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How Great Leaders Inspire Action

What do Apple, the Wright brothers, and Martin Luther King Jr. all have in common? Simon Sinek explains that what people buy and how leaders inspire.

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Why Ordinary People Need to Understand Power

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.

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The Investment Logic for Sustainability

If you need further evidence that the principles of corporate social responsibility boost the bottom line, Chris McKnett lays out just how many companies are paying more attention to environmental and social strategies—and how that’s increasing current profits and boosting future outlooks.

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Malala’s Father on Raising Strong Daughters

In this moving talk, the father of Malala—the Pakistani schoolgirl shot by the Taliban for her views on education for girls—details the myriad struggles that girls encounter in patriarchal societies, and how he raised a daughter bent on overcoming them.

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Watch: Fighting Back Against Sexual Assault in Egypt

The harrowing personal story that prompted Basant Motawi to launch her Cairo-based venture, Aspire, which combats sexual assault in Egypt.

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Government by the (Connected) People

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 see 11 ventures present their […]

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How Mango Seeds Help Chicken Farmers Cut Costs by a Third

With feed prices accounting for up to 70 percent of Nigerian chicken farmers’ overhead, a simple move to UNFIRE feed can mean a 35 percent reduction in overall costs.

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He Builds Houses out of Recycled Plastic

Russian startup Plastica recycles 10 percent of all plastic waste in the million-person city of Volgograd, Russia, where it is based, and turns that plastic into enough bricks, paving tiles, and roof tiles for four homes per month.

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Their Radical Idea for Transforming High School: Trusting High Schoolers

Ustvarjalnik brings entrepreneurs to high school classrooms and engages students with open-ended assignments aimed at solving real-world challenges. (One example: “Go get your picture taken with the mayor.”)

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A Most Relaxing Way to Help a Village

Watch Yellow Leaf Hammocks co-founder Joe Demin talk about the 600-mile taxi ride that led to his company, which is creating sustainable jobs for Thailand’s hill tribe communities—by selling some of the most comfortable hammocks in the world!