Social Innovation: A Definition of Opportunity

Peter Block Posted by Peter Block.

Peter Block is an author, consultant and citizen of Cincinnati, Ohio. His work is about empowerment, stewardship, chosen accountability, and the reconciliation of community.


When asked recently to define social innovation Etmanski replied rather off-handedly that it’s a combination of the old, the new and the surprising.

When asked recently to define social innovation Etmanski replied rather off-handedly that it’s a combination of the old, the new and the surprising. Not much of a definition, he says, but then again the ambiguity might be useful.