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- Good Giving
- Corporate Responsibility
- Be Fearless
Fellows Friday is a weekly series on the TED Blog that profiles one TED Fellow each week. We have asked the Fellows to answer our question below to share their knowledge and advice with other social entrepreneurs, innovators, and changemakers who are coming up with big ideas that can change the world.
Once an Intellectual Property lawyer that guarded knowledge, Gautam John is now dedicated to radically improving access to information. From open-source children’s books to collecting and analyzing school performance data, Gautam is dedicated to bringing systemic change to India’s education system through a freer flow of information.
Sokunthea: There are many aspiring social entrepreneurs out there who are trying to take their passion and ideas to the next level. What is one piece of advice you would give to them based on your own experiences and successes?
Gautam: Two things. First, don’t be afraid to experiment. But secondly, when you do experiment, make sure you’re honest about failure. And if you do fail, fail fast.
Read the rest of Gautam's Fellows Friday post here.