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The Solution Economy: How New Players are Solving Old Problems (PBS)

Submitted by on September 28, 2013 – 8:23 pm

Social Trend – Over the last decade or so, a dizzying variety of new players — from business, government, philanthropy and social enterprise — has developed innovative ways to tackle social problems. They’ve facilitated easier recycling, essay-grading, ride-sharing and female entrepreneurship, and with those things, a burgeoning new economy. These new problem solvers, whom we call “wavemakers,” operate in what we call a “solution economy,” using new technologies, innovative business models and clever behavioral incentives to solve old challenges. … Read more

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