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Scott Anderson
Contributing Editor

Scott Anderson is a writer, editor, blogger and social media practitioner with more than 20 years experience in media. He served as NextBillion’s managing editor from 2010 to mid- 2016. Since then, Anderson has served as communications manager for the William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan – the parent organization of NextBillion.

Anderson is a business reporter and editor who has covered the technology, pharmaceutical, and automotive industries for both local and national publications. He also has managed blogs and other social media initiatives for multinational corporations. Anderson first began reporting on social entrepreneurship and development through enterprise after interviewing CK Prahalad soon after the publication of his book “Fortune At the Bottom of the Pyramid,” which gained worldwide acclaim.

Follow him on Twitter @ScotterAnderson, connect on LinkedIn or email him at seander@umich.edu.

Articles by Scott Anderson

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    NextThought Monday: Friending Egypt, the True Value of Social Media

    Blotted out in Egypt as an organizing tool by demonstrators and singled out at Davos for its social innovation prowess, Facebook was at the apex of two worlds last week. The uprising shows how quickly social media can fuel protests while exposing income inequality. But social media’s ability to build new enterprises is just finding its footing.

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    NextThought (Tuesday): Meeting Customers in the Middle and Other HBR Insights

    This month’s Harvard Business Review ambitiously re-calibrates the dialogue on corporate social responsibility and the true meaning of shared value in rebuilding capitalism?s sullied reputation following the financial crisis. The HBR authors also implore established companies to "take a page from startups" by treating each emerging market as new.

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    Announcing NextBillion Brasil

    We are pleased to announce the NextBillion network will expand next week with the addition of NextBillion Brasil, which is set to launch on Jan. 17. Like NextBillion and NextBillion Espanol, the new site will chronicle innovations at the BoP. It will also serve as a hub for discussion, a place to exchange ideas, to find resources, and to network.

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    Previewing Grassroots: Social Profit

    I recently spoke with Amrit Pal at Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership who is leading public relations for: Grassroots:Social Profit in India. The event is set for Jan. 15 in Goa, the picturesque home to "a niche breed of small-time entrepreneurs and a student-demography that has remained largely alienated from the entrepreneurial ecosystem."

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    NextThought Monday: Gold Stars, the Best of December (and Best Ideas of 2010) on NextBillion

    NextBillion ended 2010 by picking our writers’ and editors’ brains on what really made a difference - the best ideas if you will - this year. At the same time, December’s lineup of the top five most-popular posts seemed to reflect the step forward for development through enterprise on numerous fronts.

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    Practical Progress Via the ’Opportunity Collaboration’

    In October, the Opportunity Collaboration convened a group of 300 social investors and entrepreneurs to generate a strong cross-pollination of ideas and action for poverty reduction. In a recent interview, Founder and CEO Jonathan C. Lewis provided an update on the OC’s impact and shared some unvarnished views on the state of microfinance.

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    A LIVE Chat with Ted London and YOU

    What better occasion for our first live conversation than the release of a new book that aims to change the conversation about doing business with the BoP? Please join us at 12 PM EST on Thursday, December 16, 2010, for a Webchat with Ted London, co-editor of the book Next Generation Business Strategies for the Base of the Pyramid.

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    NexThought Monday: The Multiplier Effect of 10,000 Women

    By the end of 2010, 3,000 women will have enrolled and/or graduated from the 10,000 Women business management education project globally. The effort has taken root in 22 countries and involved more than 70 academic or nonprofit organizations. Early data shows 70% of graduates are reporting business growth and 50% have hired one or more employees.

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