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WEEKLY EMAIL: SEPTEMBER 02, 2010


Climate Change Chocolate Update

FEATURED THIS WEEK : ERNEST BECK

Climate Change Chocolate Update

Update on Climate Change Chocolate and other ideas for offsetting carbon.
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MARIA POPOVA

Death to Design Awards

Awards are awful. Awards breed ego, create false meritocracies and ultimately stymie innovation at every step of the award-granting process — from entry to evaluation to owning the win.
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YALE SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT

SELCO: Product Design Philosophy

This video of the SELCO innovation team talking about product development is a part of the SELCO case study, the first in a series of case studies on design and social enterprise funded by the Rockefeller Foundation through a grant to the Winterhouse Institute.
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YALE SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT

SELCO: Founder Harish Hande on SELCO's Future

This video of Harish Hande talking about the future of his solar energy enterprise in India is a part of the SELCO case study, the first in a series of case studies on design and social enterprise funded by the Rockefeller Foundation through a grant to the Winterhouse Institute.
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KATE HOWE

The Insignificance of a Logo (Even When Significant)

On the futility of designing the symbol for a controversial religious organization.
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WILLIAM UNDERHILL

Somali Documentary Project

Since launching the Somali Documentary Project in 2003, Abdi Roble has taken more than 100,000 photographs showing every aspect of Somali migrant life. The result is a unique portrait of a community, possibly the first attempt in history to capture the process of migration and resettlement while it's still under way.
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WILLIAM DRENTTEL

Case Study Use: Teaching History and Notes for Educators

In an effort to document use of case studies in Design and Social Enterprise series from Yale School of Management, Change Observer maintains a history of where cases have been taught or adopted into curriculum. Teaching notes are also available upon request.
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ERNEST BECK

SELCO: Case Study Synopsis & Teaching Objectives

This case study about SELCO, a solar energy company in India, provides an opportunity to examine the strategy of a business with a social purpose and a heavy reliance on innovative design. This is the first in a new series of cases focusing on design and social enterprise created by Yale School of Management in collaboration with Winterhouse Institute, funded by the Rockefeller Foundation.
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ERNEST BECK

Design and Social Enterprise: A New Model for Case Studies

Placing design within the larger context of real world projects and enterprises is critical for design thinking and solutions to evolve as a methodology and a means for social impact. In business schools, numerous case studies focus on social enterprise management and others on the role of design in business. But not many have considered the role of design in social enterprises. Yale School of Management, in collaboration with Winterhouse Institute, has created a new series of cases focusing on design and social enterprise, funded by the Rockefeller Foundation.
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RAMSEY FORD

What Social Entrepreneurship Can Teach Social Design

As a professor at the University of Cincinnati and a director of a nascent design nonprofit, Design Impact (DI), I'm often approached by young designers asking: What knowledge do I need to get into social design? What skills should I develop that I didn't learn for my design degree? What social design opportunities are out there? How do I begin?
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Pig 05049

Report on Pig 05049, a book cataloging all of the products made from a single pig, which won the 2009 INDEX award in the Playful Learning category
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UPCOMING CONFERENCE: SEPTEMBER 15, 2010

Business Innovation Factory

Philanthropic and independent organization, founded in 2004, which emphasizes implementation of new ideas, especially in the spheres of healthcare, education and energy. BIF also maintains an Innovation Story Studio with digital material from its creative community.

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