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Lean Impact (Digital Audiobook)

How to Innovate for Radically Greater Social Good

By Ann Mei Chang, Kristina Horan (Narrator)

Publication Date: April 29, 2019

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (10/30/2018)


Around the world, a new generation is looking beyond greater profits, for meaningful purpose. But, unlike business, few social interventions have achieved significant impact at scale. Inspired by the modern innovation practices popularized by bestseller The Lean Startup that have fueled technology breakthroughs touching every aspect of our lives, Lean Impact turns our attention to a new goal—achieving radically greater social good.

Social change is far more complicated than building a new app. It requires more listening, more care, and more stakeholders. To make a lasting difference, solutions must be embraced by beneficiaries, address root causes, and include an engine that can accelerate growth to reach the scale of the needs. Lean Impact offers bold ideas to reach audacious goals through customer insight, rapid experimentation and iteration, and a relentless pursuit of impact.

Ann Mei Chang brings a unique perspective from across sectors, from her years as a Silicon Valley executive to her most recent experience as Chief Innovation Officer at USAID. She brings the book to life with inspiring stories from interviews spanning more than 200 organizations across the U.S. and around the world.

About the Author

In addition to receiving her BFA in musical theater, Kristina Horan works consistently in commercial, theater, film, and web productions. Kristina is a classically trained actress, dancer, and vocalist with credits ranging from first runner-up for Miss Rhode Island to a singing role in Gloria at Lincoln Center. When not narrating audiobooks or acting elsewhere, Kristina can be found twirling on the dance floor of Fred Astaire as a trained ballroom dancer.