Do it now, and start small

Here’s a great case study in doing it now and starting small from Fast Company founder Alan Webber. It’s about how Muhammad Yunus founded Grameen Bank, and ended up helping millions of families to a more prosperous future. Weber Concludes:…

Build, measure, learn

This post is a leap from Rule 2 of bootstrapping the non-profit: Do it Now. This is such a key idea, and so interesting and relevant to Do it Now, that I thought I’d do something about it like, write…

More from Mill

More from Mill on diversity (see Hybrids). It’s a longer quotation than usual, but it’s great. In short: diversity and mixing allow new “good things, which did not before exist.” – hybrids. It will not be denied by anybody, that…

Hybrids (2): combinations and connections

New ideas and technologies are often hybrids. Sometimes we take quantum leaps and invent entirely new technologies, but more often they seem to emerge at the intersection of existing ideas, tools or ways of doing things. Walter Isaacson’s The Innovators: How…

Hybrids (1)

By most accounts, hybridity is a good thing. Cross breeding animals and plants can result in stronger, healthier populations. John Stuart Mill argued that diversity of ideas makes us societies stronger too.  That mankind are not infallible; that their truths, for…