Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Esther Dyson

Esther Dyson, an entrepreneur and angel investor concentrating on emerging markets and technologies, is principal of EDventure Holdings. She is a board member of numerous companies, including 23andMe, Eventful, Meetup, NewspaperDirect, Voxiva, WPP Group, XCOR Aerospace, and Yandex, and was an early investor in such notable start-ups as Evernote, Flickr, Mashery, Medstory, Omada Health, and Square.

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The Facebook Furor

A pyschological experiment conducted by Facebook on nearly 700,000 unwitting users has sparked widespread outrage, with users accusing the company of manipulating them to advance its own interests.… read more

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Culture & Society 2

The Great Global Bazaar

Traveling to new places – near or far – can help cultivate the ability to form meaningful connections with people of different backgrounds. The most interesting lessons often lie in the mundane – the … read more

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Culture & Society 3

Day Traders of Charity

A new online charity called Watsi allows users to read personal tales of medical woe in emerging markets and contribute up to the total amount needed to pay for a particular patient’s treatment. But… read more

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Lesson One in School Food

Like most large-scale social change, the shift to mass consumption of healthier food requires both awareness and capacity. There is no better way to build both than by focusing on school lunches. read more

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Philanthropies of Scale

The problem with charities is that they have no motivation to become more efficient. The question is not how to create a chain of soup kitchens, but how to develop leadership that creates intrinsic… read more

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