The lean startup methodology shifted the way many companies think about business by encouraging hypothesis-driven experimentation, iterative product releases, and validated learning. But can the same concepts be applied to social impact organizations? Author Ann Mei Chang thinks it is essential, and her decades of experience as a Silicon Valley executive and Chief Innovation Officer at USAID led her to write her new book on the subject, Lean Impact. In this episode of Hack the Process Ann Mei shares how she used data to evolve and scale USAID’s social programs, what role her network played in developing the ideas in her book, and why she decided to focus on fixing the systems of social giving instead of devoting her time to one particular cause.
Growth is usually the goal for any business, but what does growth mean to you, and how much are you willing to change in order to achieve it? Tiffani Bova has spent a career studying growth in companies large and small, going from being an analyst at Gartner to becoming the global customer growth and… Continue reading Confidently Growing Your Business with Tiffani Bova on Hack the Process Podcast, Episode 67
You don’t have to wait until you’ve graduated from college to find your audience and start making a difference. Sasha Ariel Alston learned that as a teenager, when the Kickstarter campaign for “Sasha Savvy Loves to Code,” a children’s book she wrote to empower girls of color studying the sciences, went viral and brought in… Continue reading Teaching Savvy Kids to Code with Sasha Ariel Alston on Hack the Process Podcast, Episode 64
What can you learn about someone in 12 minutes? If you’re Engel Jones, there may be no limit. Engel hosts the Twelve Minute Convos podcast where he’s interviewed close to 2,000 people in less than two years, focusing in on the qualities that define a unique brand for each and every one. In this episode… Continue reading Discover Your Own Unique Real Self in 12 Minutes with Engel Jones on Hack the Process Podcast, Episode 60