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Social Enterprise, Time to take ourselves seriously
Originally posted on NextBillion Social enterprise is mature. By that I mean social enterprises have demonstrated they can sustainably provide unique value to their customers. Market infrastructure has enabled this value to be provided sustainably; i.e. it ...
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A new model in Clevelandin which workers own companies that are supported by the city's big businesseshas the potential to change the economics of...
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My favorite part is this: "In fact, I think it is our humanity that is likely to serve as a kind of ‘soul’ for our most promising enterprises of the future."  While I think I think maybe you meant something more like the humanity within each of us, I read the idea of Humanity as a collective noun. That the human collective is the soul, is the intelligence.

What is missing for me from this and your previous post "Are Organizations Alive?" is the context of power. The initiative and connection you call for here is a trait developed and wielded by a privileged few. Free will seems to be at least as much a conceit as an inherent human trait. Humans are cheaper than robots and can be made to behave - to conform in the workplace for the privilege of a job. (Very Pink Floyd :)) According to a recent CFED report, 25% of all jobs in the US are low wage jobs. Wages are so depressed that the garment industry is considering moving back to the US. Without a radical change in power and control, the benefits of technological advances will continue to be primarily recognized by only a few.  Maybe the technology itself can provide a sort of democratization of benefit but so far, that has not been the case.

Maybe humanity as a collective (as opposed to the sacrosanct humanity of the individual) is the electric sheep that humans dream of.
Will our initiative and capacity for human connection be what saves us from technological unemployment in an era of intelligent machines?
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By rewarding users for their contributions and operating on a decentralized model like Bitcoin's, Synereo hopes to replace Facebook for the public.
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Well this is interesting.  Will AndroidTV be able to play 'live' TV channels?  If so, how were the access rights worked out?
Live Channels app is for watching Live TV. Watch your favorite news, sports...
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Deactivated my Facebook acct today.
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Entrepreneurs are not corporate rebels: High performers more likely to set off on own without path

Considering leaving the 9-to-5 world of corporate life behind to strike out on your own? When we think of entrepreneurship, we typically imagine a life of untold riches and the satisfaction of being one's own boss. And when we think of the type of people who create startups, we envision individuals who feel trapped in their current job and have dreams of becoming the next Mark Zuckerberg or Martha Stewart. But the reality is often much different. In many cases, entrepreneurs aren’t corporate misfits, but just the opposite, according to new research.
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"POVERTY FACT #1: POVERTY IS MADE BY PEOPLE. IT IS NOT JUST PART OF NATURE"

"The World Bank’s $1.25-a-day poverty line, which is insultingly low. The UN body UNCTAD has pointed out that anyone living on less than $5 a day is unable to achieve "a standard of living adequate for health and wellbeing": the inalienable right enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. If you use that figure, a soul-scorching 5.1 billion people, or 80% of humanity, are living in those conditions today."

"All of this is about politics and power. It’s a well-established truth that those with the money make the rules, usually in ways that serve their own interests. This is why 93 cents of every $1 made since the 2008 crash has gone to the 1%."

"Solving poverty will require a fundamental reorganization of power away from the oligarchy."
To fix global poverty, you first need to acknowledge where it comes from.
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My new job: CEO of EARN!
SAN FRANCISCO, CA; February 2, 2015 - EARN, a nonprofit dedicated to helping working families save and invest in their futures, announced today that its Board of Directors has named Steve Wright as its new Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. As EARN's new CEO, Steve's top priority is ...
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Arts and Crafts. I made the lamp base on the wheel and bought the shade 2nd hand.
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Arduino Blog » Blog Archive » Control your Christmas lights with sms and Arduino Yún

http://blog.arduino.cc/2014/12/01/control-your-christmas-lights-with-sms-and-arduino-yun/
December is finally here and we can start thinking about indoor or outdoor decorations for the holiday. Christmas lights are an excellent way to light up any event and a user on instructables wanted to be able to control the lights remotely with text messages.
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  • Claremont Graduate University
    Education, 1990 - 1991
    MA Educatiom
  • Pomona College
    English, Creative Writing, 1983 - 1987
  • El camino High School
    1979 - 1983
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CEO EARN.org
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  • EARN.org
    CEO, 2015 - present
  • grameen foundation
    VP Poverty Tools and Insights, 2012 - 2014
  • Grameen Foundation
    Director, Social Performance Management Center, 2010 - 2013
  • Salesforce.com Foundation
    Director of Technology and Innovation, 2000 - 2010
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