Each program we interview various species of Globeshakers who work across the world and across industries, using creativity and innovation to shake up the status quo.
- Shakers work on the ground working for social change.
- Movers use their star power and influence to build buzz for a mighty cause.
- Big Brains reveal thoughts and theories that make a big splash.
- Geeks for a Greater Goodharness the power of technology to change the rules of the game.
- Policy Wonks have their ear to the ground, listening for the legislative drumbeat.
- Grease Monkeys provide the bucks, talent, and other critical resources to create engines of impact.
- Enlightened Corporate Hacks are true system-thinkers who jolt the marketplace by creating new language, fabricating sustainable business models, and working across traditional boundaries.
The program's host, Tim Zak, a former management consultant with McKinsey and Company, is currently Executive Director of Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz School of Public Policy-Australia and Co-Director of the school’s Institute for Social Innovation.
Before heading up Heinz School-Australia, Tim was CEO of the Social Enterprise Accelerator, a private operating foundation in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. When the Accelerator was launched in 2002, it initially operated out of the trunk of his car and in neighborhood coffee shops. Today, the organization, which operates like a venture capital firm for social innovations, works directly with a dynamic portfolio of social sector organizations bent on changing the world. It has been globally recognized for its impact on the emerging field of social entrepreneurship.
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