TEDxDirigo - Eli Stefanski - Making Systems Thinking Sexy

Elizabeth Stefanski is an impatient social innovation junkie with over a decade of experience in building and leading social ventures. She recently joined the Business Innovation Factory as chief market maker, where she is attracting capital and building partnerships to generate new models for transforming complex social systems. Stefanski also serves as advisor and gender-centric design expert to Bazaar Strategies, rolling out emerging market innovations in mobile technology.

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)


5 Responses to “TEDxDirigo – Eli Stefanski – Making Systems Thinking Sexy”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Innovative collaboration is the key to developing new value across social
    systems. No person or system is an island unto itself. It’s about
    collaborative, creative thinking and the power of community.

  2. Anonymous says:

    She started off talking about how her own country is falling apart and went
    very quickly to GIVE NGO’s MONEY wrapping it in the illusion of ‘innovative
    thinking’. Fix your own home before you run off to fix someone else’s. 

  3. Anonymous says:

    what a shame that the guy commenting below can’t accept a simple plea for
    innovation with some interesting thoughts and challenge without competing
    with clever remarks and angry personal stuff in relation to equality
    issues. What a shame he couldn’t add something rather than trying to take
    something away. On the up-side it illustrates what she’s up against really
    well and made me like what she’s doing even more! Go Eli!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Yeah this doesn’t smack of focus or innovation. multi-minded social
    structured system theory. There is a different emergent emotional component
    that self prescribed gurus like this don’t get. Particularization
    addressing third world cultures that aren’t down with phrases like
    “uber-cool” what a fucking poser.

  5. Anonymous says:

    OMFG now shes referencing womanish power crap. Yeah Im a man and caucasion
    and a grad student. I guess that depowers my insight.

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