How To REALLY Change The World?

I love a good TED talk and this one is awesome – you have to click on the link up there or here. 

It turns so much of how we think about changing the world through charities and non profits (including the church!) on its head. Or perhaps the right way round?

There are some very challenging thoughts from Dan Pollotta here. but I found myself saying “YES! YES! YES!” at various points.

Here are my favourite quotes – what do you think?

“People are weary of being asked to do the least they can possibly do, people are yearning to measure the full distance of their potential on behalf of the causes they care about deeply. But they have to be asked.”

“When you prohibit failure you kill innovation.” 

“We confuse morality with frugality.” 

“Our generation does not want our epitaph to read, ‘We kept overheads low…. we want it to read that we changed the world.” 

“Next time you look at a charity don’t look at the rate of their overhead, ask about the scale of their dreams.”

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