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When Innovation Goes Wrong

When Innovation Goes Wrong

Christian Seelos and Johanna Mair

Understanding the relationship between innovation and impact.

Efforts by social enterprises to develop novel interventions receive a great deal of attention. Yet these organizations often stumble when it comes to turning innovation into impact. As a result, they fail to achieve their full potential. Here’s a guide to diagnosing and preventing several “pathologies” that underlie this failure.