We dare you to try to spend five minutes with Laurel Delaney (an alumni of Lake Forest) and not be infected with her energy and entrepreneurial passion. “You can be brilliant, but if you don’t have the confidence and tools to take action, your ideas won’t achieve reality,” she says. This philosophy for professional development is what lead Delaney to pursue her MBA at Lake Forest Graduate School of Management.
The US Secretary of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius referred to mHealth in 2011 as “the biggest technology breakthrough of our time”. The emergence and evolution of mHealth applications and the potential they have to empower Americans to take an active and invested role in their own personal health management is critical to reducing the impact on the already burgeoned healthcare system.
If technology can make Americans more aware of their health conditions and be proactive in their ability to make lifestyle and habit changes for better health outcomes, it would be impossible to put a finite value on mHealth applications in terms of the amount of money that it could save the US Healthcare System.
The social entrepreneurial movement centers on being a societally, environmentally and morally conscious professional. It recognizes the need to conduct business in a manner that is reciprocal; both taking and giving from material, cultural or human resources. What makes them unique? Their ability to make a difference and make a profit at the same time.
Regardless of the niche or industry, business is a complex ecosystem and more trending for-profit entities and business leaders are slowing down to take a closer more critical look at the impact of their business processes. Whether that means evaluating off shore manufacturing and work conditions in third-world countries, improving methods to reduce negative consequences on the natural environment or cultivating ecologically sustainable practices, more businesses are adopting socialpreneurial policies.