Global X Interviews IDEO’s Tim Brown
The Skoll Foundation funds a fantastic ongoing interview series called the X Interview. Posted online to Social Edge, the X Interview is conducted by a mysterious blogger named Global X. Recently, Global X sat down with Acumen Fund ally (and Advisory Council member), IDEO CEO Tim Brown.
The interview – only 2 minutes, 30 seconds long – covers a few different topics, but Brown focuses mainly on insights he gleaned from a trip to India in the company of Acumen Fund CEO Jacqueline Novogratz:
…he [Brown] was impressed by the systemic thinking and level of innovation that Dr.Govindappa Venkataswamy (Dr. V) had brought to the Aravind Eye Care Hospital in Madurai.
It is now believed to be the best eye care and teaching facility in the world. The lesson?
“By trying to serve those who have the most needs, you can end up being truly innovative, to a point where those innovations have relevance not only in the developing world but in the developed world also.”
Via the new Skoll Foundation blog.