Tag Archives: challenges

Easy answers aren't necessarily the right ones

November 1st, 2010

Infamous VC Fred Wilson has this to say.

“The Easy Answers Usually Don’t Work….when things go wrong in startup companies, the VCs often reach for the easy answers”

Read the full post here.  Thanks for the nudge Fred!

A database of the world problems: ready for you to solve

October 28th, 2009

Wouldn’t it be neat if there were such a thing?

A database where you could browse the problems, pick one and try to tackle solving it.

Clearly you need to define when something becomes a ‘problem’ – I suggest based on the average detrimental effect it has per person world wide.

On that basis some of the top issues would still be:

  • Poverty
  • Sustainability & environmental concerns
  • Education
  • Peak oil?

You see when posed with a challenge humanity fights to overcome it (hey we’ve come this far right?) so why not expose these problems in a direct light.  Arm people with the constraints, barriers and requirements of  a solution and let them figure out how to fix it.

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