A book of DIY designs for everyone to make themselves everything from a hammer to a bicycle, from a refrigerator back to a spade. Cheap, easy-to make designs with clear instructions that use local easy to access resources. Bamboo~?
Case-studies are also included of successes and failures in social enterprise.
"CALDAS BRICOLAJE" (DIY Guidebooks for social entrepreneurs)
It may not sound that hard to design a food cart or a bicycle fruit store, but it is much easier when you have a place to guide you and case studies to learn from. "You must learn from the mistakes of others. You can't possibly live long enough to make them all yourself."
- Sam Levenson
Several books are proposed that will be available on digital and print. The online book will take the form of a website with full screen media and video. Books will be in be both text only and full media form. Avi provides a great link to information, but I feel this needs to be better arranged.
Titles will include.
Harvard teach Business through the case-study. Tim Brown of IDEO said teaching is better achieved when we 'do' rather than when we 'see,' asking how many HBS MBA students can repeat their case-studies in practice? As the case studies are local, the case studies can be visited, experienced or even consulted with. Successes and failures are included. The two-way conversation is critical for me as nobody is a only a reader, everybody is a contributor.