Talks and lectures by leaders of social change, co-hosted by Stanford Social Innovation Review Editor-in-Chief Eric Nee.  iTunes | RSS Feed

Nonprofits & NGOs

Randy Martin - Speed and Agility Versus Cost

Randy Martin has been in the business of humanitarian disaster relief for 25 years. In this audio lecture recorded at the Stanford Effective Disruption Management Seminar, Martin shares some of the lessons he has learned on the front lines and investigates possible collaborations across sectors to enhance disaster relief operations.

Arts & Culture

Zach Warren - Laughter in a Time of War

In 2005, marathoner, juggler, and unicyclist Zach Warren traveled to Afghanistan to help children recover from the traumas of war, as part of the Afghan Mobile Mini Circus for Children. In this audio interview, Warren shares with Globeshakers host Tim Zak his observations about what it takes to rebuild an entire country.


Alex Lindsay - The Next Generation of Digital Craftsmen

As "chief architect" of PixelCorps, Alex Lindsay created a guild for the next generation of craftsmen: digital craftsmen. In this audio interview, Lindsay describes to Globeshakers host Tim Zak how PixelCorps is currently transferring skills in digital imaging and animation to regions in the developing world so that their workforces can capitalize on the coming media revolution.


California’s Stem Cell Initiative - A Bridging the Gap Panel

In the 2004 general election, California voters approved Proposition 71 by a vote of 59 percent. The initiative established a $3 billion bond measure to create the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) and fund stem cell research in the state of California. In this panel discussion, Prop 71 key players address the entrepreneurial challenges they have faced while pushing for a controversial, dramatic policy change.

Water & Sanitation

Don Gould - Pure Water 4 All

When people ask Don Gould how he knows that his product works, he answers: "Because babies stop dying." As part of a social enterprise consortium, Gould, who is both a product designer and ceramicist, helped to design and deploy simple, effective water filtration devices to the developing world. In this audio interview, he talks with Globeshakers host Tim Zak about both the traditional production techniques and the new economy models for collaboration.


Darrell Hammond - The Importance of Play for Children

Play affects children's quality of life. Yet, in many communities, schools, and families, this element has been pushed to the back burner. In an audio interview with Globeshakers host Tim Zak, Darrell Hammond envisions a great place to play within walking distance of every child in America. Since 1995, KaBOOM! has used its innovative community-build model to bring together business and community interests to construct more than 850 new playgrounds and skateparks, and renovate 1,300 others nationwide.


Andrew Zolli - Globeshakers with Tim Zak

Futurist, design strategist, and author Andrew Zolli specializes in helping people and institutions see, understand, and act upon complex change. In this audio interview with Globeshakers host Tim Zak, Zolli discusses some of the grand challenges facing the globe, as well as emerging technologies that may address them.


Greg Steltenpohl - Tales from the Trenches

As the founder of Odwalla, Greg Steltenpohl created what has become one of the leading U.S. suppliers of fresh juice and beverages. In this audio lecture, Steltenphohl reminisces about how he started up his company, and reflects on the importance of supporting a new model of capitalism that enriches communities and makes enterprises more socially and environmentally responsible.