Ilana Ben-Ari

Ilana Ben-Ari

It was wonderful being a part of theEVENT 2021. Thanks for having me and feel free to download my slides at bit.ly/21Toys

Feel free to follow me and Linkedin, Twitter, and Instagram.

You can learn more about me here and signup for my monthly ask me anything "coffee tawks" where I answer questions around business, design, manufacturing, and all things bootstrapping.

If you'd like to try playing our Empathy Toy or Failure Toy Online, we run free workshops once a week (and no need to have a toy to play). You can signup here to get a special invite to our upcoming sessions.

Below are a few key takeaways and resources for you. Enjoy!

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Toy inventor turned social entrepreneur

1. when starting a conversation, project, or complex challenge, understanding is more important than knowing

2. empathy does not mean agreement

3. being good at empathy means getting comfortable with discomfort

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Must-read books:

Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration by Ed Catmull

Creating Innovators: The Making of Young People Who Will Change the World by Tony Wagner

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Here's a podcast I've been listening to lately: 
Power Rangers: Haim Saban

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