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February 15, 2018  

Did you know the average moderately active person takes around 7500 steps per day? Sometimes, on days like today, where we’re either feeling hungover from too much Valentine’s Day or bummed from too much tragedy here in the U.S., I try to remind myself that life is about putting one foot in front of the other - and moving forward.

Steve Jobs was famous for liking to take walking meetings with potential employees and partners. So, go out and take a walk today, and then read these interesting articles we’ve compiled for you this week in philanthropy, innovation, and the future.


“Philanthropy Is A Risk Capital That Can Go Where The Government Can’t,” Rajiv J Shah, Rockefeller Foundation - India Times - Aggressive use of science and technology to solve the world’s problems and deeper collaboration within the philanthropic ecosystem are likely to emerge as two defining trends over the next decade.

The Problem With Capitalist Philanthropy - Jacobin - Philanthropists like Howard Buffett are the darlings of journalists and the NGO world — but are they really helping Africa?

The Rising Activism in Women's Philanthropy - Forbes -  Women who once gave quietly are now coordinating weekly protests, writing opinion pieces, speaking publicly and looking for all sorts of ways to level up their work and organize for change.


The Mindsets and Motives of New Donors - SSIR - [F]indings revealed that, at its core, philanthropy is a highly personal and relational journey, influenced by one’s peers; it is more about figuring out “why” you give than “how” you give.

What It Takes to Be One of the 100 Best Companies to Work For - Fortune - The same qualities employees report make a great workplace—trust, pride, and camaraderie—also fuel business performance.

New Evidence That Rewarding Executives For Corporate Social Responsibility Really Does Work - Triple Pundit -  Corporate social responsibility contracting refers to the practice of linking executive compensation to achieving CSR goals. The question then becomes whether the goals are designed to mark substantial progress, or are they simply public relations “fluff.”

The Future

The Future Of Technology Is Uncertain As Moore's Law Comes To An End - Newsweek - A new study suggests that Moore’s law may have finally run out.

He Predicted The 2016 Fake News Crisis. Now He's Worried About An Information Apocalypse. - Buzzfeed - In mid-2016, Aviv Ovadya warned of an impending crisis of misinformation in a presentation he titled “Infocalypse.”

The future of universities in a digital era - Swiss Info - As the digital revolution transforms society, what is the role of universities as “intelligent” machines begin to ask and answer the questions of the universe.

That’s it for this week. Let us know your thoughts on the twitters and don’t forget to take some time for yourself. You deserve it. 


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