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Maggie Feuchter | December 28, 2009
Very often, the idea of combining art and a business model successfully seems like a daunting task. Try mixing that with social responsibility and you think that would be an unfathomable feat to pull off, but The Working Proof is doing just that.
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Scott Ballum | December 21, 2009
Every startup, one way or another, is born when someone with a vision sees an opportunity for innovation and economic sustainability where others haven’t. What makes the founders of Madécasse unique is that these visions of prosperity had nothing to do with with themselves and everything to do with a island nation that was exporting its resources without reaping its fullest benefits.
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Contributing Writer | December 11, 2009
Story contributed by Nicole Borawski. In less than 2 years since inception, Holstee is acquiring fans and recognition for its eco-friendly, socially driven apparel line. What began as a pet project in May 2008 is now a full time endeavor for creators and brothers, Mike and Dave Radparvar.
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Scott Ballum | December 10, 2009
Giorgio Armani tried to kill Fabrice Penot. At least, it seems his business almost did. A perfume designer, Fabrice worked for years on the House of Armani brand. But even though he was brought in to run the fragrance division, he was constantly called to answer to the financial and marketing departments, who demanded a justification—a real world example of how and where a particular concept has worked for someone else—for every idea he tried to pursue. Demonstrating tested marketplace success before acting is the opposite of innovation, and nearly drove Fabrice Penot mad.
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Maggie Feuchter | November 30, 2009
If turkey leftovers are in the fridge, Santa has ridden past Macy's, and your pants are fitting a bit more snugly then they were this time last week, you know for sure that the holidays - and the accompanying season of shopping - have officially arrived.
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Emily Warren | November 25, 2009
Throughout most of my life as student, class participation was very highly valued.  From middle school through college, the comments at grading times were always something like this:  "Emily is a very intelligent student and always completes her assignments with competence and insight. She should trust herself more to speak up regularly in class, because when she does, she always has great points to make.  She would benefit from more frequent contribution, as would her classmates."
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| November 17, 2009
The Skoll Foundation drives large-scale change by investing in, connecting, and celebrating social entrepreneurs and other innovators dedicated to solving the world’s most pressing problems. Social entrepreneurs are proven leaders whose approaches and solutions to social problems are helping to better the lives and circumstances of countless underserved or disadvantaged individuals.
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| November 17, 2009
Our members are leaders across every industry: media, retail, design, education, real estate, health, technology, politics, science and more. Our network unites more than 300 experts, thought leaders, CEOs, founders, executive directors, change makers within larger organizations, and emerging entrepreneurs, among others. Overall, our leaders have a strong dedication toward contributing to the betterment of society. They also have records of making a difference while meeting their business goals.
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TED
| November 17, 2009
TED is a small nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader. Along with the annual TED Conference in Long Beach, California, and the TEDGlobal conference in Oxford UK, TED includes the award-winning TEDTalks video site, the Open Translation Program, the new TEDx community program, this year's TEDIndia Conference and the annual TED Prize.
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| November 17, 2009
An open exchange of ideas across industries and society is necessary to produce lasting, sustainable, meaningful change. "The Feast" brings together the world's leading creative entrepreneurs, revolutionaries, radicals, doers and thinkers to inspire more action, share best practices, and create valuable connections that will change the world.