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Daniel Lubetzky
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Daniel Lubetzky is a social entrepreneur known for integrating social objectives with sustainable market-driven forces into new business models. He is the CEO and Founder of KIND Healthy Snacks and the KIND Movement, which aims to inspire and celebrate kindness. He is also founder of PeaceWorks Inc., and the PeaceWorks Foundation’s OneVoice Movement, and co-founder of Maiyet. He has been named “America’s Most Promising Social Entrepreneurs” by BusinessWeek Magazine; "25 Responsibility Pioneers" of social innovation by TIME Magazine; and “Entrepreneur of the Year” by Entrepreneur Magazine.

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Finding the Strength to Be Kind

(0) Comments | Posted May 21, 2014 | 2:14 PM

Growing up, I heard a lot about strength. My dad -- a Holocaust survivor -- embodied it, though he would never say that about himself. Not only did he survive one of the most horrific events in history, but he never lost hope along the way, crediting acts of kindness...

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Ironic That Undemocratic China Was Unwittingly Among the Greatest Triggers of the Arab Revolution

(6) Comments | Posted March 29, 2011 | 12:16 PM

The most fundamental causes of the popular uprisings across the Arab world are of course peoples' desire for freedom and rule of law, and their disgust at corruption and oppression. Few times in history do totalitarian or authoritarian regimes successfully repress their people for more than two generations, and zero...

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Too Big To Lose

(4) Comments | Posted February 13, 2010 | 5:36 PM

A lot has been written on the "too big to fail" problem: the perception that some firms are so large that their failures would lead to systemic failure for the entire economy and the related conclusion that companies in that category should be bailed out to prevent a massive breakdown...

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Reimagining Books for the 21st Century

(1) Comments | Posted February 3, 2010 | 5:31 PM

It is interesting that what we are witnessing right now is just simply the digitization of books formerly printed in paper. For over 500 years, books have been written and conceived with Gutenberg's guidelines in mind (Gutenberg is the inventor of the mechanical printing press).

But since the advent...

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Mapping Your Life's Journey

(0) Comments | Posted March 30, 2009 | 4:23 PM

Often in life I am sure you wonder if you had met a person before. Have our lives crossed paths before a more recent episode? When was the first time we met? Were we together in a particular place -- whether at school, or at a conference, or talk, or...

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The Obama Money Machine

(0) Comments | Posted January 19, 2009 | 5:32 PM

I was very proud to support Obama's Presidential campaign from the primaries all the way to his historic victory.

And like most of the nation and the world, I have high hopes for his leadership and administration.

It is from this vantage point that I am so enormously turned off...

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Who is Hossein Derakhshan?

(2) Comments | Posted December 1, 2008 | 2:36 PM

Nazila Fathi reported in the New York Times that Iran recently executed a man it claimed was a "spy" and has arrested another one also for "spying."

This second man, Hossein Derakhshan, is among the most famous Persian bloggers. Hossein is jailed and threatened with the same fate...

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FOX in the Twilight

(8) Comments | Posted November 3, 2008 | 4:15 PM

At the onset of the Iraq war in 2003, Saddam Hussein's media clamored about the Baathist Army's impending victory. Its conviction was so strong, you had to wonder if they possessed information that we in the West were not privy to. Then, within hours of the invasion, the house of...

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Yitzhak Rabin and Barack Obama

(28) Comments | Posted October 9, 2008 | 1:07 PM

Yesterday at a rally when John McCain asked, "Who is Barack Obama?", a supporter shouted back, "Terrorist."

And at a rally led by Sarah Palin, when she mischaracterized a New York Times story as pointing to an alliance between Obama and Bill Ayers, someone screamed "Kill him."


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Campaigning for America

(1) Comments | Posted July 4, 2008 | 1:58 PM

As we gear towards the general election, a word of caution for US Presidential candidates about an important constituency that will not vote for them.

According to conventional wisdom, Presidential candidates can take campaign stances that will curry favor with particular constituencies of voters, only to be forgiven for adjusting...

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An Israeli-Palestinian Agreement: Overcoming Chaos and Cynicism

(11) Comments | Posted September 20, 2007 | 12:29 PM

In War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning, Chris Hedges argues that conflict creates a common enemy, and from that we derive a sense of community, commonality, and shared interest. But what is going on in Israel and Palestine is no longer a conflict -- it...

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