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My "Etsy(+)" concept leverages Etsy's global e-commerce website to sell authentic handmade arts & crafts work made by people of specific impoverished regions, giving customers the (+) pricing option to donate additional support to a specific caus

My "Etsy(+)" concept leverages Etsy's global e-commerce website to sell authentic handmade arts & crafts work made by people of specific impoverished regions, giving customers the (+) pricing option to donate additional support to a specific caus

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Jonathan commented on Importing Affordable Medical Devices

Hi Sarah-- I really hope this concept advances, as it would undoubtedly be a significant contribution in any impoverished region. I presume you've heard this story before, but are you familiar with the NeoNurture incubator [for premature newborns]? It's a great case study in medical devices being given to a poor nation without the necessary resources to repair it when it breaks. Alternatively, the NeoNurture team built an incubator out of old car parts that the local mechanic could easily repair. http://nyti.ms/neonurture It reminds me of the book "The Ugly American."

You should check out this impressive group of U of Illinois graduates I met recently who started a company designing affordable universal prosthetics for amputees. Great team/story. http://www.supportipt.org/

Well done. I look forward to follow this concept in the near future!

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Jonathan commented on Book of Social Business - case studies from Caldas

Hi Anne-- I really like your concept here as well as your "Social Entrepreneurship Award." I would love to see this as a book highlighting the best social ventures around the world, detailing the unique problems they're solving and if there are replicable models (or elements there of) that can be repurposed. It looks like you would be a great person to write this book with such impressive international experiences. I would also love to see an international version of this IDEO book as well, if you can spare the time ;) http://amzn.to/IDEO_book_thoughtless_acts

Looking forward to seeing what you come up with next.

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Jonathan commented on Etsy(+): Philanthropic Shopping

The link above does not work because of the additional ")," at the end. Delete the ending or use the link here: http://pricetheory.uchicago.edu/levitt/Papers/WhatTheBagelManSaw.pdf

Thank you!