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Potty Training and Market Incentives, Vaping’s Supply Chain, Climate, AI, Schizophrenia, and Fintech (Weekend Reads, 2/15/20)

Weekend Reads is an eclectic collection of seven fascinating articles I’ve encountered during the previous week. These are posted here in a spirit of open dialogue, curiosity, and explorative conversation (Bollinger, 2019; Hatch, 2019) . Hope you find these as thought-provoking as I have. Thoughtful, well-reasoned, and respectful comments are…

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Scotland’s Ice Age, Designing for Serendipity, Carbon Cost, and Frictionless Philanthropy (Weekend Reads, 2/8/20)

Lately, it’s been extremely difficult to make time to blog about … well, anything. Between family, work, and grad school my schedule is beyond maximum capacity However, I still read a lot of material. I want to make a habit of sharing some of the better reads. So, here you…

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Scope of the International Nonprofit Sector: Compilation of Data for Comparative and Exploratory Purposes

I researched, compiled, and analyzed the following material as supporting evidence for a research paper regarding the international nonprofit sector for my ‘Role & Unique Nature of the Nonprofit Sector’ class at Columbia University’s Master of Science in Nonprofit Management degree program. Since much of the data we have on international nonprofit work is…

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Social Investing Terminology: Google Search Trends And Usage

I researched, compiled, and analyzed the following material on Friday, October 18 – Saturday, October 19, 2019 as supporting evidence for a book dissection assignment of Lester M. Salamon’s Leverage for Good: an Introduction to the New Frontiers of Philanthropy and Social Investment (2014) for my ‘Role & Unique Nature…

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Here’s How Google Knows In Less Than Five Minutes If Someone Is A Great Leader (Inc)

“The best managers are those who help their teams succeed. What you know matters, but communicating, delegating, creating a sense of autonomy and purpose… that matters a lot more.” INC MAGAZINE: HERE’S HOW GOOGLE KNOWS IN LESS THAN 5 MINUTES IF SOMEONE IS A GREAT LEADER Image: denvit / Pixabay

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Where the Rubber Hits The Road: Putting People First In American Cities (Columbia | SIPA)

This Thursday, Mayor Michael D Tubbs of Stockton, CA and Columbia SIPA’s Ester Fuchs will discuss “Where the Rubber Hits the Road: Putting People First in American Cities” – sign up to view this LIVE, webcast edition of Just Societies! EVENTBRITE: WHERE THE RUBBER HITS THE ROAD: PUTTING PEOPLE FIRST IN…

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How Big Business Is Hedging Against The Apocalypse (NYTimes)

A very striking read from The New York Times Magazine’s recent ‘The Climate Issue’ on the current realities of the energy market in the face of climate change. “Absent a coherent strategy, opportunists step in and benefit from the shifting landscape. Technology advances, but not the system underneath. Faced with…

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…In Which I Find Myself Accepted To Columbia University

Goodness. Where to even start? It’s hard to distill almost two years of effort into one blog post, but I’ll do my best. TLDR* – I’ve been accepted to, and will be starting this fall, the Master of Science in Nonprofit Management program at Columbia University in the City of…

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Spinnova Tech Enables Sustainable Fashion (Fast Company)

Incredible technology coming out of Finland from a start-up named SPINNOVA. Profiled in a recent FastCompany article, Spinnova’s tech promises to revolutionize the clothing industry by allowing many fiber based waste products (wood pulp, food waste, old clothing) to be reduced and reconstructed into high-quality fabric. “Your future T-shirts might…

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