Finding Small Ways to Make a Big Impact

Small ideas can have a great influence.

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Derreck Kayongo, founder of the Global Soap Project, explains the value of small ideas and their capacity to have a huge impact. 

“Most of us are very small people,” he explains. “But out of those small people we've grown up to have people like Nelson Mandela. We've had the Wright brothers. These people started off small and they end up having great ideas and they follow those ideas to the very end.”

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The one that really caught my eye about 10 years ago was this idea of waste and how much we as a market economy throw away so much that can actually be reused into new markets and, for me, that was a simple little idea that had to do with the used soap. And so for me, having been a former refugee and somebody who actually knows the power of soap, that became something that means something to me and I felt that's something I could actually do something about.

What am I doing around the world right now is to try and make sure that people understand the value of small little ideas that have a great huge impact in the marketplace. When I sit in front of big audiences or small rooms or medium rooms and try to speak to people about what is important around small ideas that have a huge impact, I usually go back to how minuscule we all are. Most of us are very small people. But out of those small people we've grown up to have people like Nelson Mandela. We've had the Wright brothers. These people started off small and they end up having great ideas and they follow those ideas to the very end. And they do that using skillsets that they identify very early on and they use those skill sets to organize community and society around those skillsets to actually convince all of us that what they're about to do is gonna change all our lives, and it's for the good.

Look as yourself as a small person who begins small and starts to enlarge your environment by using your skillsets and a lot of other tools in your toolkit to create change. So for me, it starts with one person. Always one person, it doesn't start with an army of people. It starts with an idea, which then is captured and then organized to then create a framework in which all of us can participate.

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