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The Importance of Scheduling Nothing

The Importance of Scheduling Nothing | social innovation management | Scoop.it

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EnglishWizards's curator insight, June 10, 2013 5:55 PM

the importance of balance ... 

David Hain's curator insight, June 19, 2013 4:19 AM

Invest in time doing nothing!

John Michel's curator insight, June 19, 2013 5:19 AM

The most important reason to schedule buffers is to just catch your breath. There is no faster way to feel as though your day is not your own, and that you are no longer in control, than scheduling meetings back to back from the minute you arrive at the office until the moment you leave. I’ve felt the effects of this and seen it with colleagues. Not only is it not fun to feel this way, it’s not sustainable.

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You Don’t Need A Lot Of Degrees To Get A Job Saving The World

You Don’t Need A Lot Of Degrees To Get A Job Saving The World | social innovation management | Scoop.it
If you’re seeking a career in the social sector, an advanced university degree may not be the best ticket.
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You don't need a lot of degrees but you need amazing mentors, learn from failures, know how to approach challenges from different angles, know who you are... Pair passion with insight, skill, resilience.

I don't exactly like the "job saving the world" part in the title, quite honestly, because I don't think we can save the "world". To me it is not utopic or idealistic, to me it sounds presumptions. The article is great though and makes an important point about the talent development gap in the social sector. 

 

 

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The Happiest People Pursue the Most Difficult Problems

The Happiest People Pursue the Most Difficult Problems | social innovation management | Scoop.it
They're a reminder that mastery, membership, and meaning are the best motivators.
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It is obvious - and yet we fail to address it in the way we educate and employ. Generally speaking.


Leaders everywhere should remember the M's of motivation: mastery, membership, and meaning. Tapping these non-monetary rewards (while paying fairly) are central to engagement and happiness. And they are also likely to produce innovative solutions to difficult problems.

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New Education Models Needed for Training Tomorrow's Socially Conscious Leaders | Sustainable Brands

New Education Models Needed for Training Tomorrow's Socially Conscious Leaders | Sustainable Brands | social innovation management | Scoop.it
Our education system is designed to develop analytical skills and acquire knowledge.
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The question I was asking myself is - why, if someone is already invested in social change, would they want to go for yet another educational commitment? Then I realized, that there is a difference between swimming in a pool and swimming in a wild river. Social Changemakers are equally lost as the rest of us. There is no difference. We are potentially all social changemakers. And that is the true challenge: to create structures and trainings that will help all of us to become who we are. Forget about who you want to be - start thinking about that after you have cut through all the conditioned parts of you that tell you to be something, someone, somehow. Connect with your truth, as cheesy as that may sound. It is profound. The biggest impact comes from people who have connected to that part in themselves and pair it with the great new skills and ways of doing things. And thinking is part of what i call doing. New approaches, perspectives, actions, evaluations. Truth and passion have to connect with what the world and other people have to offer in terms of meeting the challenges of our time innovatively.  

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Interview: Roshan Paul of the Amani Institute

Interview: Roshan Paul of the Amani Institute | social innovation management | Scoop.it
How did the Amani Institute come about? 

Roshan: The Amani Institute came about based on the growing feeling that traditional university education did not adequately prepare graduates for de...
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All sectors are feeling the impact of the struggle Universities have with adjusting to the changing requirements and aspirations society places on them - in the social sector the gap between the kind of talent employers desperately seek and what Universities are able to provide in fostering that talent is especially disconcerting. Social changemakers need a different type of education. Meet Roshan Paul who founded the Amani Institute to meet that challenge.

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I got a Scholarship to Amani Institute!!!

I got a Scholarship to Amani Institute!!! | social innovation management | Scoop.it
Do you remember my tortured poetry about dreams that demand to be followed? I dropped out of Law School because I felt I wasn't getting the kind of education that would help me achieve my dreams. A...
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We are excited about all of our students joining our flagship program in Social Innovation Management this June. Meet Naomi, who is soon launching a crowdfunding campaign to raise the necessary funds to complete the program - share and engage!

 

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20 Important African Startups to Watch

20 Important African Startups to Watch | social innovation management | Scoop.it
Whether ecommerce in Nigera, price comparison in South Africa or mobile advertising in Tanzania, African startups are changing the continent.
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20 exciting ideas tested by reality. Get inspired by innovations in the continent. 

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Letter to a Young Social Entrepreneur: the poor are not the raw material for your salvation | Pioneers Post

Letter to a Young Social Entrepreneur: the poor are not the raw material for your salvation | Pioneers Post | social innovation management | Scoop.it
"Heroes are like the human body – the closer you get to them the more flawed, messy and complicated they are... I hope you will win lots of awards, Jude.
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The Poor are not the raw material for your salvation. This is a great article on the relationship between politics and social entrepreneurs, and the fine lines between ego and exclusivity and healthy self-esteem in the social change arena.

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Who Are You Not To Scale? 3 Lessons From Peace First - Forbes

Who Are You Not To Scale? 3 Lessons From Peace First - Forbes | social innovation management | Scoop.it
VideoRoshan Paul shares U.S. Fellow Eric Dawson's learnings about scale. One day, Eric Dawson, co-founder and president of Peace First (formerly known as Peace Games), got a phone call from a woman in Minnesota.
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Share. Grow. Who are you not to scale? Create a learning strategy and stop worrying about being perfect.

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Lewis Perkins from Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute

Lewis Perkins from Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute | social innovation management | Scoop.it
What is the Cradle to Cradle certification? Why choose it and how to get it? Lewis Perkins, Senior VP - Development and Textiles & Apparel at C2C Products Innovation Institute - answered all these questions.
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I love the whole concept of cradle 2 cradle and truly hope that it will sweep the planet.

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How Reframing A Problem Unlocks Innovation

How Reframing A Problem Unlocks Innovation | social innovation management | Scoop.it
Editors’ note: The following is an adapted excerpt of InGenius (Harper One) by Tina Seelig.What is the sum of 5 plus 5?”“What two numbers add up to 10?
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Finding the right question can be the hardest part - and the most important one. 

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