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Innovation Dynamics: Quick-Start Guide + Online Course Map – Folded Map, 2017
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Innovation Dynamics is the first systematic approach to real social innovation and solving people-problems. Purchase includes a beautifully-designed, printed quick-start guide and 90-days of online access to The Short Course on Innovation Dynamics at The Academy for Social Change. The online course includes brief, animated instructional videos and an interactive workbook that can be printed for collaboration in teams. Buyers receive one unique access code to the online course with each printed guide.
The quick-start guide and multimedia introduction were developed by founders of GreenHouse, Insight Labs and UX for Good and innovators in residence at the University of Southern California. It emerged from years of work in the U.S., Europe and Africa with organizations like the U.S. State Department, NASA, Harvard Medical School, Starbucks, the Dalai Lama Center and the TED Conferences.
Users will learn how to:
- Break problems down into their most essential parts
- Reconcile various stories behind problems
- Uncover hidden relationships among problems
- See invisible rules that guide relationships and social systems
- Leverage expectations to solve problems
- Engineer deviance to disrupt the invisible rules
Innovation Dynamics was developed in consultation with social scientists and is a core element of the first-ever doctorate in social innovation.
Top customer reviews
As a professor, I love the moment of "aha" when my students are able to see wicked social problems in a different way. As an activist, I love the epiphanies that solutions are not only possible, they are within our power. Innovation is what these dynamics encourage, but my experience with using them in various settings has also been a practice in the construction of hope, the understanding of justice, and clearer pathways to impact. "Innovation" has become a catch phrase that everyone is using but few people understand. If you are genuine in your desire to innovate- this is step one.
I think that every entrepreneur, activist or professor interested in really digging deep into the nature of social problems and complex systems should use this tool. It's a must-have.
Innovation Dynamics has provided our team with the courage to ask the questions that lead to breakthroughs, new opportunities to stretch creatively in response to complex problems and the shared language necessary to move quickly. The approach has been widely embraced by our organization’s leaders because of its flexibility and unlimited applications.
I’m grateful to have found this extremely valuable tool and hesitant to let my competitors know about it.