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The #1 Biggest Problem With Social Justice Solutions

The Call for Social Justice Lately, it feels like the world’s gone mad. Old, tired paradigms are taking the place of fact and logic. Problems we all thought society had solved decades ago we now know were just festering wounds, lying in wait beneath band aid solutions. It’s frustrating. Exhausting. At times, even hopeless. For [...]

It’s Here: The Ultimate Solution to Better Public Health

It’s Time to Take Action Public health is an often debated topic with few viable solutions. We spend more time talking about it and worrying about its cost than actually developing solutions. Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) are the #1 cause of death and disability worldwide. According to the World Health Organization, noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) are chronic [...]

How Instant Gratification Solutions Kill True Innovation

Everything we do is about right now. YOLO, as pop-culture and easily dismissed as it is, has become a way of life for you, me, and so many others. With the click of one or two buttons, you can have almost anything you want at your door: groceries, entertainment, repair people, and any assorted item [...]

How to Better Solve Global Health Issues with SMAART™

A New Approach to Public Health Policy Health doesn’t occur in a vacuum. Rather, it’s embedded in larger living and working conditions. Yet, we handle social and economic policy as if it wasn’t. When we create policies without considering the broader context, we fail to create sustainable solutions. It’s like treating symptoms without uncovering the [...]

How to Approach Prototyping for Social Entrepreneurs

My last few posts have been detailing the process to take your idea from a cool thought to an actual product or service. We've covered: How to properly formulate your idea Why research is essential Ways to overcome obstacles when innovating At this point, you can give your brain a break from thinking so hard. [...]

How To Overcome Obstacles During the Innovation Process

The last couple of weeks, we've discussed how important forming your ideas and research are to the entrepreneurial process. While I argue those are the most important aspects of turning an idea into a product or service, they aren't always the most fun. The good news is, today's topic is! You're ready to innovate. This [...]

Why Research is Absolutely Essential to Innovation

Research matters. If there was one thing I could teach every entrepreneur in the world, it would be the importance of research. As discussed in a previous post, validating ideas is the key to creating a successful product or service, yet it's the step most often skipped by people. I won't lie to you—research is [...]

The First Step in Innovation for Successful Entrepreneurs

The problem with innovation. The words "innovation" and "entrepreneur" get thrown around haphazardly. So much so, they've started to lose their meaning which, to be honest, was ambiguous to begin with. Being an innovative entrepreneur sounds glamorous, especially when you consider the names attached to that title: Elon Musk, Steve Jobs, Arianna Huffington. But, here's [...]