Why social innovators will lead the next generation of business

Posted by on Dec 31, 2009 in AshokaTECH, Blog | No Comments

This post was originally written for and published on the AshokaTECH blog. Image source: All Day Buffet In this post from All Day Buffet, Jerri Chou tells us why she thinks social entrepreneurs will turn the tables on business and take the lead—and perhaps they already have.  It turns out she’s in good company—it’s an ...

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Pedal power delivers clean water to the developing world

Posted by on Dec 30, 2009 in AshokaTECH, Blog | No Comments

This post was originally written for and published on the AshokaTECH blog. Check out this sweet ride: Image source: Gizmag The Aquaduct Mobile Filtration Vehicle, developed by Adam Mack, Brian Mason, John Lai, Paul Silberschatz and Eleanor Morgan from California, USA, was the Grand Prize winner in the “Innovate or Die” Pedal-Powered Machine Contest this ...

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When is failure just an answer to a different question?

Posted by on Dec 30, 2009 in AshokaTECH, Blog | No Comments

This post was originally written for and published on the AshokaTECH blog. …And how can we recognize it when it happens instead of just throwing it away? That’s the subject of a recent article in Wired Magazine—”Accept Defeat: The Neuroscience of Screwing Up“—which explores how usual behaviors and even our own brains tend to stand ...

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Tiny glitter-sized photovoltaic cells could revolutionize solar power

Posted by on Dec 29, 2009 in AshokaTECH, Blog | No Comments

This post was originally written for and published on the AshokaTECH blog. Article in Gizmag; image source: Sandia National Laboratories “Scientists from Sandia National Laboratories have developed tiny, glitter-sized photovoltaic cells that are ten times thinner than conventional solar cells and could one day be used in a variety of applications,” reports a recent article ...

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Social Scientists Build Case for ‘Survival of the Kindest’

Posted by on Dec 24, 2009 in AshokaTECH, Blog | No Comments

This post was originally written for and published on the AshokaTECH blog. We at AshokaTECH strive to showcase the latest in technology for social impact, but an equal part of our mission is also to illuminate and encourage the very best human forces that drive the products, systems and inventions that make this world a ...

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