social enterprise world, including Grameen Bank’s Muhammad Yunus, the World Social Forum’s Oded Grajew, and of course Ashoka’s Bill Drayton. I’ve watched several of these interviews and have thoroughly enjoyed them.

The sessions are very thoughtfully produced, and at 40 minutes and up, get to a meaningful level of insight that just isn’t possible in the five-minute video clips that you commonly find  these days on social enterprise.

Although the interviews were originally available on DVD, they can now be found online at low to no cost:

My favorites thus far include:

This is a very engaging series that I highly recommend for anyone looking to better understand the social enterprise world.