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Our main interest is to ensure education is available free to all: Mike Feerick

Interview with founder & CEO, ALISON, a for-profit social enterprise providing online workplace skills to learners all over the world

Anjuli Bhargava 

Mike Feerick was working as an assistant to Irish American multi-billionaire and philanthropist Chuck (Charles) Feeney when he realised that you cannot address the need for education globally through philanthropy and charity alone — you need a business model that is sustainable and profitably addresses the problem. Feerick happened to know Feeney and he promised the latter he would create employment in the west of Ireland if Feeney gave him a peek into his world.

The experience he got proved invaluable. Working with Feeney was both an eye opener and a privilege. “I’d see ...

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First Published: Sat, June 11 2016. 22:35 IST
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