This post could also be titled: How to avoid unnecessary risk. I encounter it with entrepreneurs more often than not: the willingness to take a leap of faith over doing the necessary ground work, or being reckless in the name of their “risk-taking confident” self-image. Eric Ries calls it “waste” in his Lean Start-up approach. […]
To make your social innovation succeed, you need to get these right: Value Viability Impact Scalability Feasibility The catch: I believe you need to figure them all out pretty much at the same time. If you leave one or more out, thinking: “I will figure that out later.”, you are probably heading for trouble. And […]
Are you a Social Entrepreneur or working on innovation at an NGO or Social Enterprise/Start-up? Then you know how important it is to get to ‘financial sustainability’, to make your initiative long-lasting, to go beyond grants and pilots and scale up. For you I created the Social Business Model Calculator! This Calculator lets you easily […]
Do you want to work on stuff that matters? Since 2010 a group of people in Wellington, New Zealand have been organizing themselves to do just that. Now you can read how they did it!
Once we have come to realize that the Silicon Valley model of startup-based innovation is not for the betterment of people and planet, but is a hyper-accelerated version of the existing growth-based capitalist Operating System increasing inequality, destroying nature and benefiting the 1%, the question arises: is there an alternative?
Once upon a time hippies where roaming the world. They were a happy bunch, living in freedom and spiritual abundance. A small group of them lived in a place called California, or to be more specific, an area that had the appearance of a lush valley. In that valley life was good. A new kind […]
Having witnessed the first Rockstart Smart Energy Accelerator Demo Day in Amsterdam, I can conclude only one thing. Are these guys (yes, not a single girl, how unfortunate) rock stars? Well, their stage performance can lead me to only one conclusion: no way!