Written by Megan Blevins Tuesday, June 04 2013
“Future entrepreneurs have the power to create a mesh, create a conversation and solve real world problems,” says Lisa Gansky, author of “The Mesh: Why the Future of Business Is Sharing.” Gansky has created a book and online business directory – thanks to the latest technology – that offers individuals access to goods and services without the burden of ownership. Here, she explains why access trumps ownership and her take on “unused value = waste.”
Written by Stephanie Proft Tuesday, May 28 2013
What happens when you combine social entrepreneurship, brilliant volunteers in design and engineering, and a little corporate backing? In the case of Design That Matters (DtM), a nonprofit based in Salem, Mass., it can lead to powerful creations like NeoNurture, an infant incubator that can be constructed from used car parts, and the Kinkajou Microfilm Projector and Portable Library, an efficient projection system that has been used to teach over 3,000 adults how to read in developing regions.
Written by Jan Turner Tuesday, November 13 2012
Named one of “150 Women Who Shake the World” by Newsweek, Gabi Zedlmayer heads the Office of Global and Social Innovation at HP. She leads a global team of experts in their quest to solve social ills by applying the resources of HP and its partners. Forget the cloistered gentility of theoretical research – this is tech with its sleeves rolled up. For Zedlmayer, “Corporate success and social advancement are interdependent.”
Written by Jan Jaben-Eilon Tuesday, October 02 2012
Melanie L. Campbell, president and CEO of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, has served in the civil rights, social justice, youth and women’s rights movements for more than 20 years. Here is her take on election reform, creating programs to inspire the black youth to vote and hurricane relief.
Written by Osayi Endolyn Tuesday, October 02 2012
You’ve got a great idea and the perfect name, but when you type in your dot-com address, it is owned by someone else – someone eager for an entrepreneur to pay a hefty price for the name. .CO is offering a different option – “a place where brands can launch or expand their online presence, using an international, top-level domain that makes it easier for a startup with a great idea to launch something new,” says Lori Anne Wardi, .CO’s vice president and brand strategist.