Monday, April 21, 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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Newsart for Day Traders of Charity
Culture & Society 5

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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Culture & Society 1

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

Newsart for Philanthropies of Scale
Culture & Society 2

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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Culture & Society 5

Citizen Bezos?

Investigative journalism and serious commentary, just like religion, do not have a profit model. So why did founder and CEO Jeff Bezos buy the Washington Post? read more

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3D Fantasies

Like computers and the Internet, as 3D printing grows from a novelty into something useful, it will transform business and behavior around the world and across industries. In the long run, it will… read more

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