Lean Impact: How to Innovate for Radically Greater Social Good
will help anyone maximize their social impact and scale, whether they are funders, policy makers, entrepreneurs, service providers, academics or a champion of social good. Author Ann Mei Chang has over 20 years' experience at such leading companies as Google, Apple and Intuit, as well as a range of startups and will be sharing her story along with successful practices highlighted in her book. We invite you to join us for her talk, along with audience Q&A, and a book signing.
Event registration includes lunch and a copy of the book.
About the Book
Technology solutions for even our most mundane needs are proliferating fast, while progress remains unacceptably slow for some of the world’s most pressing social issues, from poverty to the environment. There must be a way to close this gap by applying the same innovation practices from Silicon Valley, which have been proven to
Lean methodologies helped companies build successful products and services under conditions of extreme uncertainty. Lean Impact
adapts this approach to innovating for purpose rather than profits. The book’s insights are drawn from Chang’s decades of experience innovating at tech companies, and with nonprofits and government, including as a Senior Engineering Director at Google, and as Chief Innovation Officer at USAID and Mercy Corps.
In Lean Impact
, she introduces three guiding principles for change-makers:
About the Author
- Think Big: set audacious goals based on the real need in the world
- Start Small: run rapid experiments to accelerate the pace of learning
- Relentlessly Seek Impact: fall in love with the problem (not your solution) and follow the data.
Ann Mei Chang is Executive Director of Lean Impact at the Lean Startup Company. Previously, she was Chief Innovation Officer at USAID and Mercy Corps. Prior to her pivot to the public sector, Ann Mei Chang was a seasoned Silicon Valley executive, with more than 20 years' experience at such leading companies as Google, Apple and Intuit, as well as a range of startups. She has spoken at TEDx MidAtlantic, SxSW, Social Good Summit, Skoll World Forum,
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