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The Dirty Secret of Social Enterprise: Scale is Overrated | NextBillion

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***Ideas that Matter Series: Impact of Social Enterprises***

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          This is a very important essay and needs to be engraved on the walls of every public and private organization funding innovative approaches to social problems. I would go so far as to say that scale is irrelevant, not just over-rated. “Going to scale” almost never works because the context is different from that of the original innovation. Ideas that work in one setting can be adapted but never replicated. I hope this article from the folks at the University of Michigan has wide dissemination.

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Source: The Dirty Secret of Social Enterprise: Scale is Overrated | NextBillion

 

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Maasai Community Teach their Students about Solar Power for Earth Day – Little Sun

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***Earth Day 2017 Series: Little Sun in Africa***

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          Little Sun is an extraordinary organizations–an art design that became a company bringing both solar energy and entrepreneurship to poorer countries. Little Sun is also one of the “Beacons of Hope” in the first of the Living Through Creativity resource guides. Today’s post shares the story of how Little Sun is helping the Maasai Community in Tanzania teach their young people about solar power.

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Source: Maasai Community Teach their Students about Solar Power for Earth Day – Little Sun

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What Quebec Can Teach Us About Creating a More Equitable Economy – Shareable

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***Transforming the Economy Series: The Sharing Economy in Quebec***

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            While the experts talk about the problems of our current economic systems, communities across the world are creating opportunities for developing sustainable and more equitable economies. I think this is another strong argument for my contention that the solutions are going to come from local efforts multiplied many times over. Today’s post from Shareable is a great introduction to what is happening in the Canadian province of Quebec.

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Source: What Quebec Can Teach Us About Creating a More Equitable Economy – Shareable

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Klaus Schwab: We need a new narrative for globalization | World Economic Forum

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***Weekend IdeaFest Series: World Economic Forum***

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               Klaus Schwab is the founder of the World Economic Forum and a philanthropist who is a strong supporter of social entrepreneurship. In this post he offers a thoughtful essay about the importance of transforming our ideas and practices of globalization. He recognizes that our current global systems are inadequate for building an inclusive society. You might also want to explore some of the many ideas presented at this year’s Davos forum.

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Source: Klaus Schwab: We need a new narrative for globalization | World Economic Forum

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Rewarding Disobedience — MIT Media Lab

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***Weekend IdeaFest Series: Media Lab @ MIT Award***

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          I love love love the Media Lab at MIT and this new award is MIT at its best and most innovative. Rewarding Disobedience is a new award for outrageous innovation and development. Check it out and nominate someone who is really creating new shapes, not just thinking outside the boxes. Only Story People from Brian Andreas are fitting featured images for this post!

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Source: Rewarding Disobedience — MIT Media Lab

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Why Misfits Are the Best for Innovation – Stretch for Change – Medium

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***Weekend IdeaFest Series: Innovation Needs Misfits***

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Courtesy of the Artist

          I am a misfit; I have always been a misfit in terms of functioning in an organization. I understand better than most the importance of this post today. You cannot achieve serious change or transformation in an organization without the so-called “misfits.” If you want your organization to make its mark through innovation, you had better read this post several times. A toast to the misfits in our lives!

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“The secret for successful innovation teams is in Hollywood…”

Source: Why Misfits Are the Best for Innovation – Stretch for Change – Medium

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Courtesy of the Anonymous Artist and Poster

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Innovation is overvalued. Maintenance often matters more | Aeon Essays

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          Over the next several weeks I will posting a series of essays that raise essential questions for the way we shape our world. Aeon Essays, like Brain Pickings, is one of my favorite resources for thinking about the difficult questions we have been avoiding for too long. While the title of the essay poses a dichotomy, the full work does not. It is the narrowness of our current views of innovation that make it such a problem. I hope you will read this important piece several times; argue with it where you will, but take to heart its essential lessons.

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Source: Innovation is overvalued. Maintenance often matters more | Aeon Essays

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Urban95 Challenge: Designing cities that support healthy child development – Bernard van Leer Foundation

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Putting Children First, a Wonderful Opportunity:

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Courtesy of Buddha Doodles

     This is a wonderful opportunity offered by the Bernard van Leer Foundation. If you have a great idea for helping the youngest children–birth through age 5–in your community, check this out and apply! Kudos to the Bernard van Leer Foundation.

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“Do you have an idea to improve the lives of young children in cities? How would you organise neighbourhoods, public space, green areas, housing, services and transportation? What else would you change or improve? The Bernard van Leer Foundation will invest in promising small projects that benefit young children in cities from the prenatal period up to the age of five. Applications are open to all organisations and individuals, from any country. Apply until September 16, 2016.”

Source: Urban95 Challenge: Designing cities that support healthy child development – Bernard van Leer Foundation

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Courtesy of Buddha Doodles

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Courtesy of Buddha Doodles

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Why the Maker Movement Matters: Part 2, Reducing the ‘Mind to Market’ Gap – The Atlantic

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Creative Expressions for Economic and Social Development:

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     This is the second in a two-part series in The Atlantic on the contemporary Maker Movement and its importance for economic development. What is your community doing to advance the Maker Movement. Share it with us through the Contact Form below.

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“Business are finding that “makerspaces” enable them to reduce what’s known as the mind-to-market gap: how long it takes for an idea to become a thing on a shelf.”

Source: Why the Maker Movement Matters: Part 2, Reducing the ‘Mind to Market’ Gap – The Atlantic

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Nautilus House Mexico,
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Why the Maker Movement Matters: Part 1, the Tools Revolution – The Atlantic

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Creative Expression Through the Maker Movement 1:

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Kinetic Art by Anthony Howe

Kinetic Art by Anthony Howe

     Creative expression comes in many forms and the contemporary Maker Movement is one of them. The Atlantic has published an  important two-part series about it. This is part one on a key economic and social development.

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“Just like the internet before it, the Maker Movement is revolutionizing manufacturing, with implications for startups and jobs.”

Source: Why the Maker Movement Matters: Part 1, the Tools Revolution – The Atlantic

Kinetic Art by Anthony Howe

Kinetic Art by Anthony Howe

Kinetic Art by Anthony Howe

Kinetic Art by Anthony Howe

The Creative Apothecary Supports The Makers Movement!

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