A crash course in changing the world.
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Added by Kendyl Brahler on January 22, 2013 at 8:03pm — No Comments
Here is the rule I chose, copied and pasted:
Innovate on existing platforms (We’ve got bicycles and mobile phones in Africa, plus lots of metal to weld. Innovate using that stuff, rather than bringing in completely new tech.)
I believe this is an important skill because we need to preserve resources easily found in certain places. If we brought in new technology, that must come from somewhere else, and by bringing in completely new tech. we would be depriving it from where it…Continue
Added by Natalie Kornblum on January 22, 2013 at 3:03pm — No Comments
Do the hard work needed to find a simple solution. As Leonardo da Vinci said, “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication”—and it is the key to this type of design work.
This is quite important because many people in Africa who earn $1 to $2 a day cannot afford "the fruits of life". This begs the question how can I make my innovation simple enough so that people in poverty can afford it. Da Vinci got it right,"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." You must strip your innovation…Continue
Added by Alexi Stoev on January 22, 2013 at 2:48pm — No Comments
Try living for a week on $2 a day
The population of this current world is 7 million. Some people can have money very much, but some people are hard to have money. They don't have their job and they can't eat food as much as people who have their jobs. people who have their own jobs don't know what the poor people are doing everyday. To try living for a week on $2 a day is good to know the poor people's life. We can't buy shirts, foods, and living thing with $2. If I want the water, I…
Added by Kazuhiro Kuramitsu on January 21, 2013 at 5:17am — No Comments
Try living for a week on $2 a day - This really gives you their perspective and how much they can afford. You will make better solutions for them.
Added by Connor Catlett on January 14, 2013 at 3:40pm — No Comments
In 2020, I live in Indonesia in Tangerang Lippo Karawaci, I am a Architectural Designer. Most of the buildings that is in Jakarta is designed by me and built by my brother Ju young. We brothers both work in the same company called 'YdJ. Lee' company, this company is made by my father. We are supporting the orphans. We brothers made more than 50 orphanage and sell or give it for free to the poor people who lives in the streets.
Every morning me and my brother eats breakfast, go to…Continue
Added by Yohan Lee on January 13, 2013 at 3:29pm — No Comments
For my hero I have chosen REGGI KAYONG MUNGGARAN. Reggi was born in 1983 in Pontianak, the capital city of West Kalimatan it is in a island called BORENO. He has three siblings and he is the oldest child in those three. He grew up in a low income neighborhood, so from a young age he already saw his neighbor suffering from a lot of thing such as poverty and recurring violations of their human rights. In his secondary school in 1998, he was eager to help bringing out about political changes,…Continue
Added by Yohan Lee on January 13, 2013 at 2:49pm — No Comments
I chose this secret because; if you give the finished technologies the people who is using will just use and they will not be bothered to make and any. The technology that they are using will eventually break or will be damaged, if the technology break down they won't know how to fix it. If they don't make anything their skills will never improve. In the other way if we teach them how to make and improve their skills they are going to fix the technology that they have used before and maybe…Continue
Added by Yohan Lee on January 11, 2013 at 7:13am — No Comments
I have chose 'Think like a child' as the most important secret because children have no limit to their thinking. Children are young they have full of imagination they like to try new things they are full of curiosity. They also doesn't really have fixed ideas because they haven't learn as much as an adult or student who have learned and studied.
Therefore they don't really have fixed ideas of this world or way to solve a problem they might have different…Continue
Added by Ho Jun Kong on January 11, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments
I think that providing skill is better than just giving finished technology, because finished technology is finished and the function can't be develop or expand more. Finished technology cannot last long, sometimes it will not functioning or even breaks, then they will just need to try to fix it or they can only throw the product away. In other words with providing skills, they can explore more skills by their own with their knowledge and imagination. Skills can also last long, it will never…Continue
My favorite secret are think like a child and go to where the action is. Those secret can be combine. i love that secrets because first of all, nowadays, children already master in technology, which means that they already know how to use it and know about it. Lots of information written on technology (which is called internet) because it's faster and easy. That informations can be use as resources to make our opinion accurate so that we have lots of knowledge that are not fake and that…Continue
Added by Bening Mustika on January 8, 2013 at 1:01am — No Comments
Well, what is a social innovation?
Social innovation is based on new ideas and strategies to solve a problem in a community. This may be done by providing social needs like working together, education, health, and improving community facility.
After I read Exhibit A that consist of 33 secrets of social innovator, I pick the secrete "talk to the people who have the problem – and LISTEN to what they have to say". The reason I pick this secrete as my favorite secrete is because we…Continue
I think in my opinion that the best secret is don't fight culture. Allowing people to stay and keep their culture will make them feel more happier and comfortable. If they were not allowed to stick with their culture, then the people would feel confused about who and where they came from.Sharing their culture could also be a way for people to share their similarities between one another.Continue
Added by Rosa the Katty on December 18, 2012 at 1:16am — No Comments
secret #4 create transparent tchnoligies
Added by Mary Crawford Esslinger on December 5, 2012 at 9:56pm — No Comments
Added by Sneha the challenger on November 5, 2012 at 2:22am — No Comments
My favorite secret was "Go to Where the Action is" because it is the best way to get knowledge about a problem. If you go to the place, you can see what others are expericing in person. You can talk to the people and see their reactions yourself. Sometimes, you can even experience the other person's problems or situations yourself. This secret also helps in being a creative person. Just hearing about something does not bring as much creativity as seeing all the resources and things you can…Continue
Added by Mehal the Magical Witch on November 5, 2012 at 1:15am — No Comments
I had three top favorites, but I'll just say one is 'Share'. Share is my favorite for many reasons. One of those reasons being it lights up other plans in other peoples minds. People can think up of more ideas that are better or worse, or they can improve on the idea in front of them and make changes that can be more Eco-friendly or changes that can save more money.
My second choice is is 'Think Like A Child'. This one is a favorite to me because it allows more thoughts to go through…
My favorite secret was to stay positive and to not get distracted by what other people think. This is important because the only person in your way to get to your dreams is yourself. People can say all they want, but if you believe in something you can do it. To do it, you have to stay positive. This is the energy that keeps you going to succeed your goal. Stay positive and nothing can get in your way.Continue
Added by Christyn Creativity on November 4, 2012 at 10:36pm — No Comments
My favorite secret of social innovation is that you really have to understand the lives and cultures of the people you are trying to help. This was the most important and interesting secret to me because it is so true. You can't expect to just walk into a totally new way of life and start suggesting ideas to the people there. They will likely consider you an outsider who is clueless and won't accept your proposals. You need to understand the culture and environment in which the people live.…Continue
Added by Maia the Lucky on November 4, 2012 at 10:03pm — No Comments
The quote, "think like a child – children have no limit to their thinking," really affected me. Although technically I'm still classified as a child, I have already begun to think like an adult. Some ideas that are actually possible can be tossed away by the doubt of an adult brain. A child accepts all ideas, notably the crazy ones hat actually work, which an adult would disregard.This quote would help me change the world by teaching me not to immediately disregard ideas classified as,…Continue
Added by Joe the Noble on November 4, 2012 at 8:58pm — No Comments