Startups and Entrepreneurship
- Who it’s from: Billee Howard via Forbes
- What it is: 5 great tips on getting past the 3-year “hump” in creating a startup
- Why we like it: Are you in your first few years of a startup? Congratulations! Keep up with good work and learn how to push past the “hump year!”
- Who it’s from: The Economist
- What it is: A compelling argument concerning reining in leapfrogging and acknowledging the importance of traditional infrastructure.
- Why we like it: While innovative solutions to long-standing problems can’t be contested as effective, in some scenarios, traditional solutions can’t be “leapfrogged.”
- Who it’s from: Jean Case via Medium
- What it is: One tip in a series of 5 that every social entrepreneur needs to succeed.
- Why we like it: Being a “sponge” is crucial in creating a startup. Whether it’s learning what’s been done before you start on an idea or learning what the market needs next, an entrepreneur can never stop learning!
Solutions to Poverty
- Who it’s from: Ashoka via Forbes
- What it is: A report on the essential nature of mobile phones in lifting people out of poverty in developing communities.
- Why we like it: Mobile phones have helped countless people in developing communities gain access to banking services, increase business efficiency, and much more!
- Who it’s from: Inga Vesper via The Guardian
- What it is: An emphasis on the importance of education when it comes to innovative and unfamiliar water sterilization methods in developing communities.
- Why we like it: Using clean and sustainable means of purifying water is crucial, but many don’t trust its effectiveness. Education is key to catalyzing this solution!