Debra Dunn, former vice president of strategy and corporate operations at Hewlett Packard, and Randy Komisar, partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, believe that leadership skills and the ability to handle change comfortably are the key characteristics that have been useful in their respective careers.
Komisar talks about how many traditional companies like Kleiner Perkins are involved in making significant social differences. He believes that the entreprenuerial spirit and pursuit of innovation of these companies is consistent to the model of many social ventures in the market.
Dunn believes that lack of transparency has led to a lack of competition in the non-profit world, which has witnessed an absence of business rigor. She is confident that there is an opportunity for radical transformation in the non-profit world.