In this Hangout, we had an impromptu exchange of questions, answers and ideas related to product development for social impact. Ashwin shared a few interesting anecdotes about his end users and lessons he has gained from leading product development at Simpa.
On this Diwali, the Indian festival of lights, we should conquer over the evil and crisis mankind has brought upon itself and the world by destroying our unending gluttony and adopting an enlightened lifestyle that depends more on sustainable, eco-friendly and organic products and services than fossil fuel and depleting natural resources to truly usher in health, happiness and prosperity. Let’s initiate it with the true prayer beautifully expressed in the mantras from Upanishad: Asato Ma Sadgamaya, Tamaso Ma Jyotir Gamaya, Mrtyorma Amrtam Gamaya
A few months ago I met a spirited young social entrepreneur. He wants to help the poor and people from the bottom of the pyramid (BOP) get rid of ‘energy poverty’. This phenomenon occurs when people don’t get or cannot afford access to mainstream sources of energy to conduct their daily lives. Here’s a short story.