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.
A decade before most of us were even thinking about cloud computing, Jason Hsiao and his team of cofounders at Animoto were testing the waters with a service that let people create and edit full-speed video in the browser. Now Animoto’s history of obsession with all things video marketing has positioned them as a solid… Continue reading Video Marketing as a Product with Jason Hsiao on Hack the Process Podcast, Episode 66
It’s possible to go from comic book nerd to fitness superhero, and Julian Hayes is proof of that. Julian turned himself into a writer, a speaker, and a coach by applying daily discipline to his routines while tracking his progress to figure out what worked best for his clients and for himself. In this episode… Continue reading Discover Your Inner Fitness Superhero With Julian Hayes on Hack the Process Podcast, Episode 52
Blending activism and entrepreneurship sounds like a delicate dance, but as a Diversity and Inclusion Consultant and a career coach, Michelle Kim is showing us how to make it happen, one uncomfortable conversation at a time. In this episode of Hack the Process, Michelle will explain why diversity training for startups is about more than… Continue reading Get Uncomfortably Awake With Michelle Kim on Hack the Process Podcast, Episode 51
Now that the world is catching on to the advantages of the gig economy, Cerius Executives CEO Pam Wasley is helping companies satisfy their need for interim executives and advisors at the most senior levels, and bringing the staffing industry up to date along the way. In this episode of Hack the Process, Pam will… Continue reading Executive Staffing in the Gig Economy With Pam Wasley on Hack the Process Podcast, Episode 50