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Some people hate change. Habit is so much easier. But change is good. It's not only moving that creates new starting points
One company that lives this experience is Mavuno Harvest based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Mavuno is a profitable organic
Conclusion: The father plays a major role in who we are and who we become; his absence may occupy the center stage of a person's life.
In today's world, knowledge is the new currency. Sometimes all that's needed to get to the next level is good, relevant and practical information that has the capacity and potential to create a sudden life change--a shift.
Investors In addition, most investors do not have an impact investing track record and vague terminology makes it hard to
I'm hopeful that the next generation of technology leaders will course-correct; focusing their considerable brainpower on tackling the world's most complex social and environmental challenges with correspondingly complex innovations.
The old rules of Monopoly are being written after Paris. The new game? It's called Deployment. Let's all play.
A combined, cross-sector approach focused on citizens is necessary. The results can be more citizens engaged in the critical science policies that impact our society.
Within portfolios, philanthropy can reward more entrepreneurial approaches to public-private partnerships, cutting-edge technology, cross-sector data and civic engagement. And it can leverage a modern toolkit, including social impact bonds and other innovative financing mechanisms, impact investing and outcome-focused partnerships with civil society, government and industry.
Could bringing back "earmarks" -- derided as pork barrel, insider spending just a few years ago -- be the unconventional solution for re-booting Congress? It just might be.
Technology can include a refurbished truck that can restore citizen's faith in government. Importantly, these projects can also help foster the type of civic benefits that arise from more direct participation with government.
For about 30 years, polls have consistently shown that the general public thinks most public spending on "government" is wasted. The same public thinks, however, that more money should be spent to deliver the specific outcomes and services that they desire.
Let's quit beating around the bush: Warlords are ruining America -- and not just as measured by the Gross Domestic Product and nerdy stuff like that. Warlords are making America less fun. Less can-do. Less a place where people can agree to give a little to get a little.
Sophisticated digital platforms that leverage "small" pieces of information or the data contained within citizens and their localities can strengthen the quality of democracy. Taken together, the following examples illustrate the ability to combine the right data to forge 21st century digital public infrastructure.
However, when millennials have come out to vote, they have made a splash - in part because of their sheer numbers. Those
Cities are gaining momentum as incubators for innovation. There is much excitement about the idea of cities as "laboratories of democracy." As a result, cities can learn best practices from one another. Sharing this information can build a strong foundation to amplify and encourage experimentation.
Technology is creating new expectations for how citizens engage with their world. Governments must adapt to keep pace or risk the dissatisfaction of those they represent. The problems are large and complex. But civic innovation can serve as an important part of the solution.
Governments should create channels to empower existing communities and their networks. Networks are digital, hyper-local, and at the same time, global. High levels of experimentation are necessary to test and pioneer diverse strategies in cities of different sizes.