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Entries by Alexia Parks from 06/2010

Social Entrepreneurship With $600, 40 Men and Four Days

| Posted 06.02.2010 | Impact

Nineteen-year-old social entrepreneur Bianca Griffith, who at the moment is taking time out from college to build a small six cottage eco-hotel along the west coast of Africa, in The Gambia.

Job Hunter's Bootcamp for the Unemployed

| Posted 06.07.2010 | Impact

The most interesting stories are no longer about millionaires and billionaires, and celebrities who Twitter; they're about ordinary people finding creative jobs in the rapidly changing marketplace.

The Flat Tire Crowd Meets the New Economy

| Posted 06.09.2010 | Impact

On Tuesday, the government released a report that shows that a rising number of people -- nearly 2 million in April -- are walking away from a secure job. As the economy improves, they're making a career change.

Re-Imagining the Economy of the Gulf States

| Posted 06.15.2010 | Impact

Not all of the Gulf of Mexico is destined to become a dead zone. Life will move forward. However, what is different here is that this catastrophic environmental disaster marks a watershed in human history.

A Bend in the Road is Not a Dead End Unless...

| Posted 06.18.2010 | Impact

Federal unemployment benefits that once cut off at 26 weeks have now been extended up to 99 weeks in some states. This will give the long-term unemployed a longer lifeline to pull them through these rough economic times.

Disruptive Technologies: From Zero to Five Billion in 18 months

| Posted 06.21.2010 | Impact

Could laughter and friendly competition provide the seedbed for the next generation of entrepreneurs?

Imagining a World Without Oil

| Posted 06.28.2010 | Impact

We have seen the deadly results and heartbreak in the Gulf of Mexico from every angle and are shocked and moved by what we see. But is it enough to get us to move from inertia into personal action and social change?