An often-heard lament among supporters of startups is that philanthropists have never fully embraced Jewish innovation. To the extent that that's true, it may be partly because of the way innovation has been marketed. Successful marketing depends on persuading the target … [Read more...] about Selling Innovation
From the reactions to the closing of JDub Records, you might imagine that it was the only music company serving younger Jews. One of the exceptions was the astute, must-read commentary by Jo Ellen Green Kaiser on the Zeek page of The Forward, which acknowledges “'underground' r … [Read more...] about The Day the Music Died?
Many of the first reactions to the closing of JDub Records have followed the same pattern: they look for someone to blame. Some fault philanthropists for lacking a true commitment to innovation, notwithstanding the enormous and ongoing support for the startup sector by Jewish … [Read more...] about Fundamentals
Last week, before a very international group of younger Jewish leaders, Prof. Ruth Gavison asked Natan Sharansky a timely question. “The 'Arab Spring' may turn out to be less stable than nondemocratic regimes,” she began. “What impact will this have on Israel's prospects for peace … [Read more...] about 25 Years of Leadership
by Bob Goldfarb Whom does Jewish innovation serve? It's a question that needs closer attention as the sector continues to grow. According to a recent report, The Jewish Innovation Economy, this sector “is more focused on Jewish identity and belonging, along with religious e … [Read more...] about Innovation and Responsibility