Nesta Executive Director of Research, Analysis and Policy Kirsten Bound were joined in conversation by Ann Mei Chang, leading expert on social innovation and author of “Lean Impact: How to Innovate for Radically Greater Social Good”
The discussion focussed on Chang’s insights into innovation for social good drawn from her decades of experience at Silicon Valley companies and with nonprofits and government, including as a Senior Engineering Director at Google and as Chief Innovation Officer at USAID.
In Lean Impact, she introduces three core guiding principles for change-makers to innovate; think big, start small, and relentlessly seek impact, and as part of the conversation will be sharing some of the real-world stories that helped her shape these principles. There will also be an opportunity for Q&A.
Praise for Lean Impact
‘Ann Mei shines a light on our need for better solutions that can reach far greater scale... It will change the way you think about social impact.’
— Henrietta Holsman Fore, Executive Director, UNICEF
‘Run, don’t walk to buy this book if you are interested in innovation or simply in finding solutions to our world’s current problems. Lean Impact is smart and thoughtful, a mix of head and heart, practical and yet full of hope. Ann Mei Chang’s wisdom will provide a useful guide for how to think and more important, how to act.’
— Jacqueline Novogratz, CEO, Acumen
‘Lean Impact will help all of us make the world a better place through careful listening, rigorous experimentation, and constant improvement.’
— Eric Schmidt, former Executive Chairman, Alphabet