Grand Challenges


  • March 14, 2016

Institute for Healthcare Improvement

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) strives to bring the best possible health and health care to everyone. To achieve their mission, IHI partners with visionaries, leaders and front-line practitioners …

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  • March 14, 2016

Don Berwick

Donald Berwick is President Emeritus and Senior Fellow at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). One of the Grand Challenge initiatives Don and the IHI have spearheaded is the 5 Million …

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  • March 14, 2016

Grand Challenges Galvanize for the Greater Good

This paper lays out what a Grand Challenge is, giving examples. A short assessment as to whether or not you are ready to take on a Grand Challenge is included.  …

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  • March 1, 2016

XPRIZE

An XPRIZE is “an innovation engine”, awarding large prizes for grand challenges that spur tremendous change. An XPRIZE captures imagination and inspires others to undertake audacious goals that spur positive change. …

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  • February 29, 2016

Peter H. Diamandis

Dr. Peter H. Diamandis is an international pioneer in the fields of innovation, incentive competitions and commercial space. In 2014 he was named one of “The World’s 50 Greatest Leaders” …

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  • February 8, 2016

Christina Economos

Christina Economos is a researcher and activist. She led the research in 2001 that documented 10 key attributes of a national movement (documented in this paper). Her city-wide intervention, Shape …

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  • February 1, 2016

Christina Economos: Leading the Way to Scalable Social Change

This article by myself and Julie Jordan Avritt tells the story of Chris Economos, a co-founder and co-executive director of ChildObesity180. Chris is a university profesor, research and social activist. …

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  • February 1, 2016

Grand Challenge presentation, Feb 2016

Click this sentence to download the PPT. Feb 1, 2016, I presented for Michelle Popowitz, executive director of UCLA Grand Challenges, and many of her colleagues. Feb 5, I gave …

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  • November 2, 2015

Barbara Byrd Keenan, Grand Challenger

“The world’s biggest problems are the world’s biggest business opportunities.” – Peter Diamandis In 2013, I worked with Barbara Byrd Keenan while she was CEO of the Institute of Food …

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  • November 2, 2015

Social Media for National Movement

Social media is #Backlash Central. That can work in your favor if you prepare for both opportunities and attacks. I recently hosted a meeting of associations engaged in Grand Challenges …

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