Archive for the ‘Societal Wealth Generation in the News’ Category

Fast Company: You (Yes, You) Can Help Shape The Future Of Social Entrepreneurship

July 11, 2013

Wharton Entrepreneurship Academic Director Professor Ian MacMillan and Wharton Societal Wealth Program Director Jim Thompson are asking for your feedback to expand their free e-book, The Social Entrepreneur’s Playbook. MORE

Financial Times Blog: “Networking with Wharton MBAs”

March 27, 2012

South African MBA student shares her experiences from participating in Wharton’s Building Future Markets elective in Cape Town, led by Wharton Entrepreneurial Programs’ Academic Director Professor Ian MacMillan. MORE Wharton Societal Wealth Program featured in “Launching a Risky Project?”

December 23, 2010

In “Launching a Risky Project? Learn from Entrepreneurs in Africa”, Professor Ian MacMillan and Societal Wealth Program Director James Thompson “identified seven strategies for launching successful projects in risky environments” that are applicable to ventures based both in the United States and abroad. MORE

Harvard Business Review: “Making Social Ventures Work” by Professor Ian MacMillan & Societal Wealth Program Director, James Thompson

September 7, 2010

Professor Ian MacMillan and Societal Wealth Program Director James Thompson discuss how “socially-minded entrepreneurs” can succeed in “emerging economies” and “uncertain markets”. MORE

Daily Pennsylvanian: WEP’s Societal Wealth Program Highlighted

January 27, 2009

A “Perspective” feature on social entrepreneurship notes WEP’s Societal Wealth Program offerings. MORE

Wall St. Journal: Wharton, 10,000 Women program gives “Women Entrepreneurs…Helping Hand “

November 7, 2008

A feature article explains the progress of the Goldman Sachs-business school collaboration aimed at providing entrepreneurial knowledge to women in developing countriesMORE

Wall Street Journal: NFIB and WEP’s Prof. MacMillan release “Johnny Money” online game

September 11, 2008

The Wall Street Journal reports, “The National Federation of Independent Business’s Young Entrepreneur Foundation and University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School today released a game to help teens feel what being a small business owner is all about.” MORE

Business Day (South Africa) Societal Wealth Program and its Director, James Thompson Featured

July 21, 2008

James Thompson, director of WEP’s Societal Wealth Program was interviewed by South Africa’s leading business publication, Business Day while participating in the Wharton Global Alumni Forum in Cape Town.

In the article, entitled, “Sowing the seeds of wealth beyond the bottom line” Jim explains the genesis of the Program which he co-founded with Prof. Ian MacMillan, as well as the impact its had in Southern Africa.  MORE

“Get it Started!”: African entrepreneurship, Green Tech and Sustainability in June issue

June 20, 2008


Some of this month’s stories include: “Getting Their Hands Dirty”:  Students Help Wharton Small Business Development Center Client Help Farmers; “Coming Clean”: Wharton Entrepreneurial Alums See Opportunities in Aging Boomers, Greening Economy;  “WEP in Action”: Wharton’s Iffy Mba on Entrepreneurship in Africa and West Philadelphia. MORE









Wall Street Journal: Wharton’s Iffy Mba Featured

June 13, 2008

2008 MBA grad Ifeoma (Iffy) Mba’s last name intrigued the Wall Street Journal and led to an in-depth profile of Iffy and entrepreneurship via Nigerian economic development. MORE

Daily Pennsylvanian: Wharton BPC Venture Finals Highlighted

May 2, 2008

The Wharton Business Plan Competition Venture Finals are featured with winners highlighted and an interview with VF judge David  Piacquad MORE