Author: Grant Schreiber

6 Images to Move Your World (Seeing is Believing)

People Make Culture (Culture Doesn’t Make People) In the ultimate act of female empowerment, pop phenomenon Lady Gaga (above) has put a ring on her finger to celebrate that we are all free to propose to anyone at any time. The Knight Finger ring was launched by online retailer Klarna, together with Swedish fashion activist […]

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Get a Grip: Hands-Free Handle Made of Recycled Plastic

Public places are hotspots for contagious diseases. To help fight the health pandemic Finnish company Fortum has developed Vipu, a hands-free handle for opening doors and cabinets in public places. The clean-energy company has joined forces with the biggest retail chain in Finland to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic and offers a practical solution to […]

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16 Great Business Ideas For Fighting The COVID-19 Pandemic

Editors Note: Real Leaders is making its archive of magazines freely available to all visitors to our website as part of our contribution to the Covid-19 pandemic. We believe you’ll emerge stronger and wiser when this crisis passes, and we hope our stories will keep you entertained and inspired while we sit out this challenging time. Sign […]

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Africa takes Flight With Life-saving drones

Three years ago, Tendai Pasipanodya learned about drones being used to solve problems in Africa. Her visionary mind wondered if drone technology could offer the same leapfrog opportunity for the continent as mobile phone technology had done 15 years before. She was convinced that if the technology was successfully localized, it would be a game-changer for the […]

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How to Run a Business Like  the World’s Most Sustainable  Fashion Event

Forget five-year business plans that focus entirely on financial metrics — sustainability action plans are the next big thing. The world of high fashion is usually associated with frivolous, high-end excess, but Copenhagen Fashion Week has set out to change all that.  Led by CEO Cecilie Thorsmark and a host of strategic partners, the landmark, annual Scandinavian fashion event has launched […]

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You Strike The Women, You Strike a Rock

The tragic death of three children, from a skirmish between the Irish Republican Army (IRA) and British troops in 1976, pushed two women into action and galvanized a divided community. It was an unprecedented display of what women can achieve when they join forces. Anne Maguire was walking to the shops with her three children […]

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5 Ways Your Business Can Respond to The Coronavirus Outbreak

The outbreak of COVID-19, commonly known as coronavirus, is not only a global health crisis, it’s also affecting trade and the global economy. Its impact is growing and will be felt in both the short and the long term. All sectors of society have been affected by the outbreak — including the international business community. As […]

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22 Ways to Lead With Genius

What are the essential elements of genius needed to succeed in a rapidly changing world? In 2016, inventor Martine Rothblatt’s phone rang. The voice on the other end was her friend, Rebecca Hoffberger. “Are you some kind of da Vinci?” Hoffberger asked. “I’ve just read that you created the world’s first all-electric helicopter.” “Yes,” said Rothblatt. […]

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Jane Goodall at 85: What Animals Can Teach us About Leadership

Why the much-loved  scientist’s mission and message is resonating today with people of all ages. Twenty-six-year-old Jane Goodall desperately tried to keep up with the chimpanzee she’d affectionately named David Greybeard. The thick undergrowth of the Gombe Stream Reserve in Tanzania pulled at her clothing and slowed her down. The chimpanzee’s sleek body hair allowed […]

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Real Leaders Magazine: Our Straw Doesn’t Suck

If you’ve already purchased the latest edition of Real Leaders magazine, may have noticed that the paper for our Real Leaders Impact Awards section feels different from the rest of the magazine. That’s because it contains 10 percent straw. In a world-first, Real Leaders teamed up with Willamette Falls Paper Company in Portland, Oregon, to […]

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Team Human: Can the Revolution Start Already?

Our technologies, markets, and cultural institutions — once forces for human connection and expression — now isolate and repress us. It’s time to remake society together, not as individual players but as the team we actually are: Team Human. Autonomous technologies, runaway markets, and weaponized media have overturned civil society, paralyzing our ability to connect […]

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5 Amazing Social Enterprise Ideas of 2019

Each year, the Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship recognize organizations that disrupt the status quo and drive sustainable large-scale change. “These brave entrepreneurs are on the frontlines of solving the world’s most pressing problems,” says Skoll. “Each social entrepreneur may have a distinct approach, but they all share a relentless pursuit of impact and the […]

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10 Immigrants That Helped Change the World

There are many reasons why immigrants can make great entrepreneurs. They are amazed by the quality of education and infrastructure of their new country and are struck by the lack of awareness and initiative from locals, who don’t always realize how much opportunity exists around them. Secondly, They can deal with adversity. All entrepreneurs experience […]

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Where’s The Opportunity? Ask an Immigrant

Rick Perez was eight years old when he arrived in the United States from Mexico, brought north by parents who believed in the promise of the American Dream. Beyond their hopes and prayers for his future, they also believed firmly that learning to speak English would mean  success. At first, he knew some basic English words […]

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Ice Cream, Horses and Leadership? Yes, There is a Link

Lisa Arie’s epiphany came while walking down a New York street in 1997. The successful advertising executive had been diagnosed with a terminal disease, and she realized with a shock that although she’d been aspiring her whole life toward society’s standard of success, she was missing out what it meant to be alive. Suddenly, what […]

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This is What Real Masculinity Should Look Like

The cartoon stuck on the refrigerator door of Dr. John Izzo sums up his work perfectly: Three men, wearing hard hats, eating lunch at a construction site. The caption reads, “Men working things out.” One of the co-founders of Good Men in Sport, Izzo believes it perfectly captures one of the greatest obstacles facing men […]

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Buzz Aldrin Wants Us to Dream Like it’s 1969

Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin, The Second Man To Walk on The Moon, is Now Aiming For Mars. He reckons we need the big thinking of the 1960s to push beyond our current limits.  I’m backstage at Radio City Music Hall in New York, being ushered towards a meeting with a man who walked on the moon. […]

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World Leaders Depicted as Refugees

How do you get world leaders to experience firsthand the suffering of refugees? Syrian artist Abdalla Al Omari has found a solution, placing some of the most recognizable politicians in their shoes — by painting them. The Syrian-born artist, now based in Belgium, is driven by the emotions created by the massive displacement of people […]

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Look Great in Seaweed T-shirts and Plastic Bottle Track Pants

Pangaia is a global collective of people with one mission – to accelerate the world’s transition to responsible production and consumption. The European fashion brand is taking the world by storm – and leaving no trace behind. Every day we borrow resources from the planet. Producing billions of garments and feeding the endless whims of […]

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Canada Goose Celebrates Inuit Craftsmanship

First of its kind program showcases Inuit craftsmanship on global scale; donates 100% of Proceeds to Inuit Communities in Canada. Canada Goose has launched a new social entrepreneurship project for Canada’s North – Project Atigi. The first of its kind in Canada, Project Atigi was born in the North, created by the North and benefits the North. […]

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World Water Day 2019: How to Act

Sustainable Development Goal #6 is crystal clear: water for all by 2030. By definition, this means leaving no one behind. But today, billions of people are still living without safe water – their households, schools, workplaces, farms and factories struggling to survive and thrive. Marginalized groups – women, children, refugees, indigenous peoples, disabled people and […]

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The Ruthless Actor With a Heart Of Chocolate

Ben Affleck frequently plays arrogant and ruthless characters in his films, that often feature corrupt but well-meaning law enforcement figures and characters caught in situations out of their depth. But off-screen, Affleck’s heart is easily melted. One of his goals is to kickstart organic chocolate production in the Congo, a country with more than 11,000 […]

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Changing The Way Americans See Africa

A report released by the USC Annenberg Norman Lear Center’s Media Impact Project reveals that Americans seldom see mentions of Africa or Africans on popular television shows or in the news; and when they do, the portrayals are often negative and stereotyped. The Africa Narrative is a global initiative harnessing the power of the arts, media and entertainment, business, education and philanthropy to engage the world in […]

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How to Lead Like a Champion

World-renowned fashion photographer, Nigel Barker, has shot a series of iconic portraits of 16 world-class athletes to help raise money and awareness for nonprofit Laureus Sport for Good USA. The “Spirit of Champions Collection” captures the joy, beauty and power of sport as embodied by these amazing athletes. What can aspiring leaders learn from their […]

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25 Immigrants And Refugees Who Made The World Great

Contrary to common political rhetoric, immigration does not represent a zero-sum game in which jobs, services, and resources consumed by immigrants result in fewer resources for taxpayers and working-class citizens. It’s a fact that immigrants open businesses at higher rates than their U.S.-born counterparts do; many bring large amounts of capital to invest in the […]

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How Ted Turner Has Invested In The Future of Humanity

  The media mogul taught his daughter from birth to value the environment. In turn, she has passed these lessons to her son. Simple acts by ordinary people can start movements that change the world for the better. Global development agencies such as UNICEF will be no good if the environment is dead. Good intentions […]

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How to Awaken Your Inner Mandela

Anne Pratt from South Africa is both fascinated and excited about the mysterious ingredients that make up a great leader. It inspired her to action during a leadership fellowship at Harvard and has inspired her purpose ever since. It began as a young child aged seven when her mother spent time with her at the […]

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30 Characteristics of Future Leaders

Leadership is inherently viewed as positive and good. The reality, of course, is something quite different. There are good leaders and there are bad leaders, male and female. There are those who believe that any action by leaders is better than no action at all. This is wishful thinking and absolute nonsense. If leaders make bad decisions, those […]

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5 Global Problems And How You Can Profit From Them

We are in the midst of a seismic change in the way we organize our societies, run our businesses and live our lives. Whether we all stand to benefit from this change is up to you. You are the one who can turn the myriad of interconnected risks we face into opportunities. Along with the Sustainable Development Goals launched by the […]

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Fabien Cousteau: Leading Like Our Lives Depend on it

By the time Fabien Cousteau had assumed the self-bestowed title of guardian of the oceans, from his father Jean-Michel and grandfather Jacques, he felt no pressure to continue the family legacy – it was already something he wanted to do. Growing up in a somewhat unusual family and experiencing firsthand the thrill of discovery and […]

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Global Climate Action Summit Seeks to Boost Carbon Disclosure

Hundreds more businesses, cities, states and regions are today being urged to step up their climate actions, transparently report carbon emissions and make big progress meeting emissions reduction goals. The challenge is being made the day before World Environment Day June 5. The call was made by co-chairs to the upcoming Global Climate Action Summit […]

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Pope Francis Puts His Faith in Electric Racing Cars

His Holiness Pope Francis welcomed Formula E drivers to the Eternal City for the first-ever E-Prix in Rome on April 14. Pope Francis welcomed the drivers competing in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship to his residence in Santa Marta ahead of the first-ever E-Prix on the streets of Rome. Alongside Founder & CEO of […]

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6 Successful Social Innovation Projects

Brands with a conscience not only attract better talent and woo discerning consumers, they also wind up building communities and boosting the bottom line. As they say, if you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem. Social innovations are new strategies, concepts and ideas that meet the social needs of different elements […]

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This Should Scare You More Than Terrorism: The Opioid Epidemic

Terrorists move over. There’s a far worse terror in town that is indiscriminately targeting kids and adults, killing well over 10 times more Americans a year than all terrorist attacks of the last 16 years combined. That’s correct. While politicians have spent several trillion dollars on foreign wars, they’ve distracted us from the very real […]

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Warren Buffett Will Run Berkshire For 60 Years Beyond His Death

The world’s most frugal multi-billionaire has always had an eye for value, despite the payoff being decades away. His largest and most far-sighted investment, totaling billions of dollars, is not aimed at the capital markets but at improving the lives of millions. From humble beginnings in 1965, Warren Buffett has grown Berkshire Hathaway, a loss-making […]

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A Lesson From The Man Who Saved the World

  In 1983 Stanislav Petrov was responsible for reacting to a report that five American nuclear missiles were heading toward the Soviet Union. Rather than retaliate, he followed his gut feeling and went against protocol, convincing the armed forces that it was a false alarm. His decision saved the world from a potential devastating nuclear […]

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The President Who Dismantled His Country To Save The World

One of the world’s most powerful leaders decides that aggressive posturing and ideological differences shouldn’t matter anymore. He’s of the opinion that leaders who seek peace should be seen as strong, not weak. Mikhail Gorbachev moves from politics to forming a green “Red Cross” to help solve environmental issues. To meet future challenges he suggests […]

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A New Power Broker in the Syrian Conflict: A Nun

Agnes Mariam de la Croix is the Mother Superior of Syria. Born to a Palestinian father and Lebanese mother, she has worked tirelessly to bring opposing forces together in a country torn apart by sectarian warfare. The country has been the focus of almost daily news for five years and de la Croix has been […]

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SDG Pioneers Give a Glimpse of The Future of Business

The United Nations Global Compact has recognized 10 SDG Pioneers – individuals from around the world who are championing sustainability through their own companies and mobilizing the broader business community to take action in pursuit of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs). Six SDG Pioneers were recognized on stage during the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit at the […]

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Companies Challenged to Disrupt Business-As-Usual Mindset

Nearly 800 business leaders from over 70 countries joined leaders from civil society, Government and the United Nations at the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit 2017. Convened during the 72nd Regular Session of UN General Assembly, the Summit focused on driving responsible business action and partnerships to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Paris Climate Agreement. UN Deputy […]

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Corporate Reporting on The Global Goals Just Got Easier

Business reporting on the impacts and contributions to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is set to become less complex following the launch of a new report – Business Reporting on the SDGs: An Analysis of the Goals and Targets. Developed by GRI and the United Nations Global Compact, with the support of PwC, as part of a […]

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New UN General Assembly President Calls For an End to Business as Usual

Ex Slovakian politician, diplomat and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Miroslav Lajčák has opened the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly in his new role as President. His fluency in English, German, Russian, Bulgarian and Serbo-Croatian, has also bestowed him with unique insights into the inter-cultural dynamics of business. In his opening speech he expressed […]

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How Tory Burch Fearlessly Pursued Her Dreams

Tory Burch launched her business in 2004, and working from her kitchen with a small team, turned an idea into a collection. As the fashion brand became a household name she learned about the obstacles that women face in business: Balancing work, family and securing financing. She told Real Leaders why her social impact foundation […]

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Tesla’s New Solar Roof Can Make Money From The Sun

Elon Musk has just put your old, unemployed roof to work – by creating one that converts the suns rays into energy that will power your home. If you’re lucky, you may even earn some money from it. Innovative electric car manufacturer Tesla has announced the U.S. rollout of its glass, solar roof tiles, with worldwide orders expected to […]

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Are You Future-proof? 16 Questions to Answer Now

To be competent and effective in a global market that is increasingly bringing different people, cultures and values together, business leaders need to develop a world view that acknowledges this new reality. There are 196 countries in the world, an estimated 6,500 languages and around 4,200 religions. How do you find common ground within so […]

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The Smurfs Occupy UN on International Day Of Happiness

Today is International Day of Happiness. In the lead up to this day of potential elation and glee, the United Nations held a special ceremony at the UN headquarters in New York on March 18 with the cast from the movie Smurfs: The Lost Village to lend their support towards the human pursuit of happiness and […]

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16-year-old Sues Trump Over Climate Change

Xiuhtezcatl Roske-Martinez is not your average 16-year-old. He’s busy mobilizing an army of teenagers in over 50 countries to demand greener policies from world leaders. He’s also in a race to save climate change data before the Trump administration can destroy it. He’s been dubbed the “Kid Warrior” by some, a green activist by others, and a plaintiff […]

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Bentley Debuts First Electric Luxury Car

Bentley Motors has unveiled the future of electric luxury with the EXP 12 Speed 6e at the 2017 Geneva International Motor Show. The concept showcases Bentley’s approach to a zero-emission, electric future as well as the seamless integration of state-of-the-art on board technology in a truly luxurious, authentic way. All-electric Bentley vehicles in the future will […]

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Nobel Peace Prize Winner on His $9.3 Million a Day War

The Colombian Minister Of Defence, with a mandate to fight the revolutionary armed forces of Colombia (FARC), resigns and instead runs for president – convinced that negotiations, rather than war, will have a better outcome. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2016 for his efforts to bring the country’s more than 50-year-long civil […]

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DiCaprio: Climate Action is Biggest Economic Opportunity for US

Tackling climate change is the “biggest economic opportunity” in the history of the United States, no matter who holds political office, said Hollywood star and environmental activist Leonardo DiCaprio. “There are a few, very prominent people that still deny the overwhelming conclusions of the world’s scientists that climate change is largely human-caused and needs immediate […]

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The Day I Introduced Tim Cook to Steve Jobs

  Steve Jobs came striding into his offsite meeting room one Saturday morning in 1989 in Palo Alto, California, USA, bristling with characteristic impatient energy and already thinking past the moment as to why it was so hard to find like-minded people to work with. Inside the room sat a calm Tim Cook, who had […]

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Can We Still Trust Our News?

During the 2014 Ferguson, Missouri riots in the U.S. after the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown, only one news presenter bothered to ask a protester why they were burning down their own buildings. Benn Swann (pictured above), founder of the Truth In Media project, believes that many media outlets are not interested in telling the […]

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Drug-inspired Fashion: It’s to die for

Terrorists move over. There’s a far worse terror in town that is targeting kids and adults, killing well over ten times more Americans this year than all terrorist attacks of the last 16 years combined. That’s correct. While politicians have spent several trillion dollars on foreign wars, they’ve distracted us from the very real threat […]

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How Have the U.N.’s Global Goals Fared One Year On?

World leaders one year ago agreed on an ambitious set of global goals designed to tackle the world’s most troubling problems such as extreme poverty and inequality by 2030 at the United Nations. Described as a blueprint for the future, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with 169 targets address such daunting challenges as climate […]

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Scottish Entrepreneur Inspired by Indian Garbage Dump

Squinting through the smoke and haze of a Mumbai, India, garbage dump a few years ago, Toby McCartney could never have imagined that one day he’d be shaking hands with Sir Richard Branson, and Tyra Banks would be congratulating him for developing a system that could one day revolutionize our roads. McCartney had just flown […]

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What Job Was I Made For? Let’s Google it

Grown adults dangle from hanging chairs bolted to the ceiling. Young executives in T-shirts and jeans are barely visible inside giant, brightly-colored beanbags scattered on the floor, and a woman on a skateboard weaves through the desks while speaking on her mobile phone. The CEO arrives downstairs for a meeting by sliding out of a […]

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Hollywood Rolls Out the Green Carpet

The next time you see a celebrity pulling up at an event in a hybrid car, there’s a good chance Debbie Levin is behind it. The CEO of the Environmental Media Association is continuing a novel social marketing strategy, begun in the late 1980s. By weaving environmental messages into films and using celebrities for positive […]

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The Ability Activist Driven By Negativity

At around 14,000 ft. above sea level, on a bleak, rocky path on Kilimanjaro, the tallest mountain in Africa, Chaeli Mycroft’s climbing partner turned to her and said, “Can you see those yellow people over there?” Mycroft’s party had just passed a dozen other climbers, many of them Asian. Horrified, she replied, “Adam, you can’t […]

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Capitalism Gets Reinvented – For a Mere $27

  Muhammad Yunus solves a social problem by giving micro-loans to the poor – turning them into entrepreneurs. The effects of his first loan, a total of $27 to 42 people, make him realize that people are not poor from being lazy, but because financial institutions do not help them. He forms Grameen Bank, providing […]

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The Luxury Watch Made From AK47s

Peter Thum, the man behind watch brand Fonderie 47 has a talent for supporting social causes he feels are important and a skill for applying his business acumen to them. His unique take on business has resulted in the creation of a watch made from recycled parts of universal symbol of conflict, the AK47 assault […]

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Round-the-World Solar Plane Lands Among the Pyramids

On its journey around the world, Solar Impulse 2 (Si2) – the solar airplane of Swiss pioneers Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg – landed in Egypt after a flight of two days and two nights without fuel. This flight, which crossed the Mediterranean Sea from west to east and covered a distance of 3’745 km (2’327 miles) powered only by […]

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Meet The 26 Generation Family Business

Compared to any family business, the Antinori story is exceptional: it’s hard enough to get a family business to survive for three generations, let alone 26. But that’s what the Antinori family has done since 1184, just outside Florence in Italy. The renowned wine company, also one of the oldest companies in the world, is now run […]

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Overlooked and Misunderstood: Older People Speak out About Conflict

Overlooked and misunderstood: older people speak about their experiences of conflict. A new HelpAge International survey of 300 older refugees fleeing from conflict in Syria, Ukraine and South Sudan has found evidence of neglect, poor health provision and feelings of isolation and fear. The refugee crisis of the last few years has mainly focused on the […]

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Impact Investing Goes Mainstream

“You cannot separate people from the environment,” says Michael Van Patten, former Mission Markets CEO and current Founder of ethical investment tech company my4. His new company is a marketplace for investors within the impact and sustainability sector looking for a way to align their personal values with their investments. He shared his views on impact investing with […]

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Forest Whitaker: “I’m Here to Help you Take Action”

Whitaker Peace and Development Initiative founder and CEO Forest Whitaker played a major role in the opening ceremony of the UN General Assembly’s High-Level Thematic Debate on Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on Thursday 22 April 2016. He addressed the more than 30 heads of state and hundreds of international participants who had gathered […]

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An Interview With a Hacker, Futurist, Inventor and Badass

Pablos Holman is a futurist, inventor, and notorious hacker with a unique insight into breaking and building new technologies. Currently working at the Intellectual Ventures laboratory in Washington, he’s hard at work helping to invent a range of futuristic solutions to seemingly impossible problems. Some of his projects include a fission reactor powered by nuclear […]

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莎朗·斯通:变化不是损失,这是增益

濒死体验提出的生命转化为莎朗·斯通的观点。她还击,并决定对世界的积极变化。 目的有电源,而她相信每个人都可以使一个巨大的差异。 和平是一些普通人会给我们,不穿西装的男人。 我们今天看到的迁移危机无异于200年前,美国移民不同。 莎朗·斯通已经抵达米兰举办和平颁奖典礼。保镖和着迷客人成群结队环绕,组织者很难推回摄影师谁都是喊激增。“沙龙!沙龙!”,企图获得屡获殊荣的女演员的最佳击球。虽然每个人都认为她已被选为主办PILOSIO建设和平奖,因为她已经建立了一个闷热的职业生涯看起来 – 始终保证吸引观众 – 这个故事告诉她今天晚上是远离好莱坞精英的glamourized生活。一个故事,甚至可能是值得电影本身的。 死亡有将东西放入角度对许多人的奇特功效。有些人会忍受千钧一发后仍然受到创伤,而其他人将反弹比以前强。石属于后者。各地死亡两个显着的事件塑造了她的生活。第一次是在20年前,当她的邻居,伊丽莎白格拉泽,从输血得了艾滋病。二是更加个性化-幸存中风和大规模脑溢血。你以为在场景本能,由一个连环杀手在一个黑暗的地下室被猎杀,是可怕的? 如果你喜欢这个,订阅这里更多的故事,启迪未来。 斯通的脑溢血离开她没有短期记忆,无力无口吃说话,在她左腿的感觉,她的右耳听力损失的损失。她不能走在第一,它花了两年时间再次阅读。这是她职业生涯的结束,而是一些更深刻的开始 – 一个愿望,回馈世界,并帮助别人生存。 “我已经在床上躺了一年左右,”斯通说。“当我蹒跚学步的儿子进了卧室,推过壁炉的工具,说:‘没有更多的妈妈!’ 这是我的大觉醒。我意识到,他需要他的母亲和他需要我去战斗更难。我做了“。 虽然最终失去儿子的监护权她的前夫,斯通继续采取两个儿子,并逐步回去工作。格拉泽在1994年去世,和石头已经倾注了她的时间与伊丽莎白格拉泽儿童艾滋病基金会和美国艾滋病研究基金会的工作。刚刚走出医疗照顾自己的,石使这个工作她的主要目的。 当被记者最近问她是否对艾滋病防治工作只是另一个宣传噱头,寻求关注,石回答说,“好了,20岁会是一个很长的宣传噱头。” “目的有电,”斯通说:“我相信,每个人都可以使一个巨大的差异。有不有效果没有好的目的。如果你问宇宙是你最好的朋友,宇宙并不很难得到发挥,”她说。她回忆说,趴在神经重症监护2周911与人死亡围着她在病房后。在电视上,她看到飞机撞击世贸中心和世界各地展开后续的混乱。“我看着危机危机之后,但我的生活,”她说。“我没想到我以任何方式特别特别的,但我做出目的的承诺。” 该承诺的一部分已经共同举办诺贝尔和平奖音乐会,并帮助推动中东与诺贝尔和平奖获得者佩雷斯和平。她被授予和平峰会奖,2013年她与艾滋病毒/艾滋病患者的工作。“我相信,和平是知识产权,而不是一些无定形的概念,”她解释说。“和平不会从与红色领带在壁炉前聊天蓝色西装两个人来的。和平是一些普通人都会给我们。和平是我们创造的东西; 这是一个动作。” 斯通的行为都提出了数百万美元用于在全球各地的原因。她不避讳折他人精心策划会议到个人平台筹集资金。期间在达沃斯世界经济论坛非洲贫穷2005年面板,瑞士,她即席筹款蚊帐预防疟疾募集$ 1百万。今年上述PILOSIO建设和平奖在九月,石头突然从她在舞台上的讨论离开来挑战观众建立与她的学校在非洲。不到五分钟,她成功地说服了一群商人建立的28所学校。 由于是好莱坞女星,你成为一个全球公民。拍摄世界各地,成为一个全球性的图标给你独特的见解世界如何运作。 石已经被她的多元文化背景下是如何从各地的移民和难民当前的辩论没有不同的击打。 “当我们看到数百万流离失所者从叙利亚和中东地区转移到欧洲的一刻,是我们作为感谢我们自己的民族主义,因为我们可以吗?”她问。“我是美国的一个伟大的爱国者和热爱我的祖国,但我的家族传承是爱尔兰,斯堪的纳维亚和法国。我极其感激所有从我的遗产起源的国家。我们都是世界公民,我们每一个人。” 石奇观,她将是今天,如果历史已经不同了近200年前,判断她的祖先。“在19世纪40年代的爱尔兰饥荒,如果我的祖先被剥夺通道到美国,我就不会在这里今天我也不会提出数亿美元,以帮助阻止艾滋病危机,”她说。“到今天走转的人,在类似迁移的时间,就是否定我们自己的遗产。” 斯通喜欢在关于因果报应,宇宙命运的慷慨神秘的短语说话。这是由她自己的濒死体验,她设法存活并继续创造机会,并希望数百万的事实成型的世界观。对于我们这些谁包庇,我们应该与我们的生活做更多琐碎的感情,她有一些建议。“正如我们真的不希望参与,我们保持我们的生活和经历之外,因为他们太难受了所有的事情,他们将不可避免地最终在自己的后院。”最好的,我们都去找这些问题和处理这些问题,才找到我们。 如果你喜欢这个,订阅这里更多的故事,启迪未来。

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Sharon Stone’s Basic Instinct Is To Build Schools

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Kids Are Best Suited To Power Because They Never Seek It

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