What bothers me about [the toss wet noodles and see if they stick] theme in LEAN startup, rush to scale, and macho-nerd-tech thinking is that for the organizations and companies I care about, the customers and users are either vulnerable or actively working to assist those who are. Serving up half-baked solutions just isn’t good enough.
A quote is making the socmed rounds today, attributed to Reid Hoffman, a co-founder of LinkedIn, “If you're not embarrassed by the first version of your product, you've launched too late.” The point is iterate fast and release often. Hmmm…yeah, right, but. I'm a business owner and a (perhaps ...
Pleased to see the results report on our pilot Beginning Farmer Rancher Program (Delta Farm Start) in the Mississippi Delta. Modest and good numbers. That means increased profits for emerging small production farms and more money in the pockets of farmworkers. And it means a bit more fresh and local (and usually organic and low pesticide) produce on the tables of their neighbors.
Posted some recipes on the website for the Mississippi Delta Council for Farm Workers Opportunities Inc farmers market. Inspired by the figs, okra, toms, sweet potatoes, herbs, and fresh eggs we purchased when visiting in August.
The Social Innovation Lab annual Kickoff event tonight, December 2nd at 5pm in the Smith Building (400 N. Broadway) at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. The 2013-2014 teams will quickly pitch their ideas — Our Baltimore colleagues hope you’ll come out to support some of city’s young social entrepreneurs. The event is free, food will be provided, and over 100 have rsvp’d, so it should turn into a fun networking event for the SocEnt community.
Join us for The Social Innovation Lab's annual kickoff at 5pm on December 2nd in the Smith Building at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Food and refreshments will be provided while attendees interact with the 2013-2014 cohort of SIL teams, network with other socially-motivated individuals in Baltimore, and hear from JHU President Ronald Daniels on the importance of social enterprise to the University and to the City of Baltimore...
Hidalgo County, Tex., on the border with Mexico, has among the highest obesity rates and the highest poverty rates in the United States. Residents can afford only the cheapest foods, and now those foods are wreaking havoc on their health.
Highly recommended for substantive feedback and learning. The William James Foundation 11th annual Sustainable Business Plan Competition works to help entrepreneurs scale their ideas into the next great truly sustainable businesses. Small cash and loads of service prizes. Hundreds of judges and mentors. Apply by Nov 15th, 2013 via http://tinyurl.com/wjfapplication. More information at http://www.williamjamesfoundation.org.
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