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How to Innovate For Radically Greater Social Good

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Despite enormous investments of time and money, are we making a dent on the social and environmental challenges of our time? What if we could exponentially increase our impact? Around the world, a new generation is looking beyond greater profits for meaningful purpose. But unlike business, few social interventions have achieved significant impact at scale. Inspired by the modern innovation practices popularized by Eric Ries’ bestseller The Lean Startup that have fueled technology breakthroughs touching every aspect of our lives, Anne Mei Chang’s  Lean Impact: How to Innovate for Radically Greater Social Good (Wiley) turns our attention to a new goal – radically greater social good. Social change is far more complicated than building a new app. It requires more listening, more…

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Just the Right Book Podcast: Inside the WSJ’s Book List; Jeff Goodell’s ‘The Water Will Come’

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Looking for a good book to curl up with this winter? We’ve got you covered! In this week’s episode of Just the Right Book Podcast Roxanne is joined by Ellen Gamerman, the Arts and Culture reporter for the Wall Street Journal. Ellen takes us inside the Journal and shares some winter reads and even talks Oscars. Also, in this episode Roxanne speaks to author, journalist, and Rolling Stone contributor Jeff Goodell about his latest book, The Water Will Come. Goodell, who has covered climate change for fifteen years, has previously written five books on topics such as the coal industry, Geoengineering and even a memoir about growing up in Silicon Valley. We have certainly heard the doomsday scenarios of the impact of climate change, the warming ocean, the melting glaciers, and…

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