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.
Social entrepreneurs as guilty as any group of lawyers or engineers in using jargon and shorthand to identify and evaluate each other’s places in the tribe. What is "social innovation" anyway? What’s "impact investing"? Take any of those expressions out of context and it’s clear how unclear they are. They’ve become as clichéd as “thought leader.”
If you haven’t already, go read Jill Lepore’s surgical evisceration of “disruptive innovation” theory and of the theory’s leading proponent, Clayton Christensen. I can’t recommend it enough for anyone even remotely interested in startups, innovation, and business theory.
Ever feel like everyone else in the world other than you has their act together? Guess what, it is a MYTH! Read this excerpt from Jane Miller's upcoming book to learn why you shouldn't be too hard on yourself.
Tom Chi is working with Google to change how we see the world. Literally. Hear his prototype strategy, the real deal about consultants, his insights on integrity in innovation and tips for making your design process more effective.
Watch this interview as Chris Shipley weaves in and out of the "Mythology of Silicon Valley," to what it was like to be a tech mogul when 90% of the industry was male dominate, to her more personal struggles and victories with feeling like a "misfit."
Entrepreneurs usually think of themselves as businesspeople or missionaries. But focusing on the bottom line or the cause isn’t the best way to make your startup successful. You need to think of yourself as a scientist.