66 and still learning …

Katradhu kai mann alavuKalaadhadhu ulagalavu is the tamil proverb that came to my mind when I completed my training course with Social Impact International. Social-Impact is a professional development programme helping social entrepreneurs to accelerate and increase their social impact and to reach their full potential. Read more about them here…

I was one of the batch of social entrepreneurs identified for the year 2008 to be trained in how to professionally manage a social enterprise and how to make it a sustainable and scalable business model.

40 plus years in running a business.. and one would think that they’ve seen it all. Not quite. New learnings are always there for the asking. If one were to just keep their minds open.

One of the biggest take-aways for me from the training program was this : These kind of seminars and group interactions provide the time away from the daily grind to do some disciplined and focused thinking. Something that we don’t otherwise do because of the pulls and pressures of the day to day business. I believe I benefited immensely from the way they had structured their questions and discussions. It provided a great structure to carry through the thinking process about the business from start to finish with the right catalysts … well designed templates, insightful mentors and ‘out-of-the-box’ thinking batch mates.

Time well spent. Useful. Functional. Practical. Idea generating. Above all refreshing.

Read more about what they have to say about the batch of 2008..

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