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  • Pan Pan posted an update 4 years, 4 months ago

    Earlier this month, I attended the Global Economic Symposium as a GEFellow.
    It was my first time, and I was impressed by both the quality of the participants and its impact/solution-focused panel discussions. I also liked the relatively low key, intimate and compact format of the conference and venue – i…[Read more]

  • SPIEF Nr. 1


    Two weeks ago I attended SPIEF ( in St. Petersburg (SPG), Russia. It is one of the biggest conferences in Russia, very much modeled after the Davos meeting of the […]

  • Pan Pan posted a new activity comment 4 years, 8 months ago

    Pls note there is a mistake, sfw is working with Aqumen Social Techonologies on our IM tool InFocus, not Acumen Fund, apologies.
    For more info. on InFocus, pls go to:

  • Pan Pan posted an update 4 years, 8 months ago

    Career Path

    Recently I came across the below article:

    It is written by the billionaire founder of LinkedIn. He said it took him 15 years to figure out what he was really doing with his life.…[Read more]

  • Pan Pan posted an update 4 years, 8 months ago

    Impact Measurement

    I spoke on the panel about impact measurement (IM) at the INSEAD IEF mentioned in my previous blog entries:
    Panel: Managing impact throughout the investment process
    Many investors are struggling with impact measurement.
    With several measurement tools out there, and little convergence, it can be quite a challenge to navigate…[Read more]

  • Pan Pan posted an update 4 years, 9 months ago

    On Impact Investing

    Everyone is talking about impact investing (so much the words sometimes just rings in my ear). In my last five years of working actively in fund management, I have never heard more people mention those two words. So what exactly is it? For me, every investment has an “impact” – whether big or small, positive or negative. So w…[Read more]

  • Pan Pan posted an update 4 years, 9 months ago

    One correction on below entry: It should be the SchweiZERhof Hotel, not “Schweitzhof”
    Pls excuse other spelling and grammatical mistakes

  • Pan Pan posted an update 4 years, 9 months ago

    Before I get to the really serious subjects (the conferences), I want to briefly mention the Salamander Donor drinks I attended hosted by the Dean and INSEAD Alumni Fund.

    I am deeply grateful for what INSEAD did for me. It changed my life, or should I say it took me onto a different path, very uncertain, daunting and the “the road less traveled b…[Read more]

  • I went to my INSEAD 10-year reunion over the weekend in Fontainebleau (FBL), 55 klms outside of Paris.

    I also attended its Entrepreneurship Forum […]

  • Pan Pan wrote a new post, Davos 2013 5 years ago

    To conclude my “Davos series,” I think there is no better article that describes the event than one written by Nick Paumgarten of the New Yorker last year. It makes my writing sound cliche and simplistic . . […]

  • Second day . . . and some things have changed . . . namely the invasion of corporate booths/cafes on the streets of Davos (the trend apparently started last year). My favorite Cafe Schneider’s has been turn into […]

  • First official day of Davos 2013. I am here with Juergen Griesbeck, Founder/CEO, streetfootballworld, Germany and Social Entrepreneur of the Year, Europe, 2011. It has been 5 years since I last attended one and […]