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Posted By Changemakers blogs
On 12 December 2015 - 8:14pm

“Knowledge is not only in the books — youth have many skills and talents that we should grow and expand in the real world,” he said. “People are already trying to make ends meet, so a practical education can help them survive, as well as prepare for their future.”

“Knowledge is not only in the books — youth have many skills and talents that we should grow and expand in the real world,” he said. “People are already trying to make ends meet, so a practical education can help them survive, as well as prepare for their future.”

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On 27 August 2015 - 5:05pm

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Where do you think the concept of environmental sustainability came from? Sometimes we think America is the “entrepreneur of all answers.” We innovate here, and I love that quality about our country. And while I’m proud of California’s increased consciousness about the importance of preserving our Earth, we usually have to look back to see where the truth started.

One remarkable era we can learn from is the Edo period in Japan, lasting from 1603 to 1868. Japan was ruled at this time by the shoguns of the Tokugawa family. This period was marked by stability and rising urbanization. Here are a few key concepts this era espoused, from which we can continue to learn::

1)      Localization ...more

Posted By Bubb’s blog
On 27 August 2015 - 9:52am

Had a great lunch yesterday with David Halpern, the CEO of the behavioural insight unit.  Better known as the nudge experts, they have been responsible for some fascinating  innovations in the way our public services work.  David is publishing a book on the theory of nudge next week.  Get it.  I shall. 
They have been responsible for some in depth work on how to nudge people to give.  And today they are publishing some new research on giving and health.  And it shows that spending money on other people is good for your heart!  
Giving generously lowers high blood pressure, an ailment that contributes to the deaths of an estimated 7.5 million people prematurely worldwide each year.

This remarkable effect that being unselfish with money has on health was discovered by a team of psychologists that ran two studies among older adults with high blood pressure.

The first involved 186 people living in the United States who were aged between 55 and 74 and suffered ...more

Posted By Addictions UK
On 27 August 2015 - 9:00am

Even a loss we regret can clear the way for growth ...more

On 26 August 2015 - 5:05pm

An interesting blog post by Auren Hoffman, CEO of LiveRamp, explored a key area of business and communication: rejection. He wrote about the importance of knowing how to deal with rejection, so that you will feel empowered to take risks, and asked people for their thoughts on how to help others learn how to handle rejection. Here is the advice I shared.

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Auren, this is one of those important nuances in communication. Thank you for bringing it up.

I believe that if you want to have people be able to accept rejection, then there are three significant ways to do so:

Be humble, emphasize Lessons Learned, and have a respectful, kind tone.

1- Be A Humble CEO. In regular conversations and team meetings, be sure to point not only to your successes, but also to ways that your decisions could ...more

On 24 August 2015 - 5:05pm

Do Unto Others is from ancient times.  Hearing different versions from philosophers and religious leaders make us realize the commonality of Truth.  What a wonderful way to tie the world together!

“May I do unto others as I would that they should do unto me.”
Plato, 5th century B.C.

“Do not do unto others all that which is not well for oneself.”
Zoroaster, 6th century B.C.

“Hurt not others with that which pains thyself.”
Buddha, 6th century B.C.

“Do not do unto others what you do not want others to do unto you.”
Confucius, 6th century B.C.

“Do not unto others what thou wouldst not they should do unto thee.”
Rabbi Hillel, 1st century B.C.

“Do unto others as you would have others do unto you.”
Jesus, 1st century A.D.

“None of you truly have the faith if you do not desire for your brother that which ...more

Posted By Addictions UK
On 24 August 2015 - 9:00am

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Posted By Changemakers blogs
On 21 August 2015 - 5:10pm

WHO? Kisirisa Muhammed, 27, the founder of Action for Fundamental Change and Development (AFFCAD).
WHAT? AFFCAD is an entrepreneurship and leadership training organization in Bwaise, the largest slum in Kampala, Uganda.
HOW? Glad you asked.

We run a youth center called Bwaise Employment Youth Center that we founded in 2013 to engage young people in Kampala’s poorest slum area. What we do is train young people through vocational skills, leadership, entrepreneurship, financial literacy, and professional development skills to help them become self-employed or find employment.

We use this model called "Learn, Earn and Save." So during the first process of learning, the young people go ...more

On 20 August 2015 - 10:30pm

False Expectations Appearing Real. That’s all fear is. We make it into a big bear of a challenge, a dark cloud, or the most important thoughts in our lives…

…When often our best way forward is of hope and positive expectations. That’s what’s real, true, enduring.

What do we expect?

Do we hope, strive for and live in a way that will make these hopes come true?  Or do we kow-tow to concern? Do we let being afraid be our ruler?

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