The Buzz 6-1-12
Our quick read on the top tweets, news, and buzz circulating in the field of changemaking this past week. Tell us, what's got you talking? And what do you want to be talking about?
- Writers, management gurus, executives are notorious for giving us lists of how to do something well. Eight ways of creating a passionate work culture— this is a good one that you should keep. You probably already know them—like hiring the right people, communicating, and creating great spaces—but, you may not have thought of celebrating differences or tending the weeds. Read more: http://ht.ly/bkNE6
- TED2013 Fellowship applications are open! They’re looking for “eclectic, heterogeneous thinkers and doers from the fields of technology, entertainment, design…entrepreneurship and NGOs.” Anyone over the age of eighteen is eligible to apply. This is an application you want to take your time on, so start early so that you can submit by the deadline on July 13th: http://ht.ly/bkNTu
- We write personal obituaries as growth exercises and opportunities to take the long view on the legacies we want to leave. What if we wrote an obituary for our organizations? What legacy do you want your company to leave in its sector, in the country or community you operate, for the people who work there? So ask yourself, “If your company went out of business tomorrow, who would miss you and why?” The answer may help you clarify the long view on the social change you want to make. http://ht.ly/bkOfj
- The President is looking for Innovation Fellows—individuals who will focus on “tours of duty” in federal government on game-changing projects. Partnering with government change agents, these Fellows will aim to deliver significant results for open data, health care technology, or mobile banking. It’s a short application, but apply quickly! http://ht.ly/blcJ9
- Management Innovation eXchange challenged innovators and hackers to participate in their Long-Term Capitalism Challenge—a challenge to advance a more “principled, patient, and social accountable” capitalism. Finalists include ideas from Ashoka, BLabs, Grameen Foundation, Panera, and Nike. Definitely worth a look: http://ht.ly/bldHb
- Hybrid organizations are on the rise—they pursue a social mission while also taking on commercial activities to sustain their operations. But, they’re not without their challenges. And they will only continue to thrive if a “village” of support surrounds them—investment, regulation, and consumers will all need to grow along with these ventures: http://ht.ly/bleMi
We're announcing our new class of Fellows this week, so be sure to learn more about the Finalists before we do! http://www.echoinggreen.org/blog/2012-finalists
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