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The Next Big Thing Is a Series of Small Things

St. Gallen Symposium | Posted 05.01.2015 | Impact
St. Gallen Symposium

If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Something that fits the format of a TEDTalk (i.e., one groundbreaking approach that challenges conventional dogma and exposes miraculous truths about society) may be simplifying the problem itself. Perhaps the next big idea should be an acknowledgment of the fallibility of big ideas.

There is No Such Thing as Normal

Tom Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Tom Murphy

The debate over poverty tourism has caused me to reflect more on the idea of what is normal. The natural place to start is the dictionary.

Shooting for More Than Hoops Around the World

YouthGive | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Pro basketball players are increasingly traveling to the developing world to learn about the needs of the people there and are making a big difference. Here's just a bit of what they're accomplishing.

Donors Are Investors, So Act Like One

Tom Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Tom Murphy

Why is it that we are deliberate when considering what to buy, but not where to donate? A brochure shows up one day with a photo of a child who is in need of your help. Do you know where your money is really going?