by Oliver Ding - 17 links
Jacqueline Novogratz founded and leads #Acumen Fund, a nonprofit that takes a businesslike approach to improving the lives of the poor. In her new book, The Blue Sweater, she tells stories from the new philanthropy, which emphasizes sustainable bottom-up solutions over traditional top-down aid.
#TED #Change #People #Women #GOOD
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Ethan Zuckerman is the recently-announced director of the MIT Center for Civic Media, officially starting in September 2011.
Ethan has been a senior researcher at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society, where he is also a long-time fellow. His work at the Berkman Center has included research into global media attention, as well as the co-founding of...
by Oliver Ding - 11 links
From astronomy to activism, from surfing to saving lives, Pro-Ams - people pursuing amateur activities to professional standards - are an increasingly important part of our society and economy. For Pro-Ams, leisure is not passive consumerism but active and participatory, it involves the deployment of publicly accredited knowledge and skills, often built...
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Reviews on Clay Shirky's second book: Cognitive Surplus: Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age. Since we Americans were suburbanized and educated by the postwar boom, we've had a surfeit of intellect, energy, and time-what Shirky calls a cognitive surplus. People are embracing new media that allow us to pool our efforts at vanishingly low cost. The...
by bagpedia - 14 links
Mr. Shirky divides his time between consulting, teaching, and writing on the social and economic effects of Internet technologies. An adjunct professor at New York University who focuses on the interrelationships of social and technological networks, Shirky has significant influence within the media, in social networks and in the digital and mobile...
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Joichi Ito is the CEO of Creative Commons. He has created numerous Internet companies including PSINet Japan, Digital Garage and Infoseek Japan and was an early stage investor in Twitter, Six Apart, Wikia, Technorati, Flickr, SocialText, Dopplr, Last.fm, Rupture, Kongregate and other Internet companies. He was invited to speak on DLD conference, LeWeb...
by Oliver Ding - 18 links
The 2010 Skoll World Forum focuses on catalysing collaboration for large scale change. The Forum is a joint venture between The Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship at the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford and The Skoll Foundation.
#Change #Skoll #Conference #SWF #SWF10