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The dome of the U.S. Capitol Building is reflected in a puddle on a rainy morning. Credit: Reuters/Kevin Lamarque
July 9, 2018
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Why Liberals and Libertarians Both Have It Wrong — And Right

Is the current economic malaise caused by income inequality, runaway regulation, or some combination of the two?
Insights and ideas on the management and leadership of nonprofit organizations.

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Jim Farrin, credit: Sean Pressley
June 21, 2018
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How to Flunk Retirement and Thrive

A former marketing executive loves his unlikely third act as a prison-education reformer.

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Professor Aruna Ranganathan with factory workers| Courtesy of Aruna Ranganathan
June 20, 2018
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The Secret Sauce in Workplace Training

First-time workers do better when trainers focus on “unwritten skills,” such as how to talk to strangers.

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SEED transformation participant, Linda Ampah | Gabriela Hasbun
June 15, 2018
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Scaling Up and Changing Lives in Africa

How a Ghanaian entrepreneur stitched together a clothing company that employs and houses homeless women.

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A photo illustration of block chain shapes over "I Voted" stickers.  | istock/filo, Reuters/Chris Keane
May 18, 2018
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Can Blockchain Be Used for Public Good?

A new Stanford study looks beyond the hype to examine how decentralized transactions can solve social ills.

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July 9, 2018
Written

Why Liberals and Libertarians Both Have It Wrong — And Right

Is the current economic malaise caused by income inequality, runaway regulation, or some combination of the two?
June 21, 2018
Written

How to Flunk Retirement and Thrive

A former marketing executive loves his unlikely third act as a prison-education reformer.
June 20, 2018
Written

The Secret Sauce in Workplace Training

First-time workers do better when trainers focus on “unwritten skills,” such as how to talk to strangers.
June 15, 2018
Written

Scaling Up and Changing Lives in Africa

How a Ghanaian entrepreneur stitched together a clothing company that employs and houses homeless women.
May 18, 2018
Written

Can Blockchain Be Used for Public Good?

A new Stanford study looks beyond the hype to examine how decentralized transactions can solve social ills.
May 8, 2018
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PastureMap: Creating a More Sustainable Steak

This app helps ranchers manage their land while improving the environment.
May 8, 2018
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Plenty: Towers of Kale Growing Outside Your City

This vertical farming startup plans to reimagine farming.
May 8, 2018
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Pure Harvest: A Smarter Greenhouse Brings Fresh Produce to the Desert

Fifty miles outside of Abu Dhabi, startup Pure Harvest plans to grow fresh fruits and vegetables in an inhospitable climate.
April 12, 2018
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The Science Behind Cambridge Analytica: Does Psychological Profiling Work?

The researchers who warned about abuses of Facebook data show how psychological profiling gets results.
April 5, 2018
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What Makes a Community Resilient?

A Stanford study explores how communities recover — or fail to recover — from disasters.