Lean Startups for Social Change

Lean Startups for Social Change

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Gelobter, Michel Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc., 2015
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It takes a lot of time and hard work to turn a new idea into a useful social program. Traditionally, in-depth planning and often monetary expenses are front-loaded in the process, which results in the innovator waiting a long time before finding out if the new idea will work. In Lean Startups for Social Change, Michel Gelobter shows nonprofit and government organizations how to expedite the process and how to quickly shut it down if it appears to be destined for failure. This new core practice involves interacting with the right people, testing, and experimenting from the start. This validated learning up front makes it easier for the innovator to attract funders who will help to launch the program and sustain its growth. Gelobter’s own experiences in business and with government agencies and nonprofits serve as poignant examples of how the lean startup principles work.