May 3, 2010, 13 Comments

We’ve all had the “What is social entrepreneurship?” discussion. The topic was even the recent focus of Stanford Social Innovation Review’s cover article. Yet the definitions we apply to social […]

ActionMap – Can Technology Marketize “Traditional” Development?

January 21, 2010, 4 Comments

The social entrepreneurship crew generally likes to poo poo traditional development. And why not? It is an easy target given the widely held belief th ...

What Could Corporate America Possibly Teach the Social Sector About Org Culture?

January 11, 2010, 2 Comments

45% of people in the United States like their jobs.  That’s the depressing conclusion of a recent Conference Board survey on job satisfaction ...

What Can the Google Phone Teach Us About Collaboration?

December 22, 2009, 1 Comment

It’s often said that 1+1=3…or 11, or 100.  Or some other number greater than 2.  But can 1+1=1.5, or even -1? Android’s Awkwar ...

  • 4 Tips for Becoming a Metrics Maven
    December 10, 2009, 5 Comments

    Yesterday I looked at reasons to be skeptical of metrics, which carry inherent dangers. However, that is not to say that metrics should be thrown out. Measures of your organization [...]

  • 3 Reasons to Be a Metrics Skeptic
    December 9, 2009, 10 Comments

    Are metrics imperfect? Can they do as much harm as good? Are they easily influenced by ideology and dogma? The answer to all of these questions, of course, is “of [...]