Facebook is great for checking out photos of your exes and all, but for social innovators working in the developing world, there’s no point to new technologies unless they make life better for the people they’re trying to help.
Silicon Valley + Social Entrepreneurs
Will bringing a Silicon Valley mindset to how we measure success in social entrepreneurs get more results?
Technology can do a lot to help an organization with its social mission, but it can’t make up for real, on-the-ground interaction with the problem you’re trying to fix.
Can a social enterprise have the breakthrough success of a Facebook or Twitter? Perhaps if they start emulating some of these characteristics of the most successful tech companies.
Radical innovation might be the province of tech companies, with social entrepreneurs afraid to change models too quickly. But there are many things the sector can learn from the quick-moving tech world.
One of the side effects of the digital age is the generation of massive amounts of data. Can we do more with all that information than simply be better at selling people more stuff?