Category Archives: Sustainable Innovation Design

Social Innovation Insights: The Mud Pool Table

I never cease to get amazed by the wonderful and creative inventions/solutions that people in remote and/or poor communities achieve. This example proves that poor communities can be seedbeds for creativity, social innovations and social entrepreneurship. The mud pool tables have to be one of my favourites, using only sticks, clay, grass and mud,these children put together a pool table.  The most interesting aspect is how they used the resources they had availiable to them.  As opposed to manufacturing  companies that use huge amounts of resources to produce the same service/product.  It is importnat to acknowledge that we have alot to learn from the people we think are less disadvantaged than we are. Especially when the world  is moving into times, where resourcesfulness is probably going to be one of the most necessary attributes to survive the sustainability challenge.  Just something to think about…

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