3 Reasons why we can win the fight to end poverty

Enter this talk believing we will never be able to solve hunger and extreme poverty.  Leave it with a new understanding of the scale of the world’s biggest problems.

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House of Plastic

We just think this is fantastic way of using waste plastic. Fabulous initiative.   Hope it goes worldwide

 

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Changing the way business is played!

Here’s How To Align The True “Soul” Of Your Business With More Impact, Meaning, And Happiness – That Inevitably Delivers Even Greater Profits

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Hole in the Wall education

Hear this inspiring vision for Self Organized Learning Environments  by Sugata Mitra

Kids CAN teach themselves!

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Great leaders come in all shapes and sizes, and they certainly aren’t limited to a particular industry or to FTSE 100 companies. An effective leader can be anyone from a politician to a small business owner. However, despite the vast differences in professions and backgrounds, there are certain things that all great leaders have in common. The question is, do you see any of these qualities in yourself?

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Life = Risk

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Creative Problem solving in the face of extreme limits

Navi Radjou has spent years studying “jugaad,” also known as frugal innovation. Pioneered by entrepreneurs in emerging markets who figured out how to get spectacular value from limited resources, the practice has now caught on globally. Peppering his talk with a wealth of examples of human ingenuity at work, Radjou also shares three principles for how we can all do more with less.

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How economic equality harms societies

We feel instinctively that societies with huge income gaps are somehow going wrong. Richard Wilkinson charts the hard data on economic inequality, and shows what gets worse when rich and poor are too far apart: real effects on health, lifespan, even such basic values as trust.

Why you should listen

For decades, Richard Wilkinson has studied the social effects of income inequality and how social forces affect health. In The Spirit Level, a book coauthored with Kate Pickett, he lays out reams of statistical evidence that, among developed countries, societies that are more equal – with a smaller income gap between rich and poor — are happier and healthier than societies with greater disparities in the distribution of wealth.

While poverty has long been recognized as an indicator for such social ills as crime, obesity, teen pregnancy, Wilkinson and Pickett have demonstrated that societal well-being bears no relation to per capita income. They’ve also found that the symptoms of inequality trouble all levels of society. Across the board, mental health, levels of violence and addiction, even life expectancy are affected by the psycho-social stress caused by income gaps and status anxiety.

He says: “While I’d always assumed that an equal society must score better on social cohesion, I never expected to find such clear differences between existing market economies.”

 

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Values and purpose of business

Harish Manwani, chief operating officer of global brand Unilever, talks about the role of business in society.
This TED talk focuses on how to have a great environment as well as having a great business. How do we do this?
Manwani argues that it is through leadership. Companies should have “values” and “purpose” that transcend beyond their profitability – “these are the two drivers of software that create companies of tomorrow.”
Click this link to find more and see how “small actions can make a big difference.”

 

 

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Does money make you mean?

Social psychologist Paul Piff, presents an insightful TED talk about the way money affects successful people. He references interesting and relevant experiments such as measuring Monopoly winners and the stopping distances of cars with different prices. Piff makes a comment on current society and asks ‘who is more likely to offer help?’ Does the pursuit of self interest affect our likeliness to be a good human?

Click the link to watch the video and see what you think.

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