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.
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?
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.
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?
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.
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).
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!
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
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.