Innovation for Equality 2.0


Syllabus: TBC


‘Warm up session’  1 Friday December 15th


  • Gabriela Enrigue

Special guests (TBC):

  • José Medina -Unreasonable
  • Isa Kukua
  • Gabriela Rocha – Laboratoria
  • Lyda Negrete


Syllabus: TBC


Class 1 Friday, 12th of January – 10 am PST

  • Introduction to the fellowship
  • Inequality in Latin America


Harley Shaiken (TBC)

  • Inequality: A dialogue for the America. Kristen Sehnbruch and Harley Shaiken.
  • Morley, Samuel (2000). La Distribución del Ingreso en América Latina y el Caribe. CEPAL, Fondo de Cultura Económica. Capítulos 2, 3 y 4.


  • Bardach, Eugene, and Eric M. Patashnik. A practical guide for policy analysis: The eightfold path to more effective problem solving. CQ press, 2015.
Class 2 Friday, January 26 th — 10 am PST
TOPIC: Contexto Latinoamericano

Problema: 4 stages of change, how to build a shared vision
GUEST : Santiago Levy (TBC)


  • Levy, Santiago. La pobreza en México. Fondo de Cultura Económica.
Class 3 Friday, February 9th  – 10 am PST
TOPIC:  Problema

    • Desigualdad (con foco en desigualdad de género)
    • Niveles de informalidad vs a nivel de productividad

GUEST : Gerardo Esquivel (TBC)

                                                     Robert Reich (TBC)

  • Vargas Llosa, Mario, C. A. Montaner, and A. Vargas Llosa. “El manual del perfecto idiota latinoamericano.” Barcelona: Editorial Planeta (1996).
  • Sen, Amartya (1999). Development as Freedom. Anchor Books. New York. Capítulo 4.


  • Maurya, A. “Running Lean: A systematic process for iterating your web application from Plan A to a plan that works.” , 2012. Parte 3

Homework: Focusing question and Iceberg- due 15 feb

Class 4 Friday, February 16  – 10 am PST
TOPIC: Alternativas actuales

How to build a theory of change

How to build a solution: Different Alternatives
GUEST: Bardach, Eugene (TBC)


    • Easterly, William, and William Russell Easterly. The elusive quest for growth: economists’ adventures and misadventures in the tropics. MIT press, 2001.
  • Sachs, Jeffrey (2005). The End of Poverty. Penguin Books. Capítulos 3, 8, 9, 10.


  • Heath, Chip, and Dan Heath. Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard. New York: Broadway, 2010. Print.
Class 5 Friday, March 2nd –  10 am PST
TOPIC:  Solución: How to develop a MVP, how to do rapid prototyping, how to build a learning tool
IGUEST: Pascal Finette    (TBC)   


  • McKinsey Global Institute (2014) “A Tale of Two Mexicos: Growth and Prosperity in a two-speed economy”


  • Osterwalder, Alexander, and Yves Pigneur. Business model generation: a handbook for visionaries, game changers, and challengers. John Wiley & Sons, 2010.

Homework: Solution alternatives for your problem- due March 8

Class 6 Friday, March 9 – 10 am PST
TOPIC: How to incorporate feedback from the field, how to improve your product. How to measure impact, learning loop
GUEST  Gabriela Campusano (TBC)

                           Armando Estrada (TBC)

  • Birdsall, Nancy and De la Torre, Augusto (2001). Washington Contentious: Economic Policies for Social Equity in Latin America (Findings of the Commission on Economic Reform in Unequal Latin American Societies sponsored by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peach and the Inter-American Dialogue.


  • Sinek, Simon. Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action. New York: Portfolio, 2009. Print.

Homework: Final Solution- due march 15th

Class 7 Friday, March 16 –  10 am PST
TOPIC: Customer Risk

GUEST: : Eugenia Ramirez (TBC)

                             Jorge Gonzalez (TBC)

  • Mind the gap. Anthony Atkinson. The Economist. June 6th, 2015.
  • More or less equal? The Economist. March 11th, 2004.


  • Hwang, Victor W., and Greg Horowitt. The Rainforest: The secret to building the next Silicon Valley. Los Altos Hills, CA: Regenwald, 2012.

Homework: Pitch- due march 20th

Class 8 Friday, March 23th – 10 am PST
TOPIC: System Thinking/ how to pitch
GUEST :  Cesar Montemayor (TBC)

                          Johanna Posada (TBC)

  • Stroh, David Peter. Systems thinking for social change: A practical guide to solving complex problems, avoiding unintended consequences, and achieving lasting results. Chelsea Green Publishing, 2015.