It’s a Beautiful Time to be Alive and Educated

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Technologies once thought as science fiction, like Rosie from the Jetsons, have become possible and being aware of the realities and prepared for the opportunities means constantly redefining yourself.

Luck Happens. But You Can Always Improve Your Chances.

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Although luck clearly does happen, I disagree that you should wait for it. In your career, you will have opportunities to take your circumstances and turn them into something that really works for you. Here’s how.

Strategic Design Disrupting Off-Grid Energy Access in Tanzania

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Two women entrepreneurs bring design-thinking to Tanzania creating solar-powered mobile phone charging stations that are changing the way people think about accessing electricity in off-grid communities.

An Unlikely Plant Could Fuel Africa’s Economic Engine

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Indigenous tree—never before used for commercial purposes—is providing a Kenyan startup with the means to create an agricultural revolution in East Africa.

Why Ordinary People Need to Understand Power

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Simply to hoping that your efforts will solve whatever problem you’re trying to tackle isn’t enough. Unless you understand power—what it is, how to acquire it, and how to wield it—you will always be at the mercy of those who do.

What Every Entrepreneur Needs to Know Before They Talk to the Press

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Attracting attention isn’t just good for social enterprises; it’s critical to their survival. Few things can help accomplish that like a great media interview. But you’ll have to know how to make the most of it.

A Hyper-Local Model for a Global Water Problem

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Father-son startup in Africa combines banking and franchising strategies to bring clean drinking water to millions in the next five years.

Ugandan Startup Saves Time and Money—and Lives

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Wana Energy Solutions is moving Ugandans away from charcoal and wood to liquid gas, which requires less time, costs less money, and sharply reduces indoor air pollution and all of the attendant health risks.

Why Teaching Grandmothers to Code isn’t a Crazy Idea

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A common belief is that it is only the young who can innovate. But we may be better off motivating and empowering older workers. They are the ones who are best equipped to solve the big problems.

Solar Startup Powers More Than Just Homes

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The founder of Village Energy says his Ugandan solar-power startup is a means to an end. “It’s not about the technology. It’s ‘What is the development challenge out in the communities? Where can we have an impact?’”