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4 Lessons from 15 Years of Investing in Youth Social Innovation

Bill Reese | Posted 10.30.2015 | Impact
Bill Reese

For 15 years, my organization has invested in the capacity of young leaders around the globe to question the status quo, develop innovative solutions and inspire others -- most notably through our YouthActionNet initiative.

My Top 10 Takeaways From the 2015 Forbes Under 30 Summit

Katie Sgarro | Posted 10.20.2015 | Business
Katie Sgarro

The Under 30 Summit is the young entrepreneur's dream. From inspiring keynotes to pitch contests to the Under 30 Music Festival, the Summit celebrates bold ideas and challenges attendees to continue to push boundaries.

6 Startups That (Actually) Make the World a Better Place

Jason Choi | Posted 10.16.2015 | Impact
Jason Choi

Entrepreneurs' braggadocio has long been an item of parody, but their claims to "make the world a better place by disrupting (insert jargon)" highlight a deep-rooted problem in the world of innovation.

Hollywood Headphones Startup Debuts Wood Speakers in Impressive IndieGoGo Campaign

Brittany Hodak | Posted 10.06.2015 | Business
Brittany Hodak

Hollywood-based headphones startup LSTN Sound Co. is no stranger to making news. Co-founder Bridget Hilton has been featured on elite Under 30 lists for Forbes and Inc. and named one of the world's Top 100 Creatives by Origin Magazine.

Fewer, Bigger, Better: A Lesson in Time Management

David Simnick | Posted 09.15.2015 | Business
David Simnick

I often make the analogy that starting a company is like being a Roomba (that robot vacuum that zooms across your floors), because the robot often hits the walls and has to course-correct constantly to achieve its cleaning objective.

Putting Your Positive Thoughts in High Impact Social Enterprise Action

Steve Mariotti | Posted 08.25.2015 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

Social entrepreneurship gets thrown around. A lot. Countless are published tips for social entrepreneurs, talks are given about the social good, and I too have had the privilege to write about the incredible social entrepreneurs I have met in my journey to boost entrepreneurship for youth around the world.

Scaling From Scratch

David Simnick | Posted 08.20.2015 | Business
David Simnick

If you Google "Scaling a Company", you'll get over 43 million hits on the subject. There are so many voices advising on how to take a start up past proof of concept to a well-oiled growth machine, and there's a reason. It's hard.

Martin O'Malley Makes First Campaign Visit to San Francisco

Kyle McCarthy | Posted 08.18.2015 | San Francisco
Kyle McCarthy

This week, Democratic presidential candidate, Martin O'Malley will take a quick break from campaigning in Iowa to connect with San Francisco's civic-tech community. This will be O'Malley's first campaign stop in the San Francisco Bay Area.

4 Benefits That 4 B Corps Didn't See Coming

T.J. Cook | Posted 08.18.2015 | Impact
T.J. Cook

We spoke with four B Corp friends who described inspiring and unexpected benefits -- those that go beyond the obvious ones listed on the B Corp site.

Why Entrepreneurs Should Think Small

Natalia Martinez-Kalinina | Posted 07.31.2015 | Impact
Natalia Martinez-Kalinina

Conversations about innovation are everywhere: in magazines and newspapers, conference rooms and coffee shops.

Doing Good with Damn Good Food

David All | Posted 08.10.2015 | Impact
David All

Food, in many ways, is the gateway to living a more conscious and healthful life. But it's not just the dietary decisions we make; it's also choosing to buy food from those that are using their business to do good in their communities.

Yemen's Life Pulse: Social Entrepreneurs

Abdulhakeem Saeed As-Sabri | Posted 07.28.2015 | Impact
Abdulhakeem Saeed As-Sabri

I'm 27 years old and I live in Sana'a, the capital of Yemen. I did not grow up dreaming of becoming a social entrepreneur who would found an organization to help save lives. But that was before I knew that I had hemophilia, in a country where there are no specialized medical centers to help hemophiliacs.

Trailblazing Women: Lorrana Scarpioni, CEO & Founder of Bliive

Anne Ravanona | Posted 07.18.2015 | Business
Anne Ravanona

Lorrana Scarpioni is the CEO and co-founder of Bliive, the world's largest network of time exchange.

14 Climate Leaders to Watch

Janna Oberdorf | Posted 07.13.2015 | Green
Janna Oberdorf

Echoing Green expects powerful social returns from investment in promising leaders who recognize the future impact that climate change will have on their health, communities, and economic outlook.

Providing a Powerful Way for People to Show Their Gratitude

MeiMei Fox | Posted 05.05.2015 | Small Business
MeiMei Fox

How do you show gratitude for the favorite people in your life? A Hallmark card is generic, but it can be challenging to come up with something more original. Saying "I love you" is great, but how often do we really share the reasons why someone matters so much to us?

The 5 Books Every Changemaker Should Read

Alex Budak | Posted 06.23.2015 | Books
Alex Budak

There's no way you can find the time to sit down and read, right? Think again -- it can be one of the best investments you make in yourself both as a leader and for your organization.

Here's How You Can Save The World And Make Money While You're At It | Posted 04.22.2015 | Impact

What do you call someone who runs a successful business that aims to make the world a better place? A CEO with a conscience? A do-good bottom-liner? ...

How Eco-Friendly Cookstoves Are Saving Lives And Solving A Gender Rights Problem

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 04.22.2015 | Impact

Household air pollution from cooking with solid fuels caused about 4.3 million deaths, most of them women and children, in 2012. And to Phil Ferranto,...

How You Can Master Social Selling to Get in Front of Any Customer

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 06.13.2015 | Business
Sajeel Qureshi

If you run a small-business or a small marketing team you can't market like McDonalds or probably even your largest competitor. So why bother trying?

What My MBA Taught Me About Being ‘Different'

Emily Douglas-McNab | Posted 05.20.2015 | Women
Emily Douglas-McNab

While traveling for work, I sat next to a 26-year-old woman on a plane to Austin, Texas. She helped me relive a moment from my past that continues to be a reminder of the importance of being comfortable with who you are, especially if what you believe makes you "different."

4 Reasons Most People Will Never Change the World

James Carbary | Posted 05.10.2015 | Religion
James Carbary

Renaut makes decisions every day that are hard. He makes decisions that are risky. He makes decisions that are borderline crazy. But it's those decisions that have led him to changing the world in bigger ways than most of us will ever experience.

40% of Kids in India Drop Out of Free Primary School. We're Trying to Get Them to Stay.

Dr. Bodhisattwa Biswas | Posted 04.25.2015 | Impact
Dr. Bodhisattwa Biswas

Most successful people count their mind as their greatest asset. They relied on it to develop a professional edge, overcome personal challenges, and keep running in a competitive world. But what if it never was given the chance to develop?

Why I Highly Recommend Selling Your Soul (Part Deux)

Allison Dailey | Posted 04.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Allison Dailey

Click here to read Part Une of Selling Your Soul Here's why I highly recommend we start selling our souls: Selling your soul is satisfying. It wil...

Back-to-School Supplies With Heart

MeiMei Fox | Posted 10.26.2014 | Impact
MeiMei Fox

For every Yoobi item purchased, the company contributes an item to a Classroom Pack, which contains essential school supplies. Together with their non-profit partner, the Kids In Need Foundation.

Innovating Impact: Two Social Entrepreneurs Tackle Critical Issues at Home and Abroad

Steve Mariotti | Posted 10.21.2014 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

Overwhelmingly, these talented fellows represent a growing commitment to fighting social issues like poverty, terrorism, infrastructural collapse, and beyond -- through straightforward, effective means. I was lucky to learn from two of them, and share their stories here.