we're screwed

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we're screwed

  1. 1. we’re screwed. now what are you gonna do about it? Social Innovation @ Ivey Forum March 24, 2010
  2. 2. First, a bit about...
  3. 3. me
  4. 4. unschooler
  5. 5. runner
  6. 6. entrepreneur
  7. 7. ‘career path’ ‘founding’ 1991 2010 ‘working’
  8. 8. Life is messy and unpredictable.
  9. 9. I don’t know what I’m doing.
  10. 10. Everything I do...
  11. 11. teaches me about what i’m good at...
  12. 12. connects me with people I can do more stuff with...
  13. 13. challenges me to look deeper and ask...
  14. 14. What’s the point?
  15. 15. 13,700,000,000 years ago
  16. 16. 4,450,000,000 years ago
  17. 17. 130,000 years ago
  18. 18. 7,300 years ago - Agriculture
  19. 19. 150 years ago - Industrial Revolution
  20. 20. We are powerful.
  21. 21. 1945 - Hiroshima
  22. 22. We are dangerous.
  23. 23. 1983 - Exxon Valdez Spill
  24. 24. 1994 - Rwanda
  25. 25. 2000 - Aral Sea dies
  26. 26. We thought we were in control.
  27. 27. 2001 - 911
  28. 28. 2006 - Climate Change
  29. 29. 2008 - Global markets collapse
  30. 30. We were wrong.
  31. 31. “A flaw in the model... ...that defines how the world works.”
  32. 32. WE
  33. 33. ...are making our planet inhospitable.
  34. 34. We are killing each other.
  35. 35. We are killing ourselves.
  36. 36. We’re screwed.
  37. 37. But, there’s hope.
  38. 38. If we created this mess...
  39. 39. ... then we can create something better.
  40. 40. social entrepreneurship = creating a better world
  41. 41. it happens... at many levels
  42. 42. social benefit social impact systems change
  43. 43. it happens... through many forms
  44. 44. government Social Social Non-profit Purpose For-profit Enterprise Business social movements
  45. 45. it happens... using many tools
  46. 46. technology Social Innovation policy finance
  47. 47. but it all starts... with people
  48. 48. Prof. Muhammad Yunus
  49. 49. Tzeporah Berman
  50. 50. Tom Szaky
  51. 51. it all starts with...
  52. 52. you
  53. 53. what are you going to do? Michael Lewkowitz, Igniter michael@igniter.com http://igniter.com twitter etc. “Igniter”

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