Developing an impact strategy means embracing the problem of the future.

When it comes to developing strategy, it’s easy for a social venture’s leadership team to revert back to the same old strategic planning process they’ve used in the past: Inertia is real and repeating the same process, even if you know it’s not the best, is comfortable and easy. Why does strategy have to be so hard? Well ... because it is. Strategy is hard! It’s about the future, and—whatever any charismatic leader, politician, funder, or Burning Man-attendee might say—the future is murky, messy, confusing, and 100 percent unknown. Read More