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    The Marshall Institute in lockdown – what we’ve learned so far

The Marshall Institute in lockdown – what we’ve learned so far

We have significantly more students this year, despite the pandemic and its uncertainties. This suggests our course resonates and people are seeking new ways to navigate current uncertainties. We have worked furiously over the last six months to turn a campus-based experience into a rewarding, distanced, virtual one.  We think, and our students confirm, that we’ve managed it.  While we worked to move things online we discovered a few things along the way:

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    Why building a muscle for uncertainty is the most important thing you can do

Why building a muscle for uncertainty is the most important thing you can do

If the pandemic has reinforced anything, it is that life throws us unexpected, life-altering curveballs. How we face these challenges will determine our long-term success, says Marshall Institute Visiting Fellow Dr Christian Busch.
This article first appeared in Fast Company Magazine

Watch Christian Busch in conversation online with LSE’s Connson Locke (10th Sep 2020)

Now that we have accepted how COVID-19 has […]

A new approach to creating ‘tech for good’

Julien Cornebise is a mathematician who wants to help non-profits use Artificial Intelligence.  After leaving DeepMind in 2016, Julien began working pro-bono for Amnesty International, helping them scale up their analysis of satellite images of Darfur to gather evidence for a 2016 campaign to highlight atrocities taking place there.  He also helped develop a tool to track abuse of […]

February 11th, 2020|In the news, Innovation|0 Comments|
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    The innovative role of business in rebuilding a peaceful Colombia

The innovative role of business in rebuilding a peaceful Colombia

In this timely blog, Dr. Mary Martin describes her Marshall Institute Small Grants research project on how private businesses and corporate executives have played an innovative and significant role in moving forward the peace process in Colombia – and how that role may be undermined by changes in the political environment. Such contributions are symptomatic of an increasing expectation that […]

The devilishly difficult job of keeping angels motivated

Charities are under increasing pressure to demonstrate tangible impact but, in her study funded by Marshall’s small grant programme, Dr Julia Morley finds these cold and business-like descriptions of charitable activities can have a detrimental effect on worker motivation. In this blog, she shares her findings on the true effect of impact reporting on staff identity at UK social enterprises […]

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    Challenging the leaders of tomorrow at the St. Gallen Symposium

Challenging the leaders of tomorrow at the St. Gallen Symposium

Groundbreaking new ideas often come from young people – but how can we help them actually get implemented? Nominated as a ‘Leader of Tomorrow’ Chelsea Phipps attended the St Gallen Symposium, a unique annual gathering uniting the best of the next generation with some of the world’s most influential business and cultural leaders. 

Back in the summer, I had the privilege of […]

Why do we innovate?

It’s one of this generation’s most popular buzzwords, but how well do we really understand innovation? Aunnie Patton Power puts the concept under the microscope, arguing that purpose is an overlooked element of successful innovation. 

Innovation might be one of the most overused words of our time. From the iPhone to self-driving cars to see through solar panels we are surrounded by talk […]