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January 10, 2022 27 min

In 2008, entrepreneur Eric Ries wrote the seminal book ‘Lean Startup’. Many social entrepreneurs tried to use the ‘Lean Startup’ principles but missed the need for impact at the core of any social change initiative. In today’s episode, we talk to Ann Mei Chang, a leading expert on social innovation and author of “Lean Impact: How to Innovate for Radically Greater Social Good” - the book that puts impact at the heart of Lean.

Starting her career as a tech executive, Ann Mei then served as the Chief Innovation Officer at USAID and first Executive Director of its US Global Development Lab. On the show, we chat about why vanity metrics inhibit impact, how to unblock the barriers to impact in the social sector, and how changemakers can get started in applying the Lean Impact practices.

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