#SXSW2015 Speakers on Social: Making a Mark via Social Capitalism

Curious about making a mark on the world via social capitalism? 

SXSW Interactive speaker Nancy Giordano (@nancygiordano) of Play Big joined Jacqueline Novogratz, Samuel Azout, Shiza Shahid and hundreds of others in tweeting about a recent New York Times column by David Brooks titled "How to Leave a Mark".

Brooks suggests that for those who want to make their mark on the world, social capitalism - i.e. taking a free market approach to solving social problems - is currently a "more creative and dynamic place to spend a life" than either a career in traditional business or government. 

In particular, Brooks thinks the rise of impact investing is one of the most promising features of social capitalism. Despite encountering a variety of challenges along the way, he sees evidence that "impact investing is now entering the mainstream."

Brooks advises that:

"Impact investing is not going to replace government or be a panacea, but it’s one of a number of new tools to address social problems. If you want to leave a mark on the world but are unsure of how to do it, I’d say take a look."

VIDEO: Impacting Investing Insights

And while we're on the subject of social capitalism, don't miss this 8-part video series by Next Billion featuring interviews with people from the world of impact investing. The first video features Abigail Noble, Head of Impact Investing Initiatives at the World Economic Forum.

WYSKR at SXSW Interactive 2015 

In the run-up to SXSW Interactive, WYSKR is keeping an eye on the content being shared on social media by the event's speakers. When particularly noteworthy content is shared by a speaker, WYSKR will share it with you, along with video content of interest.


Because great events curate great speakers, and great speakers not only know great content when they see it, they also often take the time to share it with others via social media.

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