Misti Yang, Contributor for Lean Startup Co., features three social enterprise leaders in a webcast that addresses lean startup methodologies: Ann Mei Chang, executive director of Lean Impact, Amy Ahearn, innovation manager of Acumen, and Shalu Umapathy, managing director and location lead of IDEO.org.
Misti gleans three tips drawn from Ann Mei, Amy, and Shalu's insights on how to use Lean and Design Thinking to create the necessary change in the social sector.
These three ways to increase impact in the social sector, which include: 1) Human centered design - actually going out and talking to people they want to help; 2) Measuring and collecting valuable feedback; and 3) Knowing the big picture, but developing short-term goals for small wins. Read the Entire Article
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John Brothers, Principal of Quidoo Consulting, writes about the Montreal-based company Bixi who are mostly known for its Bixi Bikes. Just recently, Bixi filed for bankruptcy protection. The reason? Bixi is in major financial distress and its bikes have proven to be too “expensive to build, operate and maintain”.
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