«Sweden, leading the world in innovation»

«One hundred years ago Sweden was one of the poorest countries in Europe. Today it's ranked as the world's most innovative country, and a world leader in many research areas. This is a journey through some of the fields in which Swedish research excels.» (swedenses kanal)

An innovation


«How to manage for collective creativity |
Linda Hill»

«How to manage for collective creativity | Linda Hill | TEDxCambridge.

»This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. At the heart of innovation is a paradox: you have to unleash the talents and passions of many people, yet you have to harness them into a work that is actually useful. Management professor Linda Hill offers three keys to overcoming this paradox and building a truly innovative organization.

»Linda A. Hill is the Wallace Brett Donham Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School. She is the faculty chair of the Leadership Initiative and has chaired numerous HBS Executive Education programs, including the Young Presidents’ Organization Presidents’ Seminar and the High Potentials Leadership Program. She was course-head during the development of the new Leadership and Organizational Behavior MBA required course. She is the co-author, with Greg Brandeau, Emily Truelove, and Kent Lineback of Collective Genius: The Art and Practice of Leading Innovation and coauthor with Kent Lineback of Being the Boss: The 3 Imperatives of Becoming a Great Leader. In 2013, she was named by Thinkers50 as one of the top ten management thinkers in the world.

»Professor Hill’s consulting and executive education activities have been in the areas of leadership development, talent management, leading change and innovation, implementing global strategies, and managing cross-organizational relationships. Organizations with which she has worked include General Electric, Reed Elsevier, Accenture, Pfizer, IBM, MasterCard, Mitsubishi, Morgan Stanley, the National Bank of Kuwait, AREVA, and The Economist.

»Professor Hill is a member of the Board of Directors of State Street Corporation, Eaton Corp., and Harvard Business Publishing. She is a trustee of the The Bridgespan Group and the Art Center College of Design. She is on the Board of Advisors for the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund USA and a Special Representative to the Board of Trustees of Bryn Mawr College. She is a former member of the Board of Trustees of The Rockefeller Foundation. She is also on the Advisory Board of the Aspen Institute Business and Society Program. She serves on the Editorial Board of the Leadership Quarterly.

»About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations).» (TEDx Talks - TEDxCambridge)

An innovator


«Leading Urban Innovation with Sukhumbhand Paribatra and Jim Watson»

«Sukhumbhand Paribatra, Governor of Bangkok, and Jim Watson, Mayor of Ottawa, have a conversation on the main stage to talk about the work and challenges cities face. Chaired by One Young World Ambassador, LaTrenda Leonard, they discuss ground-breaking and innovative ideas to address issues in cities such as public safely, terrorism, climate change, aging populations, economic progress, regional collaboration and refugees.» (One Young World)

Public Administration and innovation


Newsletter L&I, n.º 84 (2015-12-28)

n.º 84 (2015-12-28)

Administração Pública e inovação | Administración Pública e innovación |
Administration Publique et innovation | Public Administration and innovation

Um inovador | Un innovador | Un innovateur | An innovator

Uma inovação | Una innovación | Une innovation | An innovation

A execução da inovaçao | La ejecución de la innovación | L’exécution de l’innovation |
The innovation execution


Liderar Inovando (BR)

«Em Discussão - Ciência, Tecnologia e Inovação» [web 1/3] [web 2/3] [web 3/3] [intro]
«O uso da tecnologia na educação é bom ou ruim?» [web] [intro]
«Direito, Inovação Tecnológica e o desafio das novas tecnologias | BioTecJus» [web] [intro]
«Inovação na Educação: Como a tecnologia tem impactado a educação no Brasil» [web] [intro]

Liderar Inovando (PT)

«Navegando em Portugal no mar azul da inovação | Rodrigo Adão da Fonseca» [web] [intro]
«Inovação em Portugal | "Produzimos conhecimento mas não o transformamos em bens transacionáveis"» [web 1/2 (resumo)] [web 2/2 (vídeo completo)] [intro]
«A escola sem paredes - Amorim Lima | Ana Elisa de Siqueira» [web] [intro]
«INOCOP - Inovação e Melhoria da Performance do Cluster Automóvel» [web] [intro]

Liderar Innovando (ES)

«Gestión de la innovación sanitaria no tecnológica» [web] [intro]
«Ecuador, decidido a romper dependencia tecnológica con otros países» [web] [intro]
«Activanet - Una red social para innovadores y emprendedores tecnológicos» [web] [intro]
«Innovación social y sanidad | Ponencia de Elena Urdaneta en el #Foro2ISJOVESOLIDES ESPAÑA» [web] [intro]

Mener avec Innovation (FR)

«Conférence ASIT et l'innovation non technologique» [web] [intro]
«NBIC Le grand gouroux du transhumanisme» [web] [intro]
«L'innovation technologique n'existe pas» [web] [intro]
«L'innovation technologique peut-elle contribuer à une pêche durable?» [web] [intro]

Leadership and Innovation (EN)

«Educational Innovation through Collaboration | Jason Pasatta» [web] [intro]
«The Alibaba Effect: #FICOD15 opening - Porter Erisman, worldwide e-commerce specialist» [web] [intro]
«Harnessing innovative technology to open access to law and justice | Gerald Abila» [web] [intro]
«White House Energy Summit Panel: Role of Foundations in Clean Energy Innovation» [web] [intro]

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«White House Energy Summit Panel: Role of Foundations in Clean Energy Innovation»

«White House Energy Summit Panel: Role of Foundations in Clean Energy Innovation.

»Our Executive Director Sonal Shah moderated a panel for the White House Energy Summit on the role of foundations, specifically in advancing climate solutions and clean energy innovation.» (Georgetown University Beeck Center)

The innovation execution


«Harnessing innovative technology to open access to law and justice | Gerald Abila»

«Harnessing innovative technology to open access to law and justice. | Gerald Abila | TEDxKampala

»Publicado el 6 mar. 2015Gerald Abila discusses which technologies can and have been used to drive the open access to the law and through practical case study presentation, provides insights on how to overcome structural and non-structural challenges of these technologies and strategies to maximise the opportunity for mass engagement through information technology.

»Gerald founded BarefootLaw while still an undergraduate Law student with an objective of overcoming the huge inefficiencies in terms of resources, and access to the Justice Law and Order Sector in Uganda. He believed in the use of existing IT, and innovative tools such as Social Media, SMS, Skype, Apps, Mobile Telephony, Radio, Video Conferencing and Email to develop solutions in the legal field. Gerald holds a Bachelors Degree in Law (LLB) and a Diploma in Legal practice from the Law Development Center in Kampala, Uganda and is currently pursuing a Masters’ Scholarship (LLM) with a specialization in Natural Resource Law. Gerald’s was awarded the Uganda Young Achiever Award in December 2013, was part of the BarefootLaw team’s that was recognized at SMA Awards and won the Social Justice Award, and was a finalist at the UCC-ACIA award. He also a recipient of the Young Achievers Award 2013.

»This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx» (TEDx Talks)

An innovation


«The Alibaba Effect: #FICOD15 opening - Porter Erisman, worldwide e-commerce specialist»

«The Alibaba Effect: how an Internet company started by a schoolteacher is reshaping e-commerce worldwide. Fifteen years ago, few people would have imagined that an e-commerce company started by a Chinese schoolteacher would rise from an apartment into the world’s largest e-commerce company. But the company that Jack Ma founded in 1999, Alibaba, now handles more transactions on its websites than eBay and Amazon combined and is valued at approximately US$200 billion. Porter Erisman, a former Alibaba Vice-President, had a front-row seat to Alibaba’s rise and shares the inside story with FICOD attendees. In his keynote address at FICOD, Porter Erisman discusses the successes and mistakes that Alibaba encountered as it battled US Internet titans on its way to become China’s first global internet company. He discusses the “China model” of e-commerce and how it is helping to spark an e-commerce boom in emerging markets. He provides insights for students, entrepreneurs and businesspeople in Spain on how to participate in this new e-commerce golden era.» (FICOD)

An innovator


«Educational Innovation through Collaboration | Jason Pasatta»

«Educational Innovation through Collaboration | Jason Pasatta | TEDxMacatawa

»Jason Pasatta talks about ways to innovate education and engage students.

»Jason Pasatta is the Development Director for Career and Technical Education within the Ottawa Area Intermediate School District (OAISD), which serves 55,000 public and non-public school students. In this position, he has developed and is championing the FuturePREP program, an initiative that connects education, business and the community to provide relevant learning options both for educators and students. Earlier, Jason worked for the Chicago Public Schools where he developed and implemented a Technology Magnet Program within 19 schools in the city, many of which were located in Chicago’s highest-need neighborhoods. Jason holds degrees from the University of Michigan and Harvard University and is currently pursuing a doctorate in Educational Administration and Leadership at Loyola University of Chicago. Jason serves on the Holland Public Schools’ Board of Education.

»This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx» (TEDx Talks - TEDxMacatawa)

Public Administration and innovation


Newsletter L&I, n.º 83 (2015-12-21)

n.º 83 (2015-12-21)

Administração Pública e inovação | Administración Pública e innovación |
Administration Publique et innovation | Public Administration and innovation

Um inovador | Un innovador | Un innovateur | An innovator

Uma inovação | Una innovación | Une innovation | An innovation

A execução da inovaçao | La ejecución de la innovación | L’exécution de l’innovation |
The innovation execution


Liderar Inovando (BR)

«Empreendedorismo + Tecnologia + Inovação Social: Um giro pelo mundo» [web] [intro]
«Transformação social através do design de interação - H.D. Mabuse» [web] [intro]
«Tecnologia Social - Brasilianas.org debate o papel da transformação social» [web] [intro]
«Transformação social com a robótica: Henrique Foresti» [web] [intro]

Liderar Inovando (PT)

«Transformação Social e Igualdade de Gênero: O Poder da Educação | Gina Vieira» [web] [intro]
«UAL aposta em projecto inovador» [web] [intro]
«Os desafios globais da Educação Universitária e o papel da Inovação e do Empreendedorismo!» [web] [intro]
«Outro Feminismo ou Pós-Feminismo» [web] [intro]

Liderar Innovando (ES)

«Novagob2015 Sesión Técnicas y tecnologías para transformar la administración» [web 1/3] [web 2/3] [web 3/3] [intro]
«“Grandes Innovadores Latinoamericanos”. Oppenheimer Presenta. #1436» [web] [intro]
«La forma en que Steve Jobs cambió el mundo» [web] [intro]
«La innovación es la respuesta» [web] [intro]

Mener avec Innovation (FR)

«Transformation d'une entreprise publique, X. Quérat-Hément» [web] [intro]
«Innovation, intelligence économique et industrie pharmaceutique - Fabienne Berthet» [web] [intro]
«Les Matins de France Culture - Innovation ou partage des richesses: quelle gouvernance économique pour la France?» [web] [intro]
«Tristan Nitot - "Le logiciel libre et le web au service du changement social"» [web] [intro]

Leadership and Innovation (EN)

«Design Thinking, Social Change and Governance Revolution in India feat. Vivek Srinivasan» [web] [intro]
«Future Day - John Smart Interview» [web] [intro]
«Clayton Christensen on disruptive innovation - Clarendon Lectures» [web] [intro]
«Smart society & Collaborative city. CC 2 - Social innovation» [web] [intro]

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«Smart society & Collaborative city. CC 2 - Social innovation»

«Smart society & Collaborative city. CC 2 - Social innovation.

»How should sustainability and quality of life be understood in order to make them available across the world? Initiatives aimed at enhancing social capabilities, finding new ways of understanding society, creativity and innovation with the focus on how to foster social change for more sustainable societies.


»Adel Ebeid - Chief Innovation Officer - City of Philadelphia - Philadelphia - USA.

»Hiroki Iwasa - Head of GRA Group - GRA Group - Yamamoto - Japan.

»Tao Chen - Associate Professor - Yuntong International Smart Tourism Research Institute, School of Public Administration, Huazhong University of Science and Technology - Wuhan - China.

»Juan Pablo Espinosa Burgos - Gerente Administrativo y Logístico de Agua de Quito - Empresa Pública Metropolitana de Agua Potable y Saneamiento de Quito, Agua de Quito - Quito - Ecuador.


»Juan Luis Nuñez - Director - Fundación Pais Digital - Las Condes - Chile.» (Smart City Expo World Congress)

The innovation execution


«Clayton Christensen on disruptive innovation - Clarendon Lectures»

«Clayton Christensen on disruptive innovation - Clarendon Lectures 10th June 2013.

»In the first of his lectures for Saïd Business School, Clayton Christensen explains his theory of disruption, drawing on examples of innovations occurring in the steel industry and from leading companies such as Toyota, Sony, Walmart and Indian refrigerator manufacturer, Godrej. Christensen explores how the theory can explain why the economies of America, England and Japan have stagnated. He also uses the theory to analyse how economies in Asia have achieved prosperity and to examine why countries such as Mexico are not experiencing economic growth.

»Clayton's lecture from 10 June can be found here: http://youtu.be/Ei57yFEljrI

»Clayton's lecture from 11 June can be found here: http://youtu.be/WJzYTxXH7R0» (Saïd Business School, University of Oxford)

An innovation


«Future Day - John Smart Interview»

«Future Day - March 1st http://futureday.org

»John Smart is a futurist and scholar of accelerating change. He is founder and president of the Acceleration Studies Foundation, an organization that does "outreach, education, research, and advocacy with respect to issues of accelerating change.". Smart has an MS in futures studies from the University of Houston, and a BS in business administration from U.C. Berkeley.

»Smart is the principal advocate of the concept of "STEM compression," (formerly "MEST compression") the idea that the most (ostensibly) complex of the universe's extant systems at any time (galaxies, stars, habitable planets, living systems, and now technological systems) use progressively less space, time, energy and matter ("STEM") to create the next level of complexity in their evolutionary development.[2] A similar perspective is found in Buckminster Fuller's writings on ephemeralization.

»In what he calls the "developmental singularity hypothesis",[3] Smart proposes that STEM compression, as a driver of accelerating change, must lead cosmic intelligence to a future of highly-miniaturized, accelerated, and local "transcension" to extra-universal domains, rather than to space-faring expansion within our existing universe. The transcension scenario (vs. expansion scenario) proposes that once civilizations saturate their local region of space with their intelligence, they need to leave our visible, macroscopic universe in order to continue exponential growth of complexity and intelligence, and thus disappear from this universe, thus explaining the Fermi Paradox. Developments in astrobiology make this a testable hypothesis. A related proposal may be found in the selfish biocosm hypothesis of complexity theorist James N. Gardner.

»Smart has been criticized by some in the futures community as overly reductionist and a techno-optimist.His writings do discuss risks, abuses, and social regulation of technology, but usually as a secondary theme, subject to "inevitable" acceleration. In his defense, he claims universal and human-historical accelerating change (see Carl Sagan's Cosmic Calendar) do not appear to be simply a product of evolution but of some universal developmental process, one apparently protected, in a general statistical sense, by poorly understood immune systems in complex systems. In his public presentations he calls for better characterization and use of existing processes of intelligence, immunity, and interdependence development in biological, cultural, and technological systems. He has critiqued systems scholars such as Jonathan Huebner, who claim that the rate of global innovation appears to be slowing down. His counterthesis is that innovation is increasingly conducted by and within technological systems, and is thereby becoming more abstract and difficult to measure by human social standards.

»An advocate of foresight and "acceleration-awareness" in education, Smart has proposed a developmental categorization of futurist thinking, maintains a list of global futures studies programs, and has authored an open source required undergraduate course in foresight development, modeled after required foresight courses at Tamkang University in Taiwan. He has argued that just as history (hindsight) and current events (insight) are core general education requirements, the methods and knowledge base of futures studies (foresight), deserve inclusion in the modern undergraduate curriculum.

»Interviewed by Adam A. Ford.» (Adam A. Ford)

An innovator


«Design Thinking, Social Change and Governance Revolution in India feat. Vivek Srinivasan»

«"Delivering Public Services Directly: Design Thinking, Social Change and Governance Revolution in India" by Vivek Srinivasan, Program Manager, Program on Liberation Technology, CDDRL, Stanford

»-- To download the presentation, please click here: http://stanford.io/1FdxX0O

»*This presentation is part of CDDRL's Spring 2015 Research Seminar Series. For more information on CDDRL, please visit: cdddl.fsi.stanford.edu.*


»Tamil Nadu is among the few states in India that provides basic public services such as schools, water, electricity, primary healthcare and transport almost universally. These services function remarkably well, making a significant difference to the lives of people. In many cases, the state has achieved better outcomes than other states of India, but with comparable budgets.

»In this talk, Vivek argues that the effectiveness of Tamil Nadu's administration can be linked to underlying processes akin to 'human centered design' that has been popularized by the Design School at Stanford, among others. This form of design thinking is slowly but surely making its way to other parts of India leading to a small revolution in governance in India today.

»The talk is be based on his recently published book, Delivering Public Services Effectively: Tamil Nadu & Beyond.


»Vivek Srinivasan joined the CDDRL Liberation Technology Program as the program manager in February 2011 after completing his Ph.D. in social sciences from the Maxwell School of Syracuse University. Prior to this, he worked with campaigns on various socio-economic rights in India, including the right to food, education and the right to information. Based on these experiences Srinivasan has written (and co-authored) extensively on issues surrounding the right to food, including Notes from the right to food campaign: people's movement for the right to food (2003), Rights based approach and human development: An introduction (2008), Gender and the right to food: A critical re-examination (2006), Food Policy and Social Movements: Reflections on the Right to Food Campaign in India (2007).

»In working with these campaigns, he realized the widespread disparities in the provision of basic public services in India. This led him to examine how Tamil Nadu, a southern Indian state, developed extensive commitment to providing such services to all its residents in his doctoral dissertation. Oxford University Press published Srinivasan’s book based on the dissertation entitled, "Delivering services effectively: Tamil Nadu and Beyond" in 2014.

»As a full-time activist, he also experimented with various IT platforms to make the campaigns effective. This interest brought him to the Liberation Technology Program at Stanford where Srinivasan is currently leading a research project entitled "Combating corruption with mobile phones."» (Stanford CDDRL)

Public Administration and innovation


Newsletter L&I, n.º 81-82 (2015-12-14)

Administração Pública e inovação | Administración Pública e innovación |
Administration Publique et innovation | Public Administration and innovation

Um inovador | Un innovador | Un innovateur | An innovator

Uma inovação | Una innovación | Une innovation | An innovation

A execução da inovaçao | La ejecución de la innovación | L’exécution de l’innovation |
The innovation execution

Liderar Inovando (BR)

«Inovação para Transformação» [web] [intro]
«O servidor e a administração pública no Estado contemporâneo» [web] [intro]
«Reformas habitacionais e transformação social: Fernando Assad» [web] [intro]
«Comunicação Como Ferramenta para a Transformação Social | Nádia Rebouças» [web] [intro]

Liderar Inovando (PT)

«O Portugal Democrático» [web] [intro]
«Robótica e Inovação Social - Entrevista com Prof. Pedro Lima» [web] [intro]
«Raízes - Programa de Inovação Social da Fundação Dom Cabral» [web] [intro]
«Economia Social em Portugal» [web] [intro]

Liderar Innovando (ES)

«Innovación y gestión del cambio en nuestras Administraciones Públicas» [web] [intro]
«Directivos 2.0 innovación y productividad social para tiempos de cambio. Alfonso Alcántara» [web] [intro]
«Emprendizaje en equipo, eje del cambio social: Iñigo Blanco» [web] [intro]
«La Biblioteca como espacio de innovación y aprendizaje colaborativo - Chris Coward» [web] [intro]

Mener avec Innovation (FR)

«Santé, mortalité, vieillissement, enjeux actuels: une table-ronde de l'Ined» [web] [intro]
«L'entrepreneur, principal agent de changement social: Patrick Chassagne» [web] [intro]
«Frédéric Mazzella (Blabla Car): "L'innovation doit favoriser le changement social"» [web] [intro]
«L'image comme moteur de changement social | Charlotte Marchesseault» [web] [intro]

Leadership and Innovation (EN)

«Brenton Caffin - The empathic state» [web] [intro]
«Do Social Innovators Produce Social Change?» [web] [intro]
«Social change at scale -- that's innovation!: Jim Fruchterman» [web] [intro]
«Kanika Gupta - Taking your Ideas into Action» [web] [intro]

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«Kanika Gupta - Taking your Ideas into Action»

«CFC Keynote - Kanika Gupta - Taking your Ideas into Action | @marioninstitute

»http://www.connectingforchange.org Connecting for Change: Bioneers by the Bay conference hosted by the Marion Institute is A SOLUTIONS BASED gathering that brings together a diverse audience to create deep and positive change in their communities. The conference connects the dots between food and farming, health and healing, indigenous knowledge, women and youth leadership, green business and restorative living.

»KANIKA GUPTA - This interactive presentation will explore the inspiration behind SoJo and what it took in the early days to bring SoJo's vision to life. Lessons Learned and tangible take-aways will be shared through, inspiring and engaging the audience on ways in which they can take their ideas into action.

»The presentation will include a live walk-through of www.theSoJo.net; guiding the audience on how they can use SoJo's resources to take action immediately after the conference.

»Kanika Gupta is the Founder and Chief Catalyst at SoJo [http://theSoJo.net], a social enterprise technology start-up incubated in Ryerson's Digital Media Zone. SoJo builds e-Learning tools that provides support, information,and guidance to individuals to take their ideas for social change into action. SoJo was inspired from over a decade of experience building and growing social ventures in addition to extensive first-hand research on youth-led social innovation and entrepreneurship.

»Highly engaged in civic issues and community development, Kanika has worked with the United Nations Development Programme in Knowledge Management, Canadian International Development Agency in Human Rights policy, Canadian House of Commons, grassroots NGOs in West Africa and India. Prior to SoJo, Kanika founded Nukoko a Canadian nonprofit which sends over 600 girls to school in West Africa annually.

»A Global Shaper with the World Economic Forum, youth advisor to the Canadian Commission for UNESCO and the Canadian Digital Media Network, and a Canadian representative on official State Visits to several African countries, accompanying Governor General Michaelle Jean; Kanika actively engages in high-level discussions on topics that intersect technology, social change, youth entrepreneurship and education. Kanika holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance and a Master of Public Administration.» (MarionInstituteTV)

The innovation execution


«Social change at scale -- that's innovation!: Jim Fruchterman»

«Social change at scale -- that's innovation!: Jim Fruchterman at TEDxSanJoseCA 2012

»Jim Fruchterman is a former rocket scientist who founded two leading optical character recognition companies and has since developed successful social enterprises. His life focus has been in using the power of technology to serve humanity and in particular, people with disabilities. Today, Fruchterman runs Benetech, a nonprofit organization that develops technology for education, human rights and environmental conservation communities. He is a MacArthur Fellow and has received the Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship. www.fruchterman.org

»In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, Where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (*Subject to certain rules and regulations.» (TEDx Talks - TEDxSanJoseCA)

An innovation


«Do Social Innovators Produce Social Change?»

«Part of the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy Social Innovation Series featuring Associate Professor Xavier de Souza Briggs from MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and sponsored by the USC Sol Price Center for Social Innovation (http://socialinnovation.usc.edu/).

»Xavier de Souza Briggs is an author, commentator, educator, and researcher, as well as an experienced manager and policy adviser. He is associate professor of sociology and urban planning and Head of the Housing, Community, and Economic Development Group in the Department of Urban Studies + Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He served this year on the search committee for MIT's next president.

»Briggs spent January 2009 to August 2011 on public service leave from the MIT faculty, appointed by President Obama to serve as Associate Director of the Office of Management and Budget in the White House. There, he oversaw a wide array of policy, budget, and management issues for roughly half the cabinet agencies. His portfolio ran the gamut from economic competitiveness to criminal justice and border security, from neighborhood revitalization and poverty reduction to the financial markets, environmental sustainability, and more.

»A former community planner, Briggs' award-winning research and teaching are about economic opportunity, effective democracy and governance, and racial and ethnic diversity in cities and metropolitan regions. He is the editor of The Geography of Opportunity (Brookings, 2005), which won the best book award in planning, and Democracy as Problem-Solving: Civic Capacity in Communities across the Globe (MIT Press, 2008), which examines efforts in the U.S. and other democracies—Brazil, India and South Africa—to lead change on unsustainable urban growth, regional economic restructuring, and the healthy development of the next generation. His latest book, Moving to Opportunity: The Story of an American Experiment to Fight Ghetto Poverty (Oxford University Press, 2010), won best book of the year from the National Academy of Public Administration.» (USC Price)

An innovator


«Brenton Caffin - The empathic state»

«Community Vs Government -- that's not how it should be, according to Brenton Caffin. In this talk he explains how to better engage the government in community decision making through collaborative policy design. His emphasis is on actions the community can take to help forge an emotionally intelligent public service.

»Brenton Caffin is the founding CEO of The Australian Centre for Social Innovation (TACSI), which identifies and supports innovative ideas, methods and people to accelerate positive social change in Australia. He began his career in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, later consulting to Australian and British governments on public policy, performance improvement and change management. He also holds a Masters of Public Administration and degrees in economics and international relations, and is a Board member of the global Social Innovation Exchange and advisor to the Adelaide Festival of Ideas.

»In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations).» (TEDxAdelaide - TEDx Talks)

Public Administration and innovation


Newsletter L&I, n.º 80 (2015-11-30)

Administração Pública e inovação | Administración Pública e innovación |
Administration Publique et innovation | Public Administration and innovation

Um inovador | Un innovador | Un innovateur | An innovator

Uma inovação | Una innovación | Une innovation | An innovation

A execução da inovaçao | La ejecución de la innovación | L’exécution de l’innovation |
The innovation execution

Liderar Inovando (BR)

«Inovação e setor público: um ator em busca de um papel» [web] [intro]
«Na liderança, presidente do Einstein exalta medicina de valor» [web] [intro]
«Brasil compra inovação russa para proteção de empresas contra ataques cibernéticos» [web] [intro]
«6 descobertas surpreendentes sobre a geração Z no trabalho» [web] [intro]

Liderar Inovando (PT)

Filomeno dos Santos, presidente do Fundo Soberano de Angola: «Angola já passou por períodos difíceis, conseguiu ultrapassar e acreditamos no futuro» [web] [intro]
«Costa vai pôr economistas a estudar o que pode prometer nas eleições de 2015» [web] [intro]
«Guiné-Bissau conhece experiência de governação eletrónica de Cabo Verde» [web] [intro]
«A era dos Aceleradores – o coração dos ecossistemas de empreendedorismo» [web] [intro]

Liderar Innovando (ES)

«Los procesos de privatización sanitaria tienen que ser revisados uno por uno» [web] [intro]
«La Argentina después del cepo» [web] [intro]
«Lecciones de la innovación disruptiva» [web] [intro]
«Recursividad paisa es sinónimo de innovación frugal» [web] [intro]

Mener avec Innovation (FR)

«Brasil Ozônio: Quand le soutien de l’État propulse une entreprise» [web] [intro]
«Une vraie réforme de l'ENA: sa fermeture» [web] [intro]
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«How to change the world with $10»

Stephanie Hanes. The Christian Science Monitor

«Not long after her book, “Carry On, Warrior,” started climbing to the top of The New York Times bestseller list, Glennon Doyle Melton remembers sitting at home, feeling overcome by gratitude and love, and trying to figure out how to channel that energy to benefit the world.

»Ms. Doyle Melton is the author of the popular blog Momastery. She gets a lot of e-mail from readers sharing their hopes and struggles and asking for advice. So that night, Doyle Melton decided that the next e-mail she got, she was going to do something to help.

»She went to her inbox and opened a message from Sarah Nielsen, who at the time was the executive director of a small home for teen mothers in Indianapolis called Project Home Indy. Ms. Nielsen told Doyle Melton that she had just turned away a young mom with a baby boy because the organization didn’t have enough money to bring them in for the year.

»“Sarah was brokenhearted, and she said she just wanted to write me,” Doyle Melton recalls. “I wrote back to her and said, ‘Give me your phone number. I’m going to call you.’ ”

»The two women talked. Doyle Melton learned that it would cost $83,000 to give the young mother and her baby shelter for the year. So she decided to jump into what is one of the fastest-growing trends of both the philanthropic and business start-up worlds: crowdfunding.

»On a basic level, crowdfunding is when a person or group raises small bits of money from a large number of people, usually over the Internet. About $6 billion traded hands like this in 2013; in 2014 that number was $16.2 billion, according to the market research firm Massolution. That number is projected to double again this year.

»But crowdfunding can also mean something more. While the majority of crowdfunding dollars still go to for-profit ventures – everything from a company needing funds to develop a smartphone 3-D scanner promoted on the website Kickstarter.com, to a brewing company asking for funds on Indiegogo.com – some $3.06 billion in 2014 went to social causes, according to Massolution. An additional $1.97 billion went to films and the performing arts.

»While that makes up only a fraction of the $350 billion in annual charitable giving in the United States, many in the philanthropic sector see crowdfunding changing the fundamental nature of giving. It is not only a new way of raising money: It is altering the way people conceive of, and then engage in, doing good.

»“Crowdfunding is a kind of democratization of giving,” says Jacob Harold, president and chief executive officer of GuideStar, an information clearinghouse for the nonprofit sector. And as such, charitable crowdfunding is creating new relationships between donors and recipients, new questions for traditional nonprofits, and new risks as the lines blur between institutionally vetted charities, for-profit organizations, and even government agencies.

»It’s also turning ephemeral online networks into the sort of tangible communities that many people in today’s Internet age say they crave.

»This is what Doyle Melton realized that night, talking with Nielsen about the young mom who didn’t have a home. “I thought, ‘I have this community of women [through Momastery]. This is what it’s for,’ ” Doyle Melton recalls.

»She and Nielsen wrote about the teen and Project Home Indy on Doyle Melton’s blog. They asked readers for financial help. But they wrote that nobody was allowed to give more than $25. They said they believed in the power of small things with great love.

»Doyle Melton published their post. And then she banned her husband and kids from her bedroom, pulled the covers over her head, and refreshed her browser every four seconds.

»“I don’t handle drama and stress and feelings in an even-keeled way,” she says.

»They raised more than $80,000 in six hours.

»“The support, the love that people showed to this mom they didn’t know – it was incredible,” says Lakshmi Hasanadka, cofounder and current executive director of Project Home Indy.

»Since then, Doyle Melton and her team have held similar Love Flash Mobs, as they call them, for dozens of other women and organizations. They have created their own charity, Together Rising. And this past October, the group raised nearly $500,000 in 24 hours to support both a maternity center in Haiti and midwives helping refugee women and children in Berlin. The average donation was $22.

»“The world is good,” Doyle Melton wrote on Momastery the following day. “People care.... We are not alone. We are part of something bigger than ourselves.”

»This intimate connection, both with other donors and with a cause, is one of the keystones of the charitable crowdfunding movement, says Rob Wu, founder and CEO of CauseVox, an online crowdfunding platform dedicated to social good. “Donors are making crowdfunding very social, ” he says. “It’s emotionally reactive as well as easier.... No longer is philanthropy just for major donors. Some people have heard of The Giving Pledge, where a bunch of rich people give their wealth back to causes. Crowdfunding is like that for the rest of us.”

»In some ways, of course, crowdfunding for charity is not new. A generation ago, if a family’s home burned down, neighbors might pass around a coffee can at the local gas station to collect money to help them. On a wider scale, child-sponsorship campaigns urged television viewers to give a dollar a day to feed a boy in Ethiopia, or give clothes to a girl in Guatemala.

»But the coffee can had a limited reach – only people within a small geographic area even knew about the fire. And the big nonprofits with their sponsorship campaigns did not really offer donors direct connections with recipients. That dollar a day didn’t actually buy food for the child on TV: It went into a big pot of programmatic and bureaucratic funding, which (in theory, at least) provided food and clothes for children in similar situations.

»Crowdfunding expands the neighborhood coffee can collection into the cyberworld. On social media sites like Facebook and Twitter, these sorts of small-scale, personal-giving campaigns can have dramatically more reach. They can also take the children’s sponsorship concept further, using technology to connect small-scale donors with actual people in need. Meanwhile, the technology behind crowdfunding can make it a lot easier to get specific information about where the dollars are going.

»That, says Cody Switzer, assistant managing editor and director of digital products for the Chronicle of Philanthropy, is important for nonprofits in this data-driven era – particularly when it comes to younger donors. “Especially Millennials,” he says. “They don’t want to give a donation unless they know what it’s doing and where it’s going. There is an expectation of having much more information.”

»Kevin Conroy, chief product officer for GlobalGiving, one of the oldest crowdfunding sites, says this is all part of a bigger shift in the philanthropic landscape. “In the 1980s and ’90s, nonprofits pulled on heartstrings to get donors to give,” he says. “There was a lot of guilt involved. The industry as a whole has been trying to make a shift. [Now] donors are partners in making change. Crowdfunding gives you a way to see how that partnership can be real.”

Kevin Conroy, chief product officer for GlobalGiving, one of the oldest crowdfunding sites, says this is all part of a bigger shift in the philanthropic landscape. “In the 1980s and ’90s, nonprofits pulled on heartstrings to get donors to give,” he says. “There was a lot of guilt involved. The industry as a whole has been trying to make a shift. [Now] donors are partners in making change. Crowdfunding gives you a way to see how that partnership can be real.”

»And with this partnership, Mr. Conroy says, nonprofits are better able to innovate. Just as everyone who gives a few dollars to an inventor on Kickstarter realizes that the business might not take off, donors giving to new development initiatives on a crowdfunding site know the effort might not work. But they believe in trying. Crowdfunding, proponents say, can take the notoriously slow-moving nonprofit and development world and bring it into the fast-moving, innovative 21st-century economy.

»Indeed, this is what prompted Mari Kuraishi and Dennis Whittle to come up with the idea of GlobalGiving in the first place. It was the late 1990s, the height of the dot-com boom, and the two were working at the World Bank – not an institution particularly known for nimble innovation.

»As Ms. Kuraishi explains it, the World Bank is set up to give huge loans. “And at that scale you really don’t want to fail,” she says. “It’s not just embarrassing; it’s a heavy responsibility. The funds are guaranteed by the public sector. In a way, it’s irresponsible to fail at that scale. So we tended to fund things tried and tested.”

»But nobody else was taking chances on new development ideas, either. So Kuraishi and Mr. Whittle, who were in charge of the bank’s strategy and innovation, came up with the idea of holding an “innovation marketplace” contest, in which any bank employee could pitch an idea to fight poverty. The winners would get World Bank funds to put their concepts into action.

»It was a resounding success. Two years later, they opened up the competition to outsiders. Anyone, they said, could come to Washington, D.C., to the World Bank atrium and pitch ideas for saving the world. On the day of the contest, villagers from Rwanda stood next to NASA engineers, all as equals, all trying to explain to judges why their ideas deserved backing.

»But, of course, only a few people could win. So Kuraishi and Whittle began thinking about a secondary marketplace – somewhere people could shop their ideas to smaller donors. The pair left the World Bank, and in 2002 – two years before the launch of Facebook – they introduced GlobalGiving.

»On GlobalGiving.org, people can browse small-scale development projects from across the world, searching by region or cause, and then give donations online. Projects range from providing fruit trees to 25 households in Uganda, to giving groceries to older women in India, to building eco-friendly homes for Lakota families on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota.

»But it was not an easy start. The dot-com boom had just turned into a bust, and it was difficult trying to tell investors what they were doing. “In a sense, the whole field has grown up around us,” Kuraishi says. “It’s much easier to explain what we do [now]. People get the idea of small amounts of money being contributed by many people and the idea that you might be funding untested things.”

»Since 2002, GlobalGiving has raised nearly $200 million from nearly 500,000 donors, supporting about 13,000 projects.

»“We’re about getting more people engaged in the business of development,” she says. “Whether it’s community leaders in Liberia who wouldn’t otherwise be visible to donors here, but who are doing really important work for communities, or the $10 donor who got a [GlobalGiving] gift card and is starting to develop a connection to a project. That act of engagement just has a lot of potential.”

»But with this potential comes a lot of questions. For the past few decades, mistrust has been growing across American society about institutions – including those that are part of the nonprofit sector. Although pollsters regularly find that Americans’ faith in charities is greater than their faith in government to solve problems, a recent Chronicle of Philanthropy poll found that about 35 percent of Americans have little or no confidence in charitable organizations.

»Crowdfunding is often presented as a way for donors to bypass cumbersome nonprofits in favor of seemingly authentic, direct relationships with beneficiaries.

»“It’s anticorporate,” says Salvador Briggman, author of the blog and podcast CrowdCrux, which follows the crowdfunding industry. “People don’t connect with brands. They connect with other people.”

»While this can, indeed, tap into a powerful grass-roots sort of good, it is also risky, says Lucy Bernholz, who runs the Digital Civil Society Lab at Stanford University. She talks, for instance, of a GoFundMe campaign earlier this year that raised nearly $100,000 in 24 hours to help families whose homes and belongings were lost in a fire in San Francisco’s Mission District. It was an incredible outpouring of neighborly support. But there was also no system to track what happened to the money.

»“There is absolutely no 501(c)(3) organization in the mix,” she says, referring to the tax status of most nonprofit groups, which carries a host of reporting obligations. “People used to say that on the Internet, nobody knows if you’re a dog. On a crowdfunding platform, nobody knows and nobody cares if you’re a nonprofit.”

»This means that, despite the appearance of authenticity, with many crowdfunding campaigns little certainty exists about where the dollars are going. Although some platforms, such as GlobalGiving, have significant vetting processes and enough reporting requirements to ensure beneficiaries would qualify for 501(c)(3) status, many others don’t. GuideStar’s Mr. Harold says his organization has counted 171 online giving platforms of different varieties.

»“There’s a lot of activity,” he says. “And when there are that many, it’s really hard for any one of them to achieve economies of scale ... not all of them are totally trustworthy.”

»Harold says he has not seen any cases of outright fraud. But many platforms are so small that they don’t have resources to do proper vetting. This means it can be hard to determine who – or what – is behind different projects.

»As Ms. Bernholz says, there might be multiple projects on one platform all promising the same thing. One might be sponsored by a nonprofit, one by individuals, and another by a business.

»Examples also exist of government agencies crowdfunding their own work – a move that some worry blurs the line between government responsibility and individual philanthropy. Last month, for instance, the Obama administration coordinated a Kickstarter fundraising campaign for Syrian refugees – the first charitable campaign hosted by the powerful online platform.

»The initiative took in nearly $1 million within 24 hours for the United Nations’ refugee agency. But critics called the effort a public relations move that distracted from other US policies related to refugees, and questioned whether the administration should be fundraising for causes that foreign aid dollars should cover.

»Lindsey Hortenstine is familiar with these arguments. As the spokeswoman for the office that provides legal help for indigent defendants in New Orleans, Ms. Hortenstine was involved in the decision earlier this year to combat a million-dollar budget shortfall, caused by cuts in state and city funding, with a crowdfunding campaign.

»It was not an easy decision, she says. Orleans Public Defenders is a government agency, serving the constitutionally mandated requirement of making sure that everyone in the criminal justice system has access to a lawyer. It struck a lot of people as wrong – offensive, really – that the public defenders would have to fundraise to do their jobs. They worried about creating a precedent of state and city governments shirking their responsibilities.

»But the office decided that a crowdfunding campaign might serve the dual goals of raising money and bringing new attention to their budget problems. They worked with Mr. Wu, of CauseVox, and set up a project page. “We wanted to make a stink,” Hortenstine says. “And I think we ended up making a pretty big stink.”

»The campaign got significant media attention. It quickly raised $80,000 – not nearly enough to cover the million-dollar shortfall, but an important amount for the office. More important, Hortenstine says, it raised a lot of questions, with many donors saying they were giving because of the emergency, but also demanding that the government take more responsibility.

»Still, the idea of government agencies crowdfunding worries Bernholz. “Crowdfunding is very fickle,” she says. “I don’t want, as a citizen, my schools dependent on the whims of the donor, my foreign aid dependent on the whims of the donor. That’s why we do things as a community and a society.”

»The technology and data behind crowdfunding platforms raise even more questions. As with Amazon and Google, algorithms help shape what users see on fundraising sites. The more people use a particular platform – and the more they interact with Facebook friends who use their own platforms – the more algorithms govern what pops up on their screens. In other words, one’s concept of social needs is shaped by technology in a way that is still fairly murky and unregulated, says Bernholz.

»“These are big questions,” she says. “Is there any visibility into these algorithms that should be public?”

»Crowdfunding may be at its best when it spawns the kind of immediate giving that only the Internet can allow. John Hecklinger, chief program officer of GlobalGiving, envisions a future in which beneficiaries will be able to give instant feedback to donors, and perhaps even make instant requests, enabled by mobile technology.

»For instance, a school in the West African country of Burkina Faso might be able to put out a request for lunch – today. And people in New York City might be able to use their phones to buy it and then get reactions from the schoolchildren and teachers as they eat. There are questions and ethics to ponder, he says, but the potential is huge.

»Doyle Melton, for her part, imagines a continuing flow of generosity, where beneficiaries become givers and givers are beneficiaries. Around the holidays, her team sets up a program called Holiday Hands on her blog. Families who need a bit of help put in a request – a toy for a child, for instance, or new clothes for older relatives. Other families sign up to help. More people always sign up to give than get, Doyle Melton says.

» A couple of years back, a woman put in a request for her daughter, Gabbie, who was having trouble making friends at school. The girl had special needs and, at 7 years old, was just starting to realize she was different, her mother said. She asked Doyle Melton’s readers to send Gabbie mail, which the girl loved opening.

»A year later, the mother showed up at one of Doyle Melton’s speeches. She stood up in the audience and said that her daughter had received thousands and thousands of letters. But something else had happened, too. In some of those letters, children explained how they also struggled to make friends and were feeling lonely and hurt at school. Gabbie wrote back to them. Thanks to crowdfunding, she had become their mentor.»

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