Case | HBS Case Collection | September 2013

Advanced Leadership Pathways: David Weinstein and Write the World

by Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Juliane Calingo Schwetz and Patricia Bissett Higgins


David Weinstein, a lawyer and former Chief Administrative Officer of mutual fund giant Fidelity Investments, launched Write the World, a proprietary online platform that included a writing curriculum, essay prompts in distinct subject matter, and access to expert reviewers. By July 2013, Weinstein had completed his first writing competition in partnership with a school, where students submitted essays through Write the World. While Weinstein was eager to host future competitions, he also considered a number of other models to expand the program.

Keywords: Technology Platform; Online Technology; Expansion; Social Entrepreneurship; Education; Business Startups; Giving and Philanthropy;


Kanter, Rosabeth Moss, Juliane Calingo Schwetz, and Patricia Bissett Higgins. "Advanced Leadership Pathways: David Weinstein and Write the World." Harvard Business School Case 314-030, September 2013.