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A New Alphabet For Humanity - #1143
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August 12, 2019 06:00 AM PDT
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Social entrepreneur Leesa McGregor, was thinking not only about how to teach her three-year-old Max the alphabet but also how to teach him values. She hit on the idea to create an alphabet book that used values rather nouns like apple, book and cat.

The book, A New Alphabet for Humanity, beautifully illustrated, is ready for publication. To raise the funds necessary for publication, Leesa is running a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter. She hopes to build a social enterprise around the book to help more people.

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‘This May Be The Single Biggest Business Opportunity In Human History’ - #1141
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August 07, 2019 06:00 AM PDT
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Dr. Jonathan Foley, 50, executive director for Project Drawdown, joined me for a discussion about climate change (watch in the video player above). His statement, “This may be the single biggest business opportunity in human history,” sounds like hyperbole but there may be no one better qualified to make that statement correctly.

With a PhD in atmospheric sciences from the University of Wisconsin and having spent three decades doing and managing research into climate change, he is certainly qualified on the science. His case that the business opportunity is there hinges on this key premise:

We literally have to reinvent our energy systems, our food systems, our manufacturing, our cities. Everything! You can look at that is like, ‘Crap, that's a really big problem.’

I think we have to look at as “Wow, what a great opportunity!” especially if we do it right. We can improve lives. We can reduce inequity. We could solve some of our other social ills if we do it wisely. And we could build a better world for future generations and for ourselves.

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Undaunted Entrepreneur Helps Teens Learn Financial Literacy - #1142
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August 09, 2019 06:00 AM PDT
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Mohammed Faisal has not been thwarted by the random accident that nearly killed him in January. He passionately continues his work, using his struggle to regain his life as an inspiration for others.

Mohammed is the founder of The Money Hub, which works with kids in New York City high schools to help them learn basic and important financial literacy skills. He saw his home life transformed by his parents’ purchase of a home when he was young. He wants everyone to start out on a path to financial security.

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This Organization Helps Women Transition From Prostitute To Seamstress - #1140
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August 06, 2019 06:00 AM PDT
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Candice Whitely joined Sewing New Futures four years ago when she visited New Delhi and saw the work the nonprofit was doing there to help women make a transition from prostitute to seamstress.

In the community of Najafgarh in the suburbs of Delhi, the residue of India’s infamous caste system condemns women to marry young and into sex work to feed their families and pay their own bride price.

Sewing New Futures helps women develop an alternative career path, not only for themeselves but for their daughters as well, saving them from a tragic fate most cannot even imagine.

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Michael Dash - From Addict To Entrepreneur - #1139
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August 02, 2019 06:00 AM PDT
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Michael Dash is taking a step back from the hard-charging life he led for so long to re-center. In the process, he’s dealt with his own addictions and gained some powerful perspectives. He shares his insights in he book Chasing the High.

He also shares some powerful insights in our conversation, which you can watch above.

Interview with Michael Dash, the CEO of FATE - From Addict To Entrepreneur .

The following is the pre-interview with Michael Dash. Be sure to watch the recorded interview above.

Expert Tips:

Tip 1: Do not make emotional decisions in business or your personal life. Emotional reactions cause frustration for both parties involved and usually involve an outpouring of negative energy. This usually leads to an uncomfortable conversation that needs to take place after the fact to heal any hurt feelings and ends up being a complete drain of time.

Tip 2: Change is actually easy. Too often people equate change to the result they are expecting from change but these two ideas actually have no correlation. Anyone who wants to change any behavior can easily do it today. If they tie themselves to the result of the change they may hold themselves back from taking that first step of action. You can build a plan to achieve the results you want along the way and do not need to wait for that to make the actual change right now.

Tip 3: Explore your positive curiosity and try new activities that can bring fulfillment into your lives. Sometimes we form opinions about certain activities or groups of people in life and we then incorporate those opinions as our own without even giving certain things a chance. Activities like yoga, meditation, sound baths, breath-work we may all have heard one thing or another about but until you actually try them out you will not know if they resonate with you and can help you achieve a fulfilled life.

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This Entrepreneur Is Giving Hondurans Something They Really Want—Jobs - #1138
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July 31, 2019 06:00 AM PDT
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“Tegu takes us back to the joy of play,” says Jose Zelaya, the Honduran toy manufacturer’s accounting manager. More importantly, the creator of wooden blocks with embedded magnets that fascinate and engage children, is employing people in a country stressed by poverty, unemployment and violence.

Tegu, founded by Chris and Will Haughey a decade ago, with the mission to create jobs in a country that desperately needed them. Along the way, they’ve proven that Honduras, less than three hours and just $233 (roundtrip, according to Google) by air from Houston, can be competitive with manufacturing in China and other Asian countries.

Ana Sauceda, an industrial engineer for Tegu, visited with me during my on-site research trip. You can view our discussion in the video player at the top of this article. She says the company is now shipping product to a variety of countries around the world, including China, Japan, Malaysia, Switzerland, Argentina, Uruguay and Chile. The company’s biggest market remains the United States.

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Social Entrepreneur Confronts Twin Honduran Demons Violence And Corruption - #1137
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July 29, 2019 06:00 AM PDT
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In 1998, Kurt Ver Beek had been living in Honduras for nearly a decade when he and four Hondurans founded the Association for a More Just Society, initially with the primary goal of delivering aid to vulnerable families. Quickly, however, they realized that little progress could be made without addressing the violence and corruption that then plagued and continue to plague the Central American country. Fighting those twin demons became their mission.

By 2012, Honduras had the highest homicide rate of any country in the world. Evidence was building that corruption and violence were closely related.

The son of the president of the National University was murdered by two uniformed policemen who were attempting to steal his car. The Association for a More Just Society helped to investigate and advocate for the prosecution of the guilty in that case.

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Christie’s Place Raises Money Via CaringCrowd To Serve Those Living With HIV - #1136
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July 26, 2019 06:00 AM PDT
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For nearly two decades, Christie’s Place has been a refuge and a resource for women living with HIV/AIDS in San Diego. While the organization receives funding from a variety of sources, some of the funding comes with constraints and limitations.

Recently, Christie’s Place raised money via CaringCrowd, Johnson & Johnson’s global public health crowdfunding site, because it allowed the nonprofit to fill some critical gaps in its funding so that the organization can continue serving its community.

Executive Director Rhea Van Brocklin noted that J&J matched donations up to $250 during the campaign, dramatically easing the effort required to hit the funding goal of $5,000 in the most recent campaign. Over the years, Christie’s Place has raised over $14,000 on CaringCrowd.

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Spoonful Apparel Works To End Child Hunger In The US - #1135
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July 24, 2019 06:00 AM PDT
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Spoonful Apparel, founded by Susan Elwer, to end child hunger, sells comfortable clothing with inspiring messages and donates 50 percent of the proceeds to the effort.

With slogans like “I choose kindness” emblazoned on the front, the clothing is virtually a living advertisement for doing good. The social enterprise sells the merchandise through online retail, to corporations and for events.

To date, the company has provided 65,000 meals to kids!

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J&J Manager Raises Money To Fight Human Trafficking Via CaringCrowd - #1134
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July 22, 2019 06:00 AM PDT
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Generous by nature and raised in a vulnerable circumstance, Elisa Torres, now a marketing manager at J&J’s Ethicon, is passionate about ending human trafficking. Recently, she raised money for A21 Campaign, a nonprofit that rescues women from slavery, using CaringCrowd, J&J’s global health crowdfunding platform.

By making human trafficking more difficult, profit margins are squeezed and perpetrators are encouraged to move on to other endeavors with less damage to human beings.

Elisa raised a total of more than $15,000 for the nonprofit using CaringCrowd in two separate campaigns. The site is easy to use and she notes that J&J matched virtually the donations in her campaigns, doubling her impact.

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