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Inspiration

The Inspiration phase is where we all collect existing examples which relate to the challenge question. This exploration helps us learn more about the challenge and informs our upcoming ideas for the Concepting phase. We asked you to consider what’s happened on OpenIDEO over the last year as a way to help us determine where to head in from here, with a special focus on impact.

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As many of the other inspirations mentioned, linking social impact to initiatives that take place around the world (DIY fairs, Tweet-ups, experiments, prototypes, etc.) is important. How about consolidating this information in the same platform?

As many of the other inspirations mentioned, linking social impact to initiatives that take place around the world (DIY fairs, Tweet-ups, experiments, prototypes, etc.) is important. How about consolidating this information in the same platform?

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OpenIDEO should use Project H's example of uniting community through courses, public projects, hands-on learning, and volunteer work to solve social problems, including education and poverty. Community is one of our greatest assets.

OpenIDEO should use Project H's example of uniting community through courses, public projects, hands-on learning, and volunteer work to solve social problems, including education and poverty. Community is one of our greatest assets.

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IDEO often talks about the mantra "fail early, fail often". OpenIDEO is a fantastic community, but there is still room for improvement, and learning from failure can help. How has OpenIDEO "failed" in its first year and what can we learn from it?

IDEO often talks about the mantra "fail early, fail often". OpenIDEO is a fantastic community, but there is still room for improvement, and learning from failure can help. How has OpenIDEO "failed" in its first year and what can we learn from it?

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In his book, The New Capitalist Manifesto, Umair Haque talks about a new form of capitalism: constructive capitalism. It is a capitalism that truly serves the key stakeholders: people, communities, society, the natural world and future generations.

In his book, The New Capitalist Manifesto, Umair Haque talks about a new form of capitalism: constructive capitalism. It is a capitalism that truly serves the key stakeholders: people, communities, society, the natural world and future generations.

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Let's get people involved, physically and mentally. One way to do that is to get out there and make yourself accessible. The 'Makers Fair' inspired the thought on how this could happen...

Let's get people involved, physically and mentally. One way to do that is to get out there and make yourself accessible. The 'Makers Fair' inspired the thought on how this could happen...

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With 'social impact' emerging as a center of research, practice, and strategic focus among many elite business schools, I'd like to see OpenIDEO included as part of student activities (e.g. Net Impact) or the curricular projects (e.g. Presidio SOM).

With 'social impact' emerging as a center of research, practice, and strategic focus among many elite business schools, I'd like to see OpenIDEO included as part of student activities (e.g. Net Impact) or the curricular projects (e.g. Presidio SOM).

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What is social impact? To me it's all about people. And reaching every single one of them.

What is social impact? To me it's all about people. And reaching every single one of them.

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Do something • Learn something • Share something • Change something

Do something • Learn something • Share something • Change something

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What if we can crowdsource the efforts to realize concepts & ideas through encouraging microvolunteering?

What if we can crowdsource the efforts to realize concepts & ideas through encouraging microvolunteering?

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Scalability is the key to maximal impact. OpenIDEO can licence it's software platform to schools and municipalities across the globe to foster innovation from the ground up.

Scalability is the key to maximal impact. OpenIDEO can licence it's software platform to schools and municipalities across the globe to foster innovation from the ground up.

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we need a matchmaker for our ideas and skills...hey can't computers do that?

we need a matchmaker for our ideas and skills...hey can't computers do that?

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Fundation Bankinter  "The only foundation in the European financial system committed to fostering innovation-sustained wealth."... And they definitly do, I put this into inspiration source because of the content they produce, its inspiring!

Fundation Bankinter "The only foundation in the European financial system committed to fostering innovation-sustained wealth."... And they definitly do, I put this into inspiration source because of the content they produce, its inspiring!

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You can't define it because it's constantly changing but you can explore it especially with the book The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell. Here is a summary http://www.leadershipexpertise.com/book_summary_the_tipping_point.php

You can't define it because it's constantly changing but you can explore it especially with the book The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell. Here is a summary http://www.leadershipexpertise.com/book_summary_the_tipping_point.php

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Building on Sarah's mention of OpenIDEO Tweet-ups, another favorite memory of mine was the Grameen Social Business Challenge live webcast we did with the Grameen Creative Lab.

Building on Sarah's mention of OpenIDEO Tweet-ups, another favorite memory of mine was the Grameen Social Business Challenge live webcast we did with the Grameen Creative Lab.

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Peers publicly stating their goals to each other is more likely to inspire action among the whole group than tackling a goal individually would. It's the social virus for getting things done; because your goal matter.

Peers publicly stating their goals to each other is more likely to inspire action among the whole group than tackling a goal individually would. It's the social virus for getting things done; because your goal matter.

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Turntable.fm is a fairly new social media site that allows people to take turns playing music for each other. It is a very basic premise, but leads to a very interesting musical journey!

Turntable.fm is a fairly new social media site that allows people to take turns playing music for each other. It is a very basic premise, but leads to a very interesting musical journey!

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