Ric Young on Social InnovationJanuary 28, 2009 04:34PM
Ric Young is President of E-Y-E | The Social Projects Studio based in Toronto, Canada. He speaks on social innovation at a December 2008 Ecotrust Canada meeting of board and staff. Young in on the Ecotrust Canada board, as is Buzz Holling, who he mentions several times in this talk.
In the voluntary sector, we've got a lot of people who talk about collaboration, but my view is that collaboration is a value, not a competency. How you create sustainable, high-impact collaborative enterprise - I just don't know that there are many people who know about that. It's hard to do. ...
This is my best guess, at the time of putting this slide together, of some critical ingredients for social innovation. One, there has to be a pretty significant idea of what you want to accomplish. ... The second is to have a sense of the large system that we are in. ... Three is to have some idea of how you think the change is going to happen. ... Four is to have a band of conspirators. ... Five is have a start up strategy. ... Next is adaptive management capacity. ... And finally, a supportive culture.