Give Charities a Chance (to Operate)

One the one hand, we have a TED Talk with Dan Pallotta making a very strong case for injecting some of the evils of the private sector – high executive pay, persuasive marketing, high overhead – into the veins of philanthropic organizations (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfAzi6D5FpM). On the other, we have a recent CNN article (http://www.cnn.com/2013/06/13/us/worst-charities/index.html?hpt=hp_t1) uncovering the […]

Dear Washington: It’s Time to Get Lean

Experimentation. Innovation. Lean. What are “words you would never associate with government, Alex?” The Lean Startup is a hot, new(ish) concept that turns the established norms of entrepreneurship on their respective heads – the traditional business plan, forecasts, traditional financial documents…these take a back seat to agile development, the expectation of failure, and what Lean […]