Lean Impact

By Ann Mei Chang,

Book cover of Lean Impact: How to Innovate for Radically Greater Social Good

Book description

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…

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2 authors picked Lean Impact as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

In social change, it’s easy enough to think you can look at a problem, map out a plan, and execute it. But reality always gets in the way.

In Lean Impact, Ann Mei Chang Shows how to bring an iterative approach to doing good in the world. Translating the “Lean Startup” methodology to social change, Chang shows that it is possible to listen, to learn, and to get results.  

From Jacob's list on social change strategy.

If you want a very practical guide on how companies can innovate for good, Chang’s Lean Impact is for you. A former executive in the tech industry and Chief Innovation Officer at USAID, Chang draws from the best of the tech world while avoiding the worst. She points out that the kinds of social change that are needed will require a different kind of innovation skill than that required to “build an app.” She encourages people to think big with really bold goals while at the same time avoiding scaling too soon in a way that would eliminate the possibility…

From Sarah's list on stakeholder capitalism.

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