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Tracey Turner | Drew Kelly
June 27, 2017
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Bringing Online Shopping to Rural Africa, One Shopkeeper at a Time

The founder of Copia Global uses a century-old model to reach the world’s poorest people.

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U.S. President Donald Trump at his desk in the Oval Office of the White House. | Reuters/Carlos Barria
June 14, 2017
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Why Politicians Have Incentives to Let Outdated Policies Linger

Real-world disruptions inevitably lead to “policy decay,” but corrections are hard to come by.

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A homeless man reads a paper saying "You are beautiful, you are valuable, you are loved" | Reuters/Brian Snyder
May 5, 2017
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When Nonprofits Act Like Businesses, Transparency Improves

A 12-year study reveals that charities that adopt modern strategies are more likely to share and collaborate.

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Jostein Solheim at Stanford GSB | Liz Walker
April 4, 2017
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Jostein Solheim: Do Things You Passionately Believe In

The Ben & Jerry’s CEO discusses how he re-radicalized a left-leaning ice cream company.
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July 11, 2017
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Sean Hinton: Consider the Nonlinear Career Path

From yurt to boardroom, the CEO of the Soros Economic Development Fund discusses his unconventional path and the reasons impact investing often fails.
June 27, 2017
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Bringing Online Shopping to Rural Africa, One Shopkeeper at a Time

The founder of Copia Global uses a century-old model to reach the world’s poorest people.
June 14, 2017
Written

Why Politicians Have Incentives to Let Outdated Policies Linger

Real-world disruptions inevitably lead to “policy decay,” but corrections are hard to come by.
May 5, 2017
Written

When Nonprofits Act Like Businesses, Transparency Improves

A 12-year study reveals that charities that adopt modern strategies are more likely to share and collaborate.
April 4, 2017
Written

Jostein Solheim: Do Things You Passionately Believe In

The Ben & Jerry’s CEO discusses how he re-radicalized a left-leaning ice cream company.
March 13, 2017
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Is It Ever OK to Sell (or Buy) a Kidney?

Research seeks ways to reduce wait times and increase matches for kidney transplants.
March 7, 2017
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Advice to Future Philanthropists: Follow Your Heart but Let Your Brain Drive

Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen says giving is about more than just writing checks.
January 30, 2017
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This Just In: Fake News Probably Has Less Impact Than You Think

By a large margin, more people saw actual election news, not the fabricated kind.
December 6, 2016
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Bringing a Business Mindset to Educating Visually Impaired Students

The country’s oldest school for blind students turns to mobile apps, online courses, and driverless cars.
October 31, 2016
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How Big Brands Can Cultivate Ethical Suppliers

To ensure that contract manufacturers act responsibly, employ a mix of strategies — and don’t skimp.