Articles by Alex Lazarow
As COVID-19 continues to transform the global economy, many businesses are shifting towards safety and longer-term thinking. But as Alex Lazarow at Cathay Innovation points out, many social entrepreneurs have been building sustainability and resilience into their business models from day one. He contrasts the approach of these "camels" to the growth-at-all-costs model common among "unicorns."
In recent years, there have been growing calls for businesses to focus more on their social impact. Until recently, Silicon Valley had been held up as the paragon of high-impact business models, but its star has dimmed. Social enterprise has long offered an exciting alternative, but the movement isn’t scaling. Now, a new model is emerging, driven by innovators from lesser-known places, explains Alex Lazarow, venture capitalist and author of the new book: "Out-Innovate: How Global Entrepreneurs – from Delhi to Detroit – Are Rewriting the Rules of Silicon Valley."