"Looking forward to this online debate having enjoyed some of the great discussions on social intrapreneurship at The Skoll World Forum, One thing that came up was the asymmetrical relationship between big business and social…"
"Great fun to chat..... and we're all learning here. If folks enjoyed this session, they might want to check out the recent article by Melody MacLaren at Doughty and our own Lionel Bodin of Accenture Development Partnerships, where…"
"Great to have your perspectives Graham, given you worked in BP during a particularly fertile time for social intrapreneurship under Lord Browne's leadership..... controversial question, but do you feel that budding social intrapreneurs…"
"sure , of course there are Maggie...... most organizations will have some level of internal politics..... there will be people you trust and then people you dont. Beware the "smiling assassin"..... outwardly supportive but who…"
"Fair enough Barbara….on a more serious note, I do think that authenticity is very important fort he aspiring intraprapreneur…. being human if you will... Passion is both very difficult to fake……but also…"
"I think the personality type of the individual has a great bearing on how you sell your idea....... doing a bit of homework on that would help i.e. there would be little chance of convincing an "Expressive" type by bombarding…"
Gib Bulloch is a business professional with over 15 years experience in a variety of large private sector companies and more recently NGOs and donors in the international development sector. Working primarily as a strategic consultant to multinationals, Gib’s main induction to development came through spending a year in Macedonia as Accenture’s first volunteer on the VSO Business Partnerships Scheme in 2000, providing business planning to a local non-profit business support center for SMEs in the aftermath of the Kosovo crisis.
Gib currently heads up Accenture Development Partnerships (ADP), a ring-fenced not-for-profit consulting group within Accenture, whose clients include Oxfam, World Vision, UNICEF and The World Bank. ADP’s main focus is on bringing affordable business and technology expertise to the international development sector and on promoting private sector engagement in sustainable development. ADP and Gib’s role in helping to create it, is featured in a book called “Everyday Legends” highlighting the stories of 20 leading social entrepreneurs and more recently, “The Social Intrapreneur: A Field Guide for Corporate Changemakers”. ADP was awarded the Management Consulting Association’s CSR Award and a BITC Big Tick in 2007/8. In his role as Director of ADP, Gib travels and works extensively in developing countries and is a regular speaker on the role of business in development, corporate social entrepreneurship and cross-sectoral partnerships.
Prior to joining Accenture in 1996, Gib worked for 4 years in Mars Inc and 2 years with BP. He has an honours degree in engineering and an MBA from Strathclyde University and a post graduate certificate in cross-sectoral partnerships from Cambridge where he is a member of the PCCP Advisory Group. He has recently been appointed as a Mentor to the UK Government’s Social Enterprise Coalition.
I have just read ADP's paper on "Development Collaboration: None of Our Business?" with great interest.
Cross-sector collaboration is indeed very close to my heart, as this was the theme I chose for my MSc Research Project, which I recently undertook. After a 15 year career in the private sector, I decided to transfer my business skills to the development field, and completed an MSc in Development Management last December, before joining a charity as Development Director.
If you are attending the event tomorrow, I would be very keen to explore any avenues where I could add value to your team. If not, perhaps we could organise a date and time for an informal discussion?
now this is what i call, 'driving the masses'. your presentations and ideas in terms of enterprenuership is vital for all the economies. it would be great if you bring these facts down to Africa. KCA UNIVERSITY in Kenya, is at the moment designing a course in collaboration with a US University..i believe your touch will be very welcomed.