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      It’s all about Accelerating Audacious World Change. And a great way to speed up world change is through replication. Most of what’s being done in one community can be copied in another. The rapid spread of good world change ideas is how we’ll get there. If someone’s figured out a way to make […]

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Happy Birthday, Gary!

          Today’s the birthday of my friend, Gary Gunderson. Staying at his house recently, I saw a quote on his desk. It was on a half sheet of paper, typed on a typewriter, so it’s been around for a while. I’m guessing he’s read it many times. Having just posted about […]

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Veronika Scott stitches of empowerment

Veronika Scott has done some remarkable things. At 24, she’s the founder and CEO of The Empowerment Plan. As a child of addicts, she says, she was “set up for failure,” in a hole she had to climb out of. But when a college class required her to design something that filled an actual need, […]

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Ads that Matter

Bored Panda has collected “40 of the Most Powerful Social Issue Ads That’ll Make You Stop and Think.” See all 40 images here. A well-made advertisement is designed to grab your attention and to remain in your memory long after you’ve left it behind, and that is exactly what many of these social causes need. […]

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Cesar Chavez, the Movie

March 31 is Cesar Chavez’s birthday. Celebrate this week by seeing the new movie—in a theatre near you! Meanwhile, Danielle Nierenberg, at foodtank suggests five things we can do to honor Chavez’s legacy: 1. Raise the U.S. Minimum Wage for Restaurant Workers (and all Tipped Employees) 2. Support Farmers Across the United States 3. Support Meat […]

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Perseverance, Persistence, Perspiration Quotes

    “Inspiration is for amateurs,” said Chuck Close. Here are some quotes I’ve collected over time about the importance of perseverance. “Knowledge emerges only through invention and re-invention, through the restless, impatient, continuing, hopeful inquiry human beings pursue in the world, and with each other.” —Paulo Freire “Have a bias toward action—let’s see something […]

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