Lean Impact: How to Innovate for Radically Greater Social Good
Despite enormous investments of time and money, are we making a dent on the social and environmental challenges of our time? What if we could exponentially increase our impact?
Around the world, a new generation is looking beyond greater profits, for meaningful purpose. But, unlike business, few social interventions have achieved significant impact at scale. Inspired by th...more
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"At the end of 2016, over 65 million people were displaced from their homes due to conflict or persecution, the most since the Second World War. The number and intensity of climate‐related natural disasters has risen. And in 2015, the Ebola epidemic reminded us of how rapidly a dangerous virus can spread around the world."
Truth be told: I am a management system geek and a sustainability nerd. I hav ...more
Throughout the book, the author demonstrates how prevalent funding mechanisms stifle innovation, risk-taking, and consequently the impact of mission-driven organizations. Instead of the forced waterfall approach imposed by grants, we need a mindset shift, along with hybrid funding mechanisms and legal entities that will allow organizations to " ...more
“To test out promising innovations, collect and analyze the data, and let businesses and governments scale up and sustain what works. We’re like an incubator in that way. We aim to improve the quality of the ideas that go into public policies and to steer funding towards those ideas that have the most impact. If we don’t try some ideas that fail, we’re not doing our jobs”
~ Bill and Melinda Gates ...more
Ann Mei does an extremely efficient job in combining the incredible principles of Eric Reiss' Lean Startup with the struggles of the social impact space - lack of resources, dependence on donors, ancient methods of up-front project planning. She is a proper champion of using en ...more
Great inspiration for those, who like me, start being increasingly involved with social impact and foundations.