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Hybrid Business Models: A feasible way to do business?

Last update on Aug. 28, 2013.

Hybrid Business Models: A feasible way to do business?

The hybrid business model has been touted as a way to incorporate the best of both the traditional business world and the non-profit sector. It’s a model that shows up frequently in discussions of social enterprise. At first glance, the model seems like the perfect option for a new social project: coupling the desire to do good of the non-profit sector with the ability to make money (and therefore the ability to fund said social project) of the traditional business sector.

A recent article in the Harvard Business Review however, disputes this idea. The hybrid model highlights one of ...

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The way we view business isn't viable anymore

Last update on Sept. 18, 2013.

The way we view business isn't viable anymore

Frank Escoubès, founder of Imagination for People wrote a recent article for Huffington Post France in which he argues for a change in the way we view business. Which got me thinking about the way we choose to approach business and strategy. So here's a questions for you: If you think about a succesful business, don't you tend to see it as one which has outsmarted its competition and is now the "leader" in its sector?

I know I did. 

But is this really correct?

We have been taught to approach business in a completely erroneous way ...

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I4P founder on Midi-14h (Noon to 2 p.m.) program

Last update on May 24, 2013.

I4P founder on Midi-14h (Noon to 2 p.m.) program

Following the launch of Montréal Créative dedicated to the City of Montreal, and an extension of Imagination for People’s site, Frank Escoubès was invited to do an interview on Channel M’s Noon to 2 p.m. program in Montreal. Frank Escoubès tells how his vast experience in business, more specifically in management consulting, helped him to elaborate the Imagination for People (I4P) project. His professional path led him to work in clusters, collaboration places in the social universe in order to help social entrepreneurs, organizations and communities who wanted to improve their community.

This ...

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Weekend Readings January 25th

Last update on Feb. 8, 2013.

Weekend Readings January 25th

We all know how the weekday drill goes: too much work, no time to read. We've therefore prepared a round up of our favourite reads this week on social innovation and social entrepreneurship. 

Defining social entrepreneurship:
No one really seems to agree what social entrepreneurship really is. The BC Centre for Social Enterprise has tried to round up some of the best definitions. Is your enterprise a social enterprise? 

The choice of a business model:
One of the interesting point of the definition of social enterprise is the choice of business model. Because social entrepreneurs face unique challenges, the ...

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