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PeaceTXT: using mobile technology to end violence

November 6, 2012

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How can we create more peaceful communities and a world with less violence by using mobile technology? PopTech has gathered some leading tech’ies and clever minds to work on this very question.   Very exiting!       Advertisements

Top 15 quotes on purpose and leadership from The Blue Sweater by Jacqueline Novogratz

July 13, 2012

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Go to the people: live with them, learn from them love them start with what they know build with what they have.   But of the best leaders, when the job is done, the task accomplished, the people will say: “We have done it ourselves.” – Lao Tzu The book The Blue Sweater by the […]

The world’s largest movement

July 6, 2012

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Something powerful is taking place across the planet. “It is my belief that we are a part of a movement, that is greater, and deeper, and broader than we ourselves know, or can know. It flies under the radar of the media by and large….” the author of Blessed Unrest and founder of Wiser.org Paul […]

Key quotes from Jacqueline Novogratz’s inspiring book on work for social change

July 3, 2012

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“Bridging the gap between rich and poor in an interconnected world” is the subtitle to Jacqueline Novogratz’s book The Blue Sweater, which I just finished reading. It was a great read for many reasons. Not only was it well-written and entertaining as if it was a good fiction; it was also deeply inspiring and full […]

A social visionary ahead of his time: maybe we ought to catch up?

November 19, 2011

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“I went to a very elitist, snobbish, expensive education in India and that almost destroyed me.” With these words social entrepreneur Sanjit ‘Bunker’ Roy opens his very inspiring TED talk, giving us a little peek into the remarkable work he has accomplished over the last decades for the poor in India and later also Africa. […]

How singer Sarah McLachlan uses her passion and talents to create social change

April 17, 2011

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There are endless of ways in which we as individuals can participate in making the world a little better; ways which are suitable with who we are, where we are in life and geography, and what we are good at and enjoy doing. There are millions of ways to release the inner social change-maker – […]

Video: How the global food market starves the poor

April 17, 2011

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How to feed the world? This is the main question raised in this short and entertaining video, which despite its apparent simplicity, gives food for thought. Why is it for example that in some parts of the world we have an oversupply of food (and vast problems with obesity), while in other more southern parts […]