Now, more than ever, we need to be more inclusive in our work. Here is a guide for everyday innovators who will be the future of the technology-for-development sector.
People who read, study and follow the “design with the end user” mantra might feel more than ever that they’re doing the right thing, but they’ll simply be reinforcing the outside-in, top down approach without realizing it.
Ken BanksNovember 3, 2014
The world has problems. Big problems. They need big answers, ambitious projects and innovative solutions.…
Ken BanksSeptember 18, 2014
We’re still talking about the same handful of challenges and issues in mobile development which implies that very little, if anything, has changed where it matters—on the ground. Have we really made so little progress?
Ken BanksSeptember 9, 2014
If we’re serious about breaking down silos, we could start by holding fewer sector-specific events and running more on issues and challenges—and other common themes running through the ‘for good’ sector.
Ken BanksJuly 16, 2014
A Wikipedia search for Bitcoins would leave most of the general public scratching their heads. Some serious PR work needs to be done if shop keepers and the general public are to embrace such an idea, and let’s face it, they’ll have to in order for it to succeed.
Ken BanksJanuary 31, 2014
Here are a few of the lessons I’ve learned as I stumbled my way through the world of social innovation. I hope some of these prove useful as you travel your own path.
Ken BanksNovember 20, 2013
The Rolling Stones were one of the most successful media empires of all time. Read this post to learn some of the key insights that all managers and entrepreneurs should take away from The Stones.
Ken BanksSeptember 2, 2013