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Turil Cronburg commented on Rik Lander's blog post Fight crap culture, innovate by creating better culture...
"So... respect some people, but not others. Got it."
May 15, 2010
Turil Cronburg commented on Rik Lander's blog post Fight crap culture, innovate by creating better culture...
"I'd also point to Simon Sinek's TED talk, about the importance of WHY, for the reason why I talked about the why being far more important to culture than the what. :-)"
May 15, 2010
Chris Ke Sihai commented on Rik Lander's blog post Fight crap culture, innovate by creating better culture...
"Interestingly, Charles Darwin was a descendant of Josiah Wedgewood, a prominent Quaker who supported the anti-slavery movement. He sponsored the "Am I Not a Man and a Brother?" campaign, which basically took a religious stance against…"
May 15, 2010
Turil Cronburg commented on Rik Lander's blog post Fight crap culture, innovate by creating better culture...
"Also, for clarity, culture isn't WHAT you do, it's WHY you do it, and HOW you do it."
May 15, 2010
Turil Cronburg commented on Rik Lander's blog post Fight crap culture, innovate by creating better culture...
"Fighting is never the only way. But it's a popular one for those who feel threatened, as fear shuts off the higher functions of the brain, which drive creativity, curiosity, and being able to see things from different perspectives. And Koshy,…"
May 15, 2010
nomadHAR commented on Rik Lander's blog post Fight crap culture, innovate by creating better culture...
"i can't think of an innovation that would have ended slavery or 'female circ**cision' or foot binding or drowning female children or et.c. et.c. sometimes, fighting against a culture is the only way."
May 15, 2010
A.V.Koshy commented on Rik Lander's blog post Fight crap culture, innovate by creating better culture...
"whats wrong with animals or not being innovative"
May 15, 2010
Turil Cronburg commented on Rik Lander's blog post Fight crap culture, innovate by creating better culture...
"Sure, you can fight it, but that's not innovative. That's what animals have done for millennia. :-)"
May 15, 2010
nomadHAR commented on Rik Lander's blog post Fight crap culture, innovate by creating better culture...
"first, we should respect and understand a culture. if a part is harmful and cannot be changed within the culture, then we must fight against that culture."
May 14, 2010
Turil Cronburg commented on Rik Lander's blog post Fight crap culture, innovate by creating better culture...
"The point is that if you don't bother to understand what people want, you'll never be able to sell them on your ideas. Another way to say it is to work with people rather than against them."
May 14, 2010
A.V.Koshy commented on Rik Lander's blog post Fight crap culture, innovate by creating better culture...
"fight culture. period."
May 14, 2010
Rik Lander commented on Rik Lander's blog post Fight crap culture, innovate by creating better culture...
"Rahadian - Positive Deviance looks very interesting. I will look into it some more. Thanks for the suggestion..."
May 14, 2010
rahadian p. paramita commented on Rik Lander's blog post Fight crap culture, innovate by creating better culture...
"Have you read about Positive Deviance (PD)? http://positivedeviance.org/ What I've learn from PD is, even in a bad situation, as you mentioned female genital mutilation for instance, there should be an innovation from the society that is a best…"
May 12, 2010
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Fight crap culture, innovate by creating better culture...

I'm on mission one of Evoke and trying to play my part by responding to one of the "secrets of social innovation." Ethan Zuckerman wrote: Don’t fight culture (If people cook by stirring their stews, they’re not going to use a solar oven, no matter what you do to market it. Make them a better stove instead.)I may be misunderstanding what he means, but I would have thought that fighting culture is almost by definition what innovation is. The cultures that enforce female genital mutilation,…See More
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Fight crap culture, innovate by creating better culture...

I'm on mission one of Evoke and trying to play my part by responding to one of the "secrets of social innovation." Ethan Zuckerman wrote: Don’t fight culture (If people cook by stirring their stews, they’re not going to use a solar oven, no matter what you do to market it. Make them a better stove instead.)… Continue

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