If you’re in Silicon Valley, the big word on the street is “Start-Up Mode,” but there's a lot more to entrepreneurship than starting.
CEO and founder of the first Unreasonable East Africa Institute reflects on the valuable lessons learned that build a foundation for future development in East Africa and an ecosystem for entrepreneurs to thrive.
Joachim EwechuOctober 13, 2014
Thoughts from the chief innovation advisor for the World Bank on how localized innovations scale—calling for a nuanced way to think about scale and a more sophisticated understanding of how ideas and innovations spread.
Aleem WaljiOctober 10, 2014
We constantly see social networking apps being funded in the news, but what real social and economic progress have we seen from social media and what industries are going to drive this progress in the future?
Jigar ShahOctober 9, 2014
Lessons learned from a startup's two-year journey exploring the potential of natural biofuels in Africa: Do what works.
Myles LutheranSeptember 24, 2014
The People's Climate March was a massive step towards a global energy revolution, but there are lessons to be learned from Einstein that can shape how entrepreneurs can lead the way in bringing renewable energy solutions to reality.
Jigar ShahSeptember 22, 2014
Clean energy entrepreneur and author unravels how entrepreneurs can take simple and accessible solutions Steve Jobs employed at Apple and apply them to new markets.
Jigar ShahSeptember 17, 2014
While solutions may be context-specific at the bottom of the pyramid, the social innovation processes used to get to answers can be shared and scaled across geographies.
Aleem WaljiSeptember 10, 2014
Founders and builders of companies trying to have an impact don’t recognize that businesses are built on demand, not need, and it requires consistent demand.
Ross BairdSeptember 8, 2014
If we continue treating complex problems as complicated, we will continue to prescribe remedies with little regard for context and variation—the World Bank’s Innovation Labs director explains why.
Aleem WaljiSeptember 4, 2014
What would it take to identify promising innovations faster, more often, and with the full might of public and private partners? That is the challenge before us.
Aleem WaljiAugust 7, 2014
Watch Yellow Leaf Hammocks co-founder Joe Demin talk about the 600-mile taxi ride that led to his company, which is creating sustainable jobs for Thailand's hill tribe communities—by selling some of the most comfortable hammocks in the world!
Unreasonable InstituteJuly 23, 2014