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The Quick & Dirty: The Future of Business is in the Past

Businesses somehow lost their reason to exist, and now people are starting to look for the values they share with your company because it is mostly absent. Back in the “good old days,” it wasn’t a question to ask. It wasn’t something to look for. It was right there – expressed by the handshake of the store owner, in the active role that a business took to ensure that community’s overall welfare and progression.


Educated Girls Uncover Unmet Design Needs

Human Centered Design helps young women uncover big problems in need of a design solution. This “open architecture” approach delivers maximum impact with minimal materials. By working closely with a variety of communities to co-create, girls to develop products that not only responded to their immediate needs, but also reflected their aspirations.


The Case for Saving Water (And Not Just in Drought-Stricken California)

Saving water shouldn’t just be something that we do when the soil is dry; it is something we need to make a part of our lives, in how we live and what we consume. Sustainability needs to be a part of us no matter how wet or dry the climate is, because we have to think about the bigger picture.

the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety has enjoyed  success due to the way it was formed

Building Successful Coalitions for Greater Social Impact

Building coalitions for greater social impact requires that parties align their core goals, interests and priorities. It requires agreement on measurements of success, finding the right partners to complement the work, open and transparent communication, and a strong supporting organization. With these fundamentals, the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety and other like-minded coalitions have made real social impact for the betterment of all.


5 Ways to Bring Out the Best in Your Team

Teju Ravilochan, co-founder and CEO of the Unreasonable Institute recently received the best advice of his life: “You’re intelligent. But your job is not to be the smartest person in the room. It’s to bring out the best in your team.” This advice resonated deeply because he knew she was right. This is the No. 1 thing that most leaders need to work on.


General Mills Writes an Animals’ Declaration of Freedom

General Mills, the company behind brands like Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Bisquick, Progresso and Hamburger Helper, announced it’s going to start requiring its egg, dairy and meat farmers to treat animals better.


3p Weekend: 6 Most Innovative Public Spaces of 2015

Every year, the Urban Land Institute recognizes outstanding examples of successful public spaces that have “socially enriched and revitalized the economy of their surrounding communities.” We couldn’t wait to learn more about these projects and how they revitalized their surrounding downtowns. Read on to catch a peek at the six most innovative urban spaces of 2015.


Why Meaning Beats Marketing

These days you’ll hear lots about growth-hacking, social media savvy, PR pushes and marketing. Tom Chi, part of the founding team of Google X, thinks it’s important to add one more option to that list: making your product more meaningful.

The Uvas Reservoir in Santa Clara, California, reduced to a mere puddle in 2014.

California Can Learn Bucketloads From Australia About Droughts

By Marcus Barber A recent article on TriplePundit suggested that Californians are keen to lower their water usage but don’t know how to go about doing so. That article (found here) also indicated that even the most ardent of conservation efforts don’t seem to be helping the state meet its reduced water target, and that … Continued