Ashoka Key Ideas

Browse the latest news and updates about what Ashoka is doing and thinking: storieseventsresources, and a curated collection showcasing the top insights from Ashoka's global community of change leaders.

 

You can find the curated collection of insights below:

Ashoka: Everyone a Changemaker

Ashoka envisions a world in which everyone is a changemaker: a world where everyone is powerful and contributes to change for the good of all. Join...

The New Reality

Living in a Changemaker World Requires a New Framework for Thinking and Acting

Bill Drayton on The Big Think: Tearing Down the New Inequality

Bill Drayton, the founder and CEO of Ashoka, thinks that doing business today relies on being as prismatic and as open as possible. That's how you...

A New Age has Dawned: Our Young People Need to be Changemakers

The erosion of civic engagement and civic institutions was a consistent concern in 2017, and some now predict dire consequences in 2018.

Deep...

The Changemaker Effect in Society

Henry De Sio Jr., Global Chair for Framework Change of Ashoka, talks about "The Changemaker Effect," a term he coined to describe the rising...

Good Grief! Is It Possible to Bridge Our Differences?

The world feels more fractious with every passing day. People who are different from each other, or who hold different points of view, struggle to...

New Paradigm for Leadership – Everyone Leads

When Darrel Hammond, founder of KaBoom! set out to make sure that every child has a great place to play, his plan for building playgrounds had a...

Rebooting Our Politics and Schools to Engage Young People

Editor's Note: This Op-Ed first appeared on Thomson Reuters on September 6, 2016 and is written by Hon. Henry F. De Sio, Jr. He is the Global Chair...

Why Empathy is as Important as Reading and Math

Transformative education must begin with a fresh look at the societal landscape our children and youth are stepping into. A historical shift has...

A Team of Teams World

The rate of change has been accelerating exponentially since 1700 at least. So has the number of people causing change. This acceleration also applies...

Want true equality? Make everyone powerful.

I just heard a story that I adore. It comes from Ali Raza Khan, an Ashoka social entrepreneur and education reformer in Pakistan.

Last year, he...

Empowering teachers to empower young people

Living and thriving in a new world

How Fluid Teams Create Good Business

As the world becomes increasingly interconnected and the rate of change accelerates, new organizational models are fundamental to an organization’s...

The Age of Empowerment is Here (If We Want It)

If you enjoy the sensation of dizziness take a look at the UN’s recently adopted mission: the Sustainable Development Goals. There are no less than...

Everything You Change Changes Everything

It’s time for a reality check. That was the cautionary message in my last post. The world is changing. Society is tearing down its system of silos and...

What does leadership mean in the 21st century?

Something remarkable happened in the three years between 2008 and 2011 that fundamentally challenged our perception of leadership. It has caused such...

Why We Face a Crisis of Leadership Across the World

New research suggests that business leaders in every part of the globe are under-performing when it comes to the skills and capacities they will need...

Why Our Old Lens On Learning Will Fail A New Generation... And What You Can Do About It Now

Re-imagining youth learning must begin with an understanding of the world our children and youth are stepping into. This first requires a major...