Post Archive

July 2011

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Essays & Thoughts

Today we can track nearly everything about ourselves. American Express and Mint.com will tell you how much you’ve spent each month, and where you’ve spent it. Sites like Klout.com and Memolane allow you to monitor your social media activity. And if you’re a video gamer, you’ve long been used to

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Essays & Thoughts

Recently I’ve been reading about corporations and the effect they can have on society. A book called “We First“, by Simon Mainwaring, is a great example – it lauds companies that don’t just make money, but also pursue positive social outcomes. If you haven’t read Simon’s book yet, do it.

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Essays & Thoughts

I love the idea of joining retail purchases with charitable donations. It provides shoppers with both the prompt and the opportunity to give, creating an easy donation transaction. Here are a few examples: you purchase (RED) coffee from Starbucks, and some of the proceeds are donated to the Global Fund; you check

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