I post some of these links as Tweets. However, a blog gives you a bit more space to explain why these posts/articles are worth a read.
The first is an article from Harvard Business Review about innovations at Microsoft Research India.
Technology for Emerging Markets seeks to address the socio-economic needs and aspirations of people in emerging-market countries like India, where the majority of the population still lacks affordable access to computing technologies. TEM’s work is closely aligned with Microsoft’s Unlimited Potential Group, which I have written about in the past.
The second article comes from one of my favorite sources – Stanford Social Innovation Review. I am not sure why it appeared in my inbox today.
In developing this policy environment, the federal government needs to play a defined and limited role, without creating a new bureaucracy that runs counter to the culture of social innovation and entrepreneurship. It should remain flexible in its approach, using both policy tools that can adapt to changing circumstances and new evidence about what works.