292: How to Solve a Really Big Problem, with Teresa Chahine
Published April 10, 2017
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    Teresa Chahine: Social Entrepreneurship
    Teresa Chahine is the social entrepreneurship program leader at the Harvard School of Public Heath and the Innovation advisor at Alfanar Venture Philanthropy. She’s the author of Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship*, a 12-step guide to building an impactful venture. You can find her on Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
    Key Points

    Find the root cause of problems to make sure your solution is not just a band-aid.
    Many leaders make the mistake of reinventing the wheel.
    Find local leaders and build solutions with them.
    Don’t try to solve a problem on your own, work with the people who are impacted by the problem.
    Think of research as a form of action.
    People are more likely to be satisfied with a solution if they feel like they were a part of it.

    Resources Mentioned

    BeTheBeacon Campaign
    Food Truck Film
    Kickstarter campaign
    Deconstructing Sticky Problems
    The Tipping Point* by Malcom Gladwell

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