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Blog Profile / Dowser


URL :http://dowser.org/
Filed Under:Society & Culture
Posts on Regator:445
Posts / Week:2.4
Archived Since:May 26, 2011

Blog Post Archive

Tech for Atrocities: Can Cell Phones Help?

by Tessa Farnsworth Curry How do you harness one of the world’s greatest tools for changing the way we live, and use it to prevent mass atrocities from occurring? Technology...

Sheryl Sandberg: What do you think?

  Sheryl Sandberg’s latest book “Lean In” has been much talked about – literally.  It’s been the feature of a NPR podcast, a CBS 60 Minutes episode, and an Oprah...

From a $3 Billion Hotel to a $25 Microfinance Loan

Adam S. Poswolsky interviews Bob Harris, the author of “The International Bank of Bob.”When you talk to writer Bob Harris, his deep, soothing voice makes you feel like you’re listening to the...

Focus on Clients, not Growth, says new Accion Report on Financial Inclusion

A new report on Financial Inclusion issued by Accion in partnership with Citi and Visa is a launchpad for their new campaign - FI2020 - which will try to unite the private...

Conscious Capitalism with John Mackey of Whole Foods

John Mackey, co-founder and CEO of Whole Foods, is starting a new movement—“conscious capitalism.” Whole Foods CEO John Mackey (Picture above/ Photo Credit: Wikipedia) – It’s time to balance business with...

Social Impact Session with Sonal Shah

  Brian Weinberg of Blended Profit speaks with Sonal Shah, a Tides Fellow and former Director of the Office of Social Innovation at the White House. SONAL SHAH is an entrepreneur and...

Clean Energy: Is Crowdfunding the Solution?

by David Bornstein This originally appeared in the New York Times as a Fixes column. If you wanted to get large numbers of people actively engaged in helping to solve...

Six Ways to Shift and Broaden Your Perspective–and Lead More Effectively

by Prasad Kaipa and Navi Radjou Adapted from their new book, “From Smart to Wise” Our leadership perspective is based on the sum total of the knowledge, experiences, and choices we made before. It defines...

After a Decade of War, Afghan Dreamers Project Seeks to Tell a Different Story

by Rosie Spinks When President Obama remarked in his last state of the union address that “by the end of next year, our war in Afghanistan will be over,” he...

Microsoft gets “smart” with phones 4Afrika

When Microsoft unveiled a multipronged investment in African technological capacity and human capital a few days ago, its new smart phone, manufactured by the Chinese company Huawei, dominated news coverage. Winning over...

Cost Shifting Eye Care: Sustainable HealthCare Model?

Dr. Gullapalli Rao is an ophthalmologist and founder of the Hyderabad-based  L V Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI). The Institute, which opened in 1986 and provides primary eye care to underserved...

Travel for Heritage: GHF Preserves the World’s Most Delicate Sites

California-based nonprofit Global Heritage Fund preserves ancient and historical sites around the world that are otherwise neglected and crumbling.   Several of the sites that GHF has rescued have gone...

“I will not go to the bathroom,” says Matt Damon

  Matt Damon, co-founder of Water.org, held a press conference (a mock press conference) where he announced that he will not use the toilet.  Why?  To protest the fact that...

Blended Profit Chats with Impact Investor Bob Pattillo

  Brain Weinberg of Blended Profit speaks with Bob Pattillo in a new series of interviews and podcasts fixated on social impact. Bob Pattillo is an entrepreneur. He likes to...

Online Dating for Teachers: Finding the Right Classroom

BY Adam Poswolsky If online dating works so well for people looking for love and happiness, maybe the same concept can apply to people looking for other types of fulfillment,...

The Yellow Brick Road to the Impact Economy

  By David Bank, Impact IQ I’m from San Francisco, not Kansas, but when I stepped off the elevator at the Lexington Avenue headquarters of Bloomberg LP, it felt like...

Changing the Face of Aid, Literally

By Lindsay Hebert In TV commercials 25 years ago, Sally Struthers held starving orphans and begged American viewers to help them. A new campaign by Oxfam America portrays aid recipients...

London’s Modern Digital Designers Adopt Gutenburg-Style Print

BY Rosie Spinks, EcoSalon In the mid 1400s Johannes Gutenberg invented the first printing press, a technology which allowed information to spread far more rapidly thanks to what is now...

Youth Unemployment at the World Economic Forum: the Unrecruitment Mission

In a speech at the World Economic Forum on the 21st of January, the Young Global Leader Rajeeb Dey and CEO of Enternships.com, and UK-based social enterprise for job placement,...

America’s 50 Heroes Get Clicked: Everyday Heroes

Author Katrina Fried and the book’s photographer, Paul Mobley, have been busy promoting Everyday Heroes, their new book which catalogs the work of 50 social entrepreneurs in the United States....

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