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@Nicola – The book I was telling you about is The Reluctant Innovator, by Ken Banks. You’ll see I remembered the title wrongly – but it was a close call.  The book was launched through Kickstarter and the blurb said: “This important, timely book gives the reader an invaluable insight into the workings of the world of social entrepreneurship. …. Great ones are accidental“. (Their italics)
I’ve been interested in Ken’s work since the early days of Frontline SMS. Usually he’s been on the platform and  I’ve been in the audience, but we do get talking now and again. Our paths cross mainly at London events relating to Africa in general, or ICT4D (Information and Communication Technology for Development).
You’ll remember  how we were hoping that new UK-Dadamac collaborations might result if I went to the ICTD 2010 conference at Royal Holloway College, London University. We were hopeful because Professor Tim Unwin was running it with a strong emphasis on academic-practitioner connections. Ken was one of the practitioners out the front with Tim for the welcoming session and keynotes.
I’ve copied the links about the book that I got from my Google search
  • Charting “The Rise of the Reluctant Innovator” by Ken Banks …

    https://www.kickstarter.com/…/charting-the-rise-of-the-reluctant-innovat…

    16 Sep 2013 – Ken Banks is raising funds for Charting “The Rise of the Reluctant … “This important, timely book gives the reader an invaluable insight into the workings of the world of social entrepreneurship. …. Great ones are accidental

  • The Rise of the Reluctant Innovator: Amazon.co.uk: Ken …

    www.amazon.co.uk › … › Human Geography › Developmental Studies Buy The Rise of the Reluctant Innovator by Ken Banks, Archbishop Desmond Tutu … Classes in social innovation, social entrepreneurship and design thinking have become … How much social change is planned, and how much accidental?
  • The Rise of the Reluctant Innovator

    www.reluctantinnovation.com/ Classes in social innovation, social entrepreneurship and design thinking have become increasingly popular in recent years. On the … How much social change is planned, and how much accidental? … From the introduction by Ken Banks.
  • The Rise of the Reluctant Innovator | Stanford Social …

    www.ssireview.org/articles/entry/the_rise_of_the_reluctant_innovator  26 Feb 2014 – Ken Banks … Classes in social innovation, social entrepreneurship and design thinking, among many others, have become increasingly …
  • Secrets Of The Accidental Entrepreneur | TechCrunch

    techcrunch.com/2011/12/24/secrets-of-the-accidentalentrepreneur/
  • 24 Dec 2011 – Secrets Of The Accidental Entrepreneur … But the accidental entrepreneurs mentioned above had it. ….. Ken Banks · Founder at Kiwanja.net.
  • The Rise of the Reluctant Innovator: Ken Banks, Archbishop …

    www.amazon.com/The-Rise-Reluctant-Innovator-Banks/…/1907994181 The Rise of the Reluctant Innovator [Ken Banks, Archbishop Desmond Tutu] on Amazon.com. … Classes in social innovation, social entrepreneurship and design thinking … How much social change is planned, and how much accidental?
  • Meet Ken Banks, author of The Rise of the Reluctant Innovator

    womanontheedgeofreality.com/…/meet-kenbanks-author-of-the-rise-of-… 12 Feb 2015 – I was fortunate enough to meet Ken when we both presented at a conference on social entrepreneurship in London about four years ago.
  • [PDF]Story of Change: Ken Banks and kiwanja.net – Ashoka UK

    uk.ashoka.org/sites/uk.ashoka.org/…/Ken_Banks_Story_of_Change_0.p… To find out more about Ken Banks and kiwanja.net click here or follow him on … entrepreneur and an inventor? … field was purely accidental on a number of.
  • A Conversation with Ken Banks founder of FrontlineSMS …

    www.pimpmycause.org/…/A-Conversation-with-KenBanks-founder-of-… Ken Banks: Since developing a solution to a problem I didn’t originally set out to … increasingly interested in reluctant, accidental and serendipitous innovation. … in the social innovation and social entrepreneurship worlds around whether you …
  • 150-WORD REVIEW: The Rise of The Reluctant Innovator …

    www.mob76outlook.com/150-word-review-rise-reluctant-innovator-edit…