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What Does It Take To Tip A System? - Forbes

What Does It Take To Tip A System? - Forbes | Enthusiasts for Change | Scoop.it
Felicity McLean (@flickmclean), Communications Manager at Ashoka UK, shares Bill Drayton's thoughts on how to tip a system, which he discussed yesterday at an empathy roundtable in London.  We have seen capacity for innovation shift from...
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more than 30 years since Drayton founded Ashoka, enterprise is largely ‘enabled’ in society—the Internet and crowdfunding have made it easier for anyone to start a business—so, it is now the awareness or ‘conversation’ around solutions that is tipping. Systems have shifted to encompass this creative desire to add an individual footprint to society, and people are afraid they will be left behind if they don’t join a movement to generate change and innovate to solve.

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The eight faces of the Intrapreneur: the office innovator

The eight faces of the Intrapreneur: the office innovator | Enthusiasts for Change | Scoop.it
Business as Not-So-Usual...
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Looking for a solution to a problem? Big or small Intrapeneurs are proving they are the solution. This article looks at 8 different types of intrapreneurs and their unique style of leadership.

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INSPIRATION: Start Following Your Dreams, Stop Worrying About What You're 'Supposed To Do'

INSPIRATION: Start Following Your Dreams, Stop Worrying About What You're 'Supposed To Do' | Enthusiasts for Change | Scoop.it
In elementary school I could not imagine why I was being tortured by Latin or Math, and my perception of soccer was chiefly that of being a crashee.But I loved starting things, especially newspapers.

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The Ashoka Community's curator insight, March 17, 2013 10:45 AM

Live, let live, and put on a brave face. As Ashoka Founder & CEO Bill Drayon explains in this thought piece for LinkedIn's Best Advice column, "Once a young person has had a dream, built a team, and changed his or her world, he or she has the power to express love and respect in action—the heart of what brings health, longevity and happiness." Read more about following one's instincts (and encouraging young people to to the same!) and how we at Ashoka believe a successful childhood and education should be re-defined.

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INSPIRATION: How to Engineer changemaking

INSPIRATION: How to Engineer changemaking | Enthusiasts for Change | Scoop.it

"Through aggressive pivots, “I’ll show you” moments, and a struggle to improve upon a traditional nonprofit mission statement, George Roter and Engineers Without Borders (Canada) have developed a network of changemaking engineers, volunteers and community leaders driven by a desire to fix the broken systems that create poverty in the developing world."


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The Ashoka Community's curator insight, March 18, 2013 10:01 AM

Ashoka Fellow George Roter deeply understands that changemaking requires an ecosystem of changemakes working together. He calls on "all on engineers to shift from the simple mentality of drilling wells in Africa to the mentality of training changemakers prepared to work alongside community entrepreneurs, leaders and volunteers" Read about four ways Roter is building network of global system-changers.

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ASHOKA NOW: Ashoka to Launch “Nutrients for All” movement

ASHOKA NOW: Ashoka to Launch “Nutrients for All” movement | Enthusiasts for Change | Scoop.it

Envision a world where people measure their health based on how fully nourished they are; where foods are valued based on the nutrients they deliver to the body; where food processors and commodity traders procure agricultural crops based on nutrient content, in addition to traditional factors like quantity and storage life; and where farmers and investors pay for land based on its capacity to generate nutrients in soils (and thus reap related benefits like carbon financing as well). 


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A great competition and concept about linking together nutrients to healthy communities.

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The Ashoka Community's curator insight, March 19, 2013 4:19 PM

Ashoka Fellows are uniquely positioned to implement system-changing, sustainable and scalable solutions. The Ashoka Community believes we should come together to work towards a Nutrients For All world where each person is nutrient replete and has the potential to further our Everyone a Changemaker vision.

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Innovation in local food

Innovation in local food | Enthusiasts for Change | Scoop.it
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Local food is the key to a nutrient rich economy! Learn how this age old tradition makes for a healthier body and economy.

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Richard Branson hails top ‘Intrapreneurs’

Richard Branson hails top ‘Intrapreneurs’ | Enthusiasts for Change | Scoop.it
Virgin Founder pays tribute to those changing the game...
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These are people (of any seniority) whose contributions can amount to shifting development challenges up a CEO's agenda or bring the expertise of a multi-national to bear on identifying and solving a specific social problem: these are the Social Intrapreneurs and the focus of today’s awards lunch.

The awards, organised by Ashoka Changemakers, were announced from among hundreds of worthy nominees from around the world with the winners receiving pro bono consulting support from Accenture in order to take their ideas and action to the next level.

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WHAT DO YOU THINK? How can we best support girls and women to become entrepreneurs?

WHAT DO YOU THINK? How can we best support girls and women to become entrepreneurs? | Enthusiasts for Change | Scoop.it

"We believe that all girls are a powerful movement: a brilliant and unstoppable force that can solve even the world's most intractable challenges, if only they are granted the tools and opportunity... Yet too often, from Brooklyn to Accra, these same young women struggle to translate their intent to action."

 


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The Ashoka Community's curator insight, March 17, 2013 4:38 PM

In this post Sejal Hathji, a co-founder of Girl Tank, a capacity-building community hub and crowdfunding platform designed to help female social entrepreneurs and changemakers grow and scale their ventures, aruges that young girls and women need mentors to become successful changmakers and entrepreneurs. She reflects we must "demonstrate that every girl holds the power to be the next Marissa Mayer, Sheryl Sandberg or even Jane Goodall."


How you think we can best build a society full of powerful female changemakers? What types of support must we offer offer? Ashoka would love to hear your thoughts and ideas.

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PARTICIPATE IN CHANGE: Melinda Gates - Bringing Every Good Thing to Our Daughters

PARTICIPATE IN CHANGE: Melinda Gates - Bringing Every Good Thing to Our Daughters | Enthusiasts for Change | Scoop.it
We all want to bring every good thing to our children. My daughter and her friends want to have the power to choose a rewarding future for themselves. Girls in countries like Niger want the same thing.

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The Ashoka Community's curator insight, March 18, 2013 12:58 PM

Every time you post this piece by Melinda Gates about the empowerment of girls and women worldwide, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Johnson and Johnson will donate $5 to GirlUp, an innovative initiative of the United Nations Foundation that positions girls around the world to act together as leaders in tackling social challenges. Join the virtual relay and support the growth of a changemaker world!