@panpanactive 3 years, 9 months ago
Earlier this month, I attended the Global Economic Symposium http://www.global-economic-symposium.org/ 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 (http://www.forumspb.com/#) in St. Petersburg (SPG), Russia. It is one of the biggest conferences in Russia, very much modeled after the Davos meeting of the […]
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]
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]
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]
One correction on below entry: It should be the SchweiZERhof Hotel http://www.hotelschweizerhof.com/, not “Schweitzhof”
Pls excuse other spelling and grammatical mistakes
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 […]
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 […]