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Pathways to exponential change

At Societal Thinking, we travel with change leaders across the globe to explore: How to enable social impact at scale, with speed, sustainably? Along these adventures, we curate and co-create knowledge around what it takes to do so – by enabling exponential change – change that inspires more and rapid change. 

One of the ways in which this knowledge has come alive is as  a set of 3 books – Think Scale, Think Speed and Think Sustain.

These books offer an opportunity to reflect upon, reimagine and reckon with the world’s most pressing social issues – while designing for societal scale change, navigating uncertainties or just to imagine possibilities.

Read, remix, repurpose – enter a world of possibilities

The ‘Think’ books are self-published under the Creative Commons License, CC BY SA 4.0 International.

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Think Scale

Social problems are large. In our efforts to address the size of these problems, we often grapple with scale. How do we perceive the scale of the problems we’re trying to solve? How do we design for scale? How do we monitor progress?

Think Scale is an opportunity to pause and reflect on how to solve at scale. It is a window into the thoughts and experiences of change leaders, thinkers and funders on a journey to enable impact at scale. 

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Think Speed

Social problems mutate. In our efforts to keep pace with shifting problems, we often grapple with speed. How do we anticipate change? How do we enable diverse solutions by reimagining the role of civil society, government and markets? How do we act before problems change size and shape? 

Think Speed is an opportunity to pause and reflect on how to make change exponential – change that inspires more and rapid change. It is a window into the thoughts and experiences of change leaders, thinkers and funders on a journey to enable rapid change.

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Think Scale

Social problems are large. In our efforts to address the size of these problems, we often grapple with scale. How do we perceive the scale of the problems we’re trying to solve? How do we design for scale? How do we monitor progress?

Think Scale is an opportunity to pause and reflect on how to solve at scale. It is a window into the thoughts and experiences of change leaders, thinkers and funders on a journey to enable impact at scale. 

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Think Speed

Social problems mutate. In our efforts to keep pace with shifting problems, we often grapple with speed. How do we anticipate change? How do we enable diverse solutions by reimagining the role of civil society, government and markets? How do we act before problems change size and shape? 

Think Speed is an opportunity to pause and reflect on how to make change exponential – change that inspires more and rapid change. It is a window into the thoughts and experiences of change leaders, thinkers and funders on a journey to enable rapid change.

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Meet the authors

Sanjay Purohit

Anjali Hans

Naveen Varshan

I think they’re full of interesting ideas and the framing of each book as a curation of ideas positions them well.

Patrick Barwise
Emeritus Professor of Management and Marketing, London Business School

Parts of the book, particularly the Scale one for me, feel like reflections with the potential to truly wake a person up.

Sachin Malhan
Co-Founder and Creator, Agami

I think that the three books are a good place to start because they cover some of the key topics for any social change organisation.

Eric Nee
Former Editor-In-Chief Stanford Social Innovation Review

These books condense so much wisdom in such a concentrated, accessible way through a unique lens that I view it as indispensable compendium no matter who you are, what you do or how you want to make your life meaningful.  It is essential for anyone who wants to work towards a desirable future.

Annalie Killian
Vice President Strategic Partnerships, sparks & honey

A go-to for anyone who thinks bigger than what may seem possible right now, for anyone who truly wants to move the needle, for dreamers and innovators alike.

Nandan Nilekani
Chairman and Co-Founder Infosys, and Co-Founder and Chairman EkStep Foundation

These are not books to read in one gulp. Sometimes, a sentence generated a spark, I stopped on that page, looked at the sky, connecting ideas, minutes later I returned to the notepad to write down the reflections that emerged. I liked how the book has space and invites this type of tactile interaction, a reading-craft connecting the content with the problems we’re facing on a daily basis.

Talita Novakoski
CTIO, Director of Intelligence and Technology, NOSSAS, Brazil.

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