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Sunnie Groeneveld
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Sunnie J. Groeneveld is the founder and CEO of Inspire 925, a boutique consulting firm specialized in employee engagement. A member of the Future Work Forum as well as the Global Shapers Community established by the World Economic Forum (WEF), she develops cutting-edge human resource approaches centered around the idea of “Inspiration as Business Strategy.”

Prior to founding her company, Sunnie worked across a variety of industries, ranging from Finance and Environmental Consulting to Advertising, Non-Profit Management and at a Y-Combinator incubated web start-up in Silicon Valley. She holds an Economics degree from Yale University and is the author of the book ”Inspired at Work" (October 2014, Versus). She writes about employee engagement, innovation and entrepreneurship.

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The Solution to Unemployment? Turning Job Seekers Into Job Creators

(2) Comments | Posted May 3, 2015 | 8:14 AM

"I have taken pride in paying my own way through life. I had never been unemployed for over 40 years until I was laid off in October 2008", John Cox from Portland, OR says, and continues under tears: "this last month I had to call up my dad and have...

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Building a Movement Around Mindful Living

(0) Comments | Posted August 4, 2014 | 4:10 PM

Fabian Pfortmüller is the co-founder of Holstee, a product company best-known for its posters, cards, frames -- and world-famous manifesto -- encouraging a mindful lifestyle. Holstee was created by Fabian and brothers Dave, 28, and Mike Radparvar, 31, in 2009. I originally conducted this interview for

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Empowering the Next Generation of Scientists

(4) Comments | Posted June 14, 2014 | 6:13 AM

Michael Bodekaer, 30 and Mads Bonde, 29, founded Labster, an internationally focused company dedicated to the development of pioneering online tools for teaching science globally. I conducted this interview for Truth Atlas' "Driving Innovation" series which celebrates successful entrepreneurs. It was originally published on June 9,...

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The Man Behind the Other Nobel Prize

(0) Comments | Posted October 14, 2013 | 10:11 AM

The life stories of Jakob von Uexküll and Alfred Nobel are curiously intertwined, even if starkly different. Mr. Nobel was born in 1833, Mr. von Uexküll 111 years later, in 1944. While Mr. Nobel was the inventor of dynamite and an arms manufacturer, Mr. von Uexküll was a professional stamp...

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The Happiness Tipping Point

(8) Comments | Posted June 3, 2013 | 9:54 AM

2013-06-02-Folie1.jpg "I think it's here," Prof. Martin Seligman said as he made a blue dot only millimeters to the left of the tipping point on the diffusion of innovations graph I had sketched in my Moleskine notebook. Martin Seligman,...

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Find Inspiration in Toilets

(1) Comments | Posted March 1, 2013 | 9:00 AM

Jack Sim is a funny man with a serious, yet unexpected mission: to revolutionize toilets for the base of the pyramid and to ensure worldwide sustainable sanitation. Often referred to as "Mr. Toilet" -- a title he takes great pride in -- he has worked tirelessly for 15 years to...

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Quo Vadis, Terra? An Overview of the Rio+20 Follow-up Process

(0) Comments | Posted January 22, 2013 | 10:24 AM

"It's better than nothing," some said in a resigned tone about the Resolution 66/288 - The Future We Want, the main result from the Rio+20 U.N. Conference on Sustainable Development. Others echoed a bleaker outlook, proclaiming that the past 20 years of large U.N. conferences had...

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