Category Archives: Social Change

THNK: The School for Solving Global Challenges of the Future

THNK is a school on a mission: to develop the next generation of creative leaders that will have a significant societal impact in our world. THNK’s unique and incredible learning model makes me think of it is a school for solving global challenges of the future. Continue reading

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Power vs Authority

Power derives from force or the threat of force. Authority is the likelihood that a command, once given, will be obeyed. Continue reading

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Two Surprising Charts from Satyamev Jayate’s Fundraising

Eight episodes of Satyamev Jayate have been aired so far. Each has been gripping in its own way. I also love how Aamir Khan and the producers provide a way for viewers to donate money – either online or via … Continue reading

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Curing Cancer by Funding the Undertakers

Most state and national funding was funneled to law enforcement and incarceration facilities with little left over for prevention and intervention measures – a policy that, as Father Greg would put it, is about as effective as attempting to cure cancer by giving all the money to the undertakers… Continue reading

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Rosa Parks and the Highlander Folk School

Highland Folk School trained civil rights leader Rosa Parks prior to her historic role in the Montgomery Bus Boycott, as well as providing training for many other movement activists. Continue reading

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Phases in the Rise and Fall of Dynasties

Once the principle of group solidarity was established, Ibn Khaldûn saw dynasties going through predictable cycles of five phases… Continue reading

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