Why the Rewards for Ambitious Problem Solving Are About to Get Bigger

January 8, 2018

HBR features a piece on solving grand challenges, featuring 100Kin10 as an example of getting to the root cause of a problem:

“Others might define it differently. For example, take Talia Milgrom-Elcott, executive director of 100Kin10, a nonprofit that is spearheading the effort to train 100,000 STEM teachers in 10 years. She told me, “For us in the social sphere, a grand challenge is a collective effort to get at root causes. We’re not only looking for a solution to a problem, but a permanent impact on everyday reality.”

She says they find these root causes through a series of questions: “Keep asking why, and you start to see connections that lead to root causes that have enormous leverage, and that’s where you need to focus your efforts.””

Read the full piece here.