At the Aspen Leadership Action Forum, where I am joining leading figures from around the world to pledge action on the problems of poverty, access to health care, education, etc., there is much talk about making sure philanthropy is effective.
Like most of us, I want to help people in distress. With panhandlers, though, I never knew whether the person was truly in need. I worried that my money would fuel some addiction, rather than funding food or shelter. I worried that I was being scammed. Was I right?
Malala Yousafzai, the girl the Taliban shot for going to school and who has become the world's symbol for the right of every girl to have an education, will speak at the United Nations on her sixteenth birthday today.
Thanks to the Great Recession, Occupy Wall Street, and the ensuing focus on the "1 percent," the gulf between the richest and the rest is now acknowledged. While income inequality is enjoying its moment in the sun, other forms of inequality are getting far less attention.
Can you feel it? This quest for more purpose, more meaning, more impact. This is not a simple vision of a few early adopters. A revolution is happening and it is bringing scary and exciting transformations.