Some good news about social business

The first item: The social scientist Dan Ariely argues that “prosocial incentives” work better than incentives that benefit the individual only (higher salaries, competitive bonuses). According to Ariely, one important experiment shows that “we can reap the greatest benefits when we spend money on others, and even more when we spend money on close others.”

The second item: Hub Westminster is busy setting up shop in the heart of London. According to its website, the mission of Hub Westminister is to be a “laboratory for changemakers seeking to take ideas to action and impact.” Sounds good to me.