When Amerigo Vespucci made a map that showed how to find North America, people liked it so much they named the place after him.
Having now finished up a map of the known world in education technology, with generous support from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation, we are not expecting to find it in any history books. But we were delighted, when we released it yesterday at a meeting of the Philanthropy Roundtable in San Francisco, to see attendees at tables pulling up the map to try it out, and to see great buzz on Twitter last night from the entrepreneurs whose companies are named on it.
We were thrilled to work with Education Elements and the Innosight Institute to create the map, and you can read a great post from Innosight’s Michael B. Horn about yesterday’s fun here. And then, try out the interactive map yourself!