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Presentation given at the Social Innovation @ Ivey Forum, March 24th, 2010

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<ul><li> were screwed. now what are you gonna do about it? Social Innovation @ Ivey Forum March 24, 2010 </li> <li> First, a bit about... </li> <li> me </li> <li> unschooler </li> <li> runner </li> <li> entrepreneur </li> <li> career path founding 1991 2010 working </li> <li> Life is messy and unpredictable. </li> <li> I dont know what Im doing. </li> <li> Everything I do... </li> <li> teaches me about what im good at... </li> <li> connects me with people I can do more stuff with... </li> <li> challenges me to look deeper and ask... </li> <li> Whats the point? </li> <li> 13,700,000,000 years ago </li> <li> 4,450,000,000 years ago </li> <li> 130,000 years ago </li> <li> 7,300 years ago - Agriculture </li> <li> 150 years ago - Industrial Revolution </li> <li> We are powerful. </li> <li> 1945 - Hiroshima </li> <li> We are dangerous. </li> <li> 1983 - Exxon Valdez Spill </li> <li> 1994 - Rwanda </li> <li> 2000 - Aral Sea dies </li> <li> We thought we were in control. </li> <li> 2001 - 911 </li> <li> 2006 - Climate Change </li> <li> 2008 - Global markets collapse </li> <li> We were wrong. </li> <li> A aw in the model... ...that denes how the world works. </li> <li> WE </li> <li> ...are making our planet inhospitable. </li> <li> We are killing each other. </li> <li> We are killing ourselves. </li> <li> Were screwed. </li> <li> But, theres hope. </li> <li> If we created this mess... </li> <li> ... then we can create something better. </li> <li> social entrepreneurship = creating a better world </li> <li> it happens... at many levels </li> <li> social benet social impact systems change </li> <li> it happens... through many forms </li> <li> government Social Social Non-prot Purpose For-prot Enterprise Business social movements </li> <li> it happens... using many tools </li> <li> technology Social Innovation policy nance </li> <li> but it all starts... with people </li> <li> Prof. Muhammad Yunus </li> <li> Tzeporah Berman </li> <li> Tom Szaky </li> <li> it all starts with... </li> <li> you </li> <li> what are you going to do? Michael Lewkowitz, Igniter michael@igniter.com http://igniter.com twitter etc. Igniter </li> </ul>