The Art of Systems Change
In this interview, Odin Mühlenbein, partner at Ashoka Germany and lead of advisory at Ashoka Globalizer, talks the growth and importance of systems entrepreneurs — and the ways in which Ashoka Globalizer promotes insights and learnings about social system change, gleaned across the Ashoka network.
He discusses the distinct role that system change entrepreneurs can play and how social entrepreneurs more generally can embrace the power of systems thinking, and the importance of “tipping points" in systems at a global level.
Odin identifies the qualities a social entrepreneur needs to cultivate in order to become a successful systems entrepreneur. He discusses the perennial challenge of funding these ventures, choosing the right systems change, the qualities of a systems entrepreneur, the importance of iteration and humility, and much more.