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His Competitive Advantage? Employees With Autism

Rising Tide Carwash co-founder and COO Tom D’Eri explains how his company has made a competitive advantage out of the fact that 80 percent of its workforce has autism.

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Clean Water in India for less than $2 Per Day

Unreasonable Institute fellow Divya Yachamaneni, deputy general manager of Naandi Community Water Services, explains how her company is bringing clean drinking water to rural Indian families for less than $2 per month. NCWS’s low-cost water-purification stations are now in more than 400 villages, delivering clean, safe drinking water to about 600,000 people.

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Hard Data Leads to Big Money for Polluted Towns

Source International provides scientists and scientific tools to communities threatened by waste and pollution from natural-resource extraction. With the resulting data, communities been able to press for compensation.

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An Ingenious Way to Help Girls Stay in School

On an otherwise reasonable evening in July, more than 1,000 people packed an auditorium in Boulder, Colorado,  for the culmination of the 2014 Unreasonable Institute. They came to watch 11 ventures present […]

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Solar-Powered Computer Labs for Rural Schools

Hear how Greenlink builds and leases solar-powered computer labs for off-grid schools in Tanzania, where 96 percent of rural classrooms lack electricity.

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Are You Living for Your Resume or Your Eulogy?

Within each of us are two selves: the self who craves success, who builds a résumé, and the self who seeks connection, community, love — the values that make for a great eulogy. Can we balance these two selves?

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Does Money Make You Mean?

It’s amazing what a rigged game of Monopoly can reveal. Social psychologist Paul Piff conducted a study on the game as part of his research into how people behave when they feel wealthy. (Hint: badly.)

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What Nonprofits Can Learn From Coca-Cola

Coca-Cola’s global network of marketers and distributors ensures that every remote village wants — and can get — a Coke. Why shouldn’t this work for nonprofits working to distribute condoms, sanitation, and vaccinations too?

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An Escape From Poverty

Income is only one condition of poverty, it is also a condition of choice and lack of freedom. Acumen founder, Jacqueline Novogratz, discusses the nonprofit that takes a businesslike approach to improving the lives of the poor.

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The Way We Think About Charity Is Dead Wrong

Everything the donating public has been taught about giving is dysfunctional, says AIDS Ride founder, Dan Pallotta. He aims to transform the way society thinks about charity and giving and change.