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What Money Can’t Buy by Michael Sandel

June 12th, 2012 · No Comments · Ideas

This PBS.org interview explores Harvard professor Michael Sandel new book, “What Money Can’t Buy.” We can pay for faster processing through airport security lines, access to the the fast lane on roads and there are even companies that will hire people to wait in line for you to get into congressional hearings in the US. Where do we draw the line? It is a fascinating discussion. Please watch the video.

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Don’t act like a Used Car Salesman in your Online Business

May 29th, 2012 · No Comments · Ideas

Does your business pass the used car salesman test? Stop ripping off your customers, you business will likely be more successful because of it.

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33 Social Entrepreneurs Who Make This World A Better Place

January 14th, 2012 · No Comments · Entrepreneurship

IdeaMensch has a great post providing examples of 33 social entrepreneurs. These social entrepreneurs are proof that talented individuals can indeed make a substantial difference to the world.

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Introductory Guide to Social Entrepreneurship

January 4th, 2012 · No Comments · Social Good

It is possible to do good AND earn a profit. Unfortunately, economics has put the goal of profit maximization above everything else. Imagine a world where businesses maximized social good instead. Here are some great resources to get you started on Social Entrepreneurship.

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Occupy Wall Street – Grows to a World Wide Protest

October 5th, 2011 · No Comments · Collaboration

Big Ideas Tens of thousands are now involved with the Occupy Wall Street Protests worldwide Web based platforms facilitate the coordination of mass gatherings and protests around the world With online collaboration tools, a single leader or clear plan are not required. You have undoubtedly heard about the Occupy Wall Street protests that have been […]

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How Small of a House Could you Live in?

September 1st, 2011 · 1 Comment · Trends

Downsizing the size of your home can save you money and time. It is likely that you could live in 1/4 of the space you currently do. Smaller designs can still be beautiful.

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The Rise of Social Entrepreneurship

July 9th, 2011 · No Comments · Ideas

A great lifestyle is not just about leisure time and personal satisfaction; making a real difference in the world is also becoming an essential component. Entrepreneurship is often necessary to have the freedom to craft a perfect lifestyle, but an even more important factor is the opportunity to really create social good in the world.

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The Uniform Project: A Great Idea Executed Brilliantly

February 16th, 2011 · No Comments · Ideas

The Uniform Project, started by Sheena Matheiken, is a great example of the four S’s of a great idea: Simple, Story, Surprising and Social Good. Matheiken wore the same dress for a year to raise over $100,000 for disadvantaged children.

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Alex Bogusky and the Fearless Revolution towards Conscious Capitalism

February 3rd, 2011 · 3 Comments · Ideas

While companies like Kickstarter and Kiva are proving that corporations can do good, I am still not convinced that ‘business’ is the best avenue for social change. Talking profits under the guise of making the world a better place still reeks of opportunism to me. It is not that companies shouldn’t strive to behave more ethically and try to create more good, it is just that profits cloud judgement.

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