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Taming the Unicorns

The changing nature of entrepreneurship

When Sonia Strobel married into a fishing family in 2001, she was surprised to see what it was like to be in the fishing community on the British Columbia coast and struggle to make a living in this traditional way of life. She decided there had to be a better way and soon started Skipper Otto, a direct-to-consumer, community-supported fishery. “I was a high school teacher, I had just given birth and thought, ‘How hard can it be to start a business?’, so I naïvely went ahead. I wasn’t even thinking it was business; it was just a thing that…
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Isabelle Swiderski founded her design-for-impact agency Seven25 in 2007 to help values-driven organizations leverage the power of design. Marrying an MBA and MA in Design, Isabelle facilitates systems change and social justice and innovation work in partnership with NGOs, universities, governments, entrepreneurs, and ecosystem builders globally. She also serves as ... Read more
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