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Social Innovation and the logic of 'With'

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Social Innovation and the logic of 'With'

  1. 1. Social Innovation: The Logic of With San Sebastian, July 2008 Charles Leadbeater
  2. 2. We Think…
  3. 3. Wikipedia, Linux, ….
  4. 4. Barefoot College, Grameen….
  5. 5. A monsoon of ideas….
  6. 6. Gerrard Winstanley, April 1649, St George’s Hill….
  7. 7. <ul><li>The Levelling: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Knowledge, Authority, Power, Economics </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Social Innovators: the New Levellers
  9. 9. A single design principle …
  10. 10. With (and by), not to and for…
  11. 11. <ul><ul><ul><li>The to and for world … </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Knowledge and learning from experts to people </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Organisations as hierarchies </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Authority top down, centralised </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Services that deliver for and do to you </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Politics that speaks for you, broadcasts to you </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Value created by transaction and exchange </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Generating and meeting unmet need/deficits </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><ul><ul><li>The with world … </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Knowledge and learning co-created, ProAm </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Organisations as networks, partnerships </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Authority earned peer to peer, distributed </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Solutions that co-produced, negotiated </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Politics is your voice in conversation and argument </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Value created through interaction, lies in between </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Generating capabilities/building on assets </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  13. 13. With is a way of working, an organisational principle, and commits you to a set of values
  14. 14. With values: respect, mutual, reciprocal, democratic
  15. 15. What is the difference between a full life and an empty life?
  16. 16. What is the difference between a full life and an empty life? Relationships with
  17. 17. Expanding and deepening who we work with and how
  18. 18. Dilemmas of scaling with solutions (mass adaptation) or turn them into to and for solutions (with a trace of values in them)
  19. 19. Do with solutions become by solutions
  20. 20. <ul><ul><ul><li>Identify and understand challenges with the people they affect, </li></ul></ul></ul>
  21. 21. <ul><ul><ul><li>Identify and understand challenges with the people they affect, people often done to by government and markets, </li></ul></ul></ul>
  22. 22. <ul><ul><ul><li>Identify and understand challenges with the people they affect, people often done to by government and markets, and develop solutions with them so they have the capabilities to enact them </li></ul></ul></ul>
  23. 23. <ul><ul><ul><li>Identify and understand challenges with the people they affect, people often done to by government and markets and develop solutions with them so they have the capabilities to enact them and take more control of their lives, with one another </li></ul></ul></ul>
  24. 24. Think and Act, With
  25. 25. First, the promise and the purpose
  26. 26. Second, the capacity to act and to learn
  27. 27. Third, to invest, diffuse and embed
  28. 28. Fourth, change relationships of power, knowledge, resources
  29. 29. Innovating the social: remaking it and reassembling it
  30. 30. A different model of social change - transformation by many small steps
  31. 31. Pragmatopians
  32. 32. Not just a method, set of tools…
  33. 33. The search for ‘Something More’ …
  34. 34. What happened to the Levellers?
  35. 35. No economic/organisational model
  36. 36. Politics turned against them
  37. 37. Their ideas changed the world

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