This is Part 7 of a 9 part series of nanocourses on Integral Entrepreneurship by Chuck Schreiner. It can be taken by itself, or as part of the entire series.
Explores taking concrete actions once the plan is in place – from raising capital to production to initial marketing, sales and distribution.
Faculty: Chuck Schreiner PhD, MBA
2002-2016 Managing Director, co-founder KarmYog Education Network, Pvt Ltd. Headquarters, Kolkata India. KarmYog Education Network used media/technology platforms and content to provide large scale education programs to several audiences, primarily in India – from breast cancer patients to aspiring singers, to taxi drivers to farmers. Our programs had three core components: using media and technology for both individual, self-directed learning as well as group collaborative learning; content that incorporated mind, body and spirit into the learning process to gain the engagement necessary from those whose formal education was limited sufficient to change behavior; and distribution solutions based on the market and audience (often without internet access). My primary role was to design and implement the financial, strategic and marketing aspects of the business while my partner led the creative (technology, pedagogy and content) aspects.
1996-2002 Management Consultant. My consulting career had two phases. The first phase (1995-1998) was with a boutique behavioral consulting firm, Spencer/Shenk/Capers. I focused on leadership development and organizational culture building. The second phase (1997-2002) was with Deloitte Consulting as a Senior Manager of Change Leadership, working with Fortune 1000 clients (SC Johnson, ARCO, State of California, etc) who re-engineered their businesses and implemented ERP solutions. My role was to support business leadership as they re-aligned their entire business and to lead large re-training efforts.
1988-1996 Psychologist in Private Practice. My practice focused on children and therefore on family dynamics. I authored an early CD-Rom based interactive training program teaching parenting skills. The integrating theme of my professional life is using holistic approaches to help people and organizations mature and thrive.
1975-current Practitioner of meditation and systematic growth processes for mind, body and spirit. When you practice these kinds of things over a long period, good things happen and I have gained a sense of joy in living for which I am deeply grateful. I attempt to share what I have learned whenever I can and believe it is crucial that we re-integrate moral and spiritual development into our public personas. I have mentored many aspiring entrepreneurs in India and the U.S. I have an abiding passion for entrepreneurs and believe they hold one of the keys for how we as a collective humanity resolve the converging crises of the 21st Century. In this last phase of my public life, I intend to do what I can to help aspiring entrepreneurs contribute successfully to our collective well-being. The 21st Century will be challenging in ways humanity has never encountered and I want to help young people mature as potent leaders of sanity and purpose.
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