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David Burstein

The New Optimism: Nick Troiano and Redesigning Congress

Zac Hill | Posted 10.18.2014 | Politics
Zac Hill

Much has been made about a recent Wall Street Journal/NBC news poll suggesting that over three quarters of Americans do not believe their children will have a better life than they do.

My Dreams of Jiro

David D. Burstein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste
David D. Burstein

The eel which came second to last, had the lightest touch of wasabi between the fish and the rice. In one fluid motion, Jiro painted it with the sauce and put the sushi down in front of me. Eel is one of my favorite sushi dishes and I had never tasted anything like this eel before.

Shut Down This Leadership

David D. Burstein | Posted 12.08.2013 | College
David D. Burstein

People in my generation need to step up to the plate to run for office. While many of us have become social innovators and entrepreneurs, hardly any of us are running for public office.

Big Dreams for a New Kind of Education on a Campus in Chile

David D. Burstein | Posted 10.29.2013 | Impact
David D. Burstein

Unlike traditional higher education institutions which have to focus on rankings and faculty publication rates or start-up incubators which have to focus on exits and financing, Exosphere's only mandate is to focus on the whole student.

What's in a Generation?

David D. Burstein | Posted 06.30.2013 | Politics
David D. Burstein

One book called us the "dumbest generation." Another cast Millennials as a breeding ground for an "epidemic" of narcissism. These views ignore many realities about this generation.

A Generation's Time to Lead

David D. Burstein | Posted 04.16.2013 | Politics
David D. Burstein

We've responded to all these events by becoming a generation of pragmatic idealists who believe that we have both the opportunity and the obligation to leave the world in better shape than we found it. So why is there so little Millennial representation in Congress?

WATCH: Are You The 'Most Stressed Generation'?

The Huffington Post | Krystie Yandoli | Posted 02.12.2013 | Teen

Apparently, half of all millennials are so stressed out that they can't sleep at night, and 39 percent of millennials have stress levels that have inc...

A Minute With... David Jones

David D. Burstein | Posted 04.24.2012 | Business
David D. Burstein

I first met David Jones at the One Young World summit in Zurich where I saw these principles in action. I recently spoke with him about Who Cares Wins and his overall argument that holds that in the 21st century, businesses need to "do good" and "do well" in order to survive and thrive.

The New War

David D. Burstein | Posted 06.07.2011 | World
David D. Burstein

Who are we fighting? Is this a war or not? Do we devote more resources? Less? These are the questions that we've asked in recent weeks about our effor...

More Than Shoes on Feet

David D. Burstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
David D. Burstein

I had the chance to witness firsthand as TOMS gave away their one millionth pair of shoes on a September trip in Argentina.

1 Million Pairs of Shoes Bought, 1 Million Pairs of Shoes Given Away

David D. Burstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
David D. Burstein

It's not often that you get to witness our society changing before your eyes. Last week I had the extraordinary opportunity to do just that.

What the New York Times Missed About "20-Somethings"

David D. Burstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
David D. Burstein

The New York Times article, "What Is It About 20-Somethings" has missed the amazing success stories of so many in this generation, and the unprecedented levels of accomplishment and achievement of so many of its members.

Getting to Work in Small Town America

David D. Burstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
David D. Burstein

While Wilmington, Ohio may not be on a lot of New Yorkers lists of top tourist destinations, I had one of the most interesting and inspiring holiday weekends of my life.

Young in America

David D. Burstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David D. Burstein

By most indicators young people are the most adversely affected age group by the economic crisis, the most at risk when it comes to health care coverage, and the deepest in debt.

Young and Running for Office: A Story from East L.A.

David D. Burstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David D. Burstein

Embodying the millennial spirit of pragmatic idealism, Pleitez is running a campaign predicated on listening and engaging people at the grassroots level.

A Time to Serve

David D. Burstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David D. Burstein

In these troubled economic times, with a record government deficit, those engaging in service are more needed than ever. Service can fill the holes that government simply cannot.