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Crowdfunding Capitalism: Likely to Keep Growing in 2013

  By Brittany Koteles In 2012, crowdfunding platforms grew 81 percent, while venture capital investments fell for the first time in three years. While I’m not here to forecast the…

Tap for Safety: Circle of 6 to Stop Rape

  by Rosie Spinks When Vice President Joe Biden—a longtime opponent of violence against women—announced the Apps Against Abuse technology challenge in 2011, Brooklyn-based filmmaker and activist Nancy Schwartzman knew…

Techy Girls Gaining Ground

By Lindsay Hebert The stereotype “computer geek” carries with it the usual accoutrements: glasses, game consoles and lots of alone time. Even as technology has become ubiquitous through social networks…

The Power of Ideas on a Finite Planet: Ramez Naam

  Adapted from The Infinite Resource: The Power of Ideas on a Finite Planet, a new book by Seattle-based Ramez Naam who is a technologist and a writer.  In the book,…

How to do Sustainability Right: Andy Savitz

by Divya Srinivasan Quaker Oats, Gatorade, and Tropicana share one thing in common – they’re Pepsi Co’s attempt to sell nutritious products, not fizzy colas.  It could be classified as…

Sheryl Sandberg: What do you think?

  Sheryl Sandberg’s latest book “Lean In” has been much talked about – literally.  It’s been the feature of a NPR podcast, a CBS 60 Minutes episode, and an Oprah…

Focus on Clients, not Growth, says new Accion Report on Financial Inclusion

A new report on Financial Inclusion issued by Accion in partnership with Citi and Visa is a launchpad for their new campaign - FI2020 - which will try to unite the private…

Conscious Capitalism with John Mackey of Whole Foods

John Mackey, co-founder and CEO of Whole Foods, is starting a new movement—“conscious capitalism.” Whole Foods CEO John Mackey (Picture above/ Photo Credit: Wikipedia) – It’s time to balance business with…

Social Impact Session with Sonal Shah

  Brian Weinberg of Blended Profit speaks with Sonal Shah, a Tides Fellow and former Director of the Office of Social Innovation at the White House. SONAL SHAH is an entrepreneur and…

Six Ways to Shift and Broaden Your Perspective–and Lead More Effectively

by Prasad Kaipa and Navi Radjou Adapted from their new book, “From Smart to Wise” Our leadership perspective is based on the sum total of the knowledge, experiences, and choices we made before. It defines…

Microsoft gets “smart” with phones 4Afrika

When Microsoft unveiled a multipronged investment in African technological capacity and human capital a few days ago, its new smart phone, manufactured by the Chinese company Huawei, dominated news coverage. Winning over…

Cost Shifting Eye Care: Sustainable HealthCare Model?

Dr. Gullapalli Rao is an ophthalmologist and founder of the Hyderabad-based  L V Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI). The Institute, which opened in 1986 and provides primary eye care to underserved…

Blended Profit Chats with Impact Investor Bob Pattillo

  Brian Weinberg of Blended Profit speaks with Bob Pattillo in a new series of interviews and podcasts about growing the “good economy.” Bob Pattillo is an entrepreneur. He likes…

Youth Unemployment at the World Economic Forum: the Unrecruitment Mission

In a speech at the World Economic Forum on the 21st of January, the Young Global Leader Rajeeb Dey and CEO of Enternships.com, and UK-based social enterprise for job placement,…

mHealth Still Needs a Residence, Even in Rural India

by Ben Thurman Careering down the serpentine road from Araku to Visakhapatnam, in the Eastern Ghats of Andhra Pradesh – one eye on an ailing girlfriend in the back seat…