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Jun
24
2013
In 2012 National Geographic Traveler magazine announced their new Travelers of the Year initiative. The honorees were a group of fearless boundary breakers who explored the world with passion and purpose, inspiring others to expand their horizons,...
Jun
21
2013
When it comes to politics, how engaged are you? With more demands on our time, attention span, and energy, it should come as no surprise that political and community engagement appears at a low point.
Jun
17
2013
Yesterday was #GivingTuesday, the hashtag powered day of charity that is designed to follow the pre-holiday shopping bacchanals of Black Friday and the more arriviste Cyber Monday with 24 hours of people-powered philanthropy. In short: buy, buy some...
Jun
17
2013
Active citizenship means people getting involved in their local communities and democracy at all levels, from towns to cities to nationwide activity. Active citizenship can be as small as a campaign to clean up your street or as big as educating...
Jun
14
2013
A provocative mix of the new Silicon Valley establishment, politicos, activists, new media practitioners, academics and fledgling online entrepreneurs came together last week at the 10th annual Personal Democracy Forum. Among the speakers and...
Jun
14
2013
David Brooks, the New York Times columnist, wrote a column (New York Times, May 20) discussing a study on the frequency of word usage made possible by new search tools developed by Google. It revealed that over the past 48 years frequency of use of...
Jun
13
2013
What began as a protest to save a park from being demolished in Istanbul’s historic city center, Taksim, has become a movement that can reshape the concept of citizenship in Turkey. The crowd today comprises individuals, each distinctive and in...
Jun
07
2013
Think about the last time you volunteered your time and talents to an important effort or cause. How did it make you feel? With the busy lives we lead, just the thought of volunteering might seem overwhelming, but in reality it could be very...
Jun
06
2013
Let's face it: As much as we try to make everything equal for our children these days (yes, honey, everyone gets a trophy at the Little League championship!), there are some kids who just stand out. Take this guy, for example: Real-life Doogie...
Jun
05
2013
When Benjamin O’Keefe read the words of Abercrombie & Fitch’s chief executive, Mike Jeffries, suggesting that the retailer wanted its clothes worn only by thin, attractive “cool kids,” he wasn’t happy. Mr. O’Keefe, 18, struggled with weight...
Jun
04
2013
When Jacob Harold joined GuideStar as its new chief executive in October, he walked into an organization that was looking for its place in a rapidly changing world. GuideStar has long been known as the publisher of financial information about...
Jun
04
2013
Michael Smith
If you talk to the chief executives of any successful company, they will usually attribute their success to three things: talent, talent, talent. Steve and I have always believed this to be true, both in our work in the private sector, as well as in...

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