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Some Filthy Facts about the Rich

Republicans in Congress want to cut the $4.35 a day food benefit to hungry Americans while two-thirds of tax subsidies and loopholes continue go to …

GiveWell: How Data Transparency Leads Donors To Better Charitable Giving

Two young financial analysts make good money in the hedge fund business and decide to give a chunk of it away to some worthy humanitarian cause. The only problem: How to give effectively?<p>When Elie Hassenfeld, now of the San Francisco-based nonprofit GiveWell, faced that dilemma a decade ago, he and …

For-Profit Philanthropy: Has its time come?

Traditionally, a donor will contribute funds or assets to a not-for-profit philanthropic organization, receive an income tax deduction, and …

Is Philanthropy Ready For System Change?

Late last month, a 23-year-old Nicaraguan named Andres circulated an article to our team with the subject “great read!” The piece he forwarded had been published that day in the <i>New York Times</i> and written by Peter Buffett, the son of the world’s most successful and admired investor, Warren Buffett. …

Former Napster CEO Is Doing Incredible Work To Help Silicon Valley's Homeless

The Downtown Streets Team (DST) helps homeless people get off the streets by putting them to work and allowing them to become self-sufficient.<p>DST is a great example of the good that can happen when tech insiders turn their attention to a problem.<p>Chris Richardson is DST's program director and is the …

How Kat Cole Went from Hooters Girl to President of Cinnabon by Age 32

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When Kat Cole traveled to Egypt with the international director of Cinnabon last year and the call-to-prayer came on over the speakers, she stopped and said, “That is so beautiful.” The Egyptian franchisee she was with turned around, …

Talent Management Software

A New Kind of Talent Management Platform<p>Accelerating productivity, effectiveness, and outcomes<p>Recruit Develop Perform Reward<p>The workforce of the …

Move Over Entrepreneurs, Here Come The Intrapreneurs

In the wake of Facebook‘s IPO, and despite where the stock goes from here, one thing is clear: Entrepreneurs–especially successful ones–are the new rock stars of business culture. Despite this trend, the reality remains that for every successful entrepreneur who builds even a modestly successful …

'Grueling' hours at banks in focus after intern death

The widespread culture of long working hours and all-nighters for banking interns has been criticized after the death of a 21-year-old intern last week, with recruiters and human resources groups calling for changes to guidelines and working practices.<p>Moritz Erhardt collapsed at his London home in …

Shorter Workday Isn't The Key To Happiness, Says Bummer Of A Study

At least that's what new research in the <i>Journal of Happiness Studies</i> suggests. The 10-year longitudinal study examined the impact of the reform South …

Saving animals from factory farms: Fake meat’s increasingly real future

Scientists and animal rights futurists are closing in on the solution so many vegetarians seek<p>When I first heard about those I consider to be animal rights futurists, they seemed like something out of the film "Soylent Green" or perhaps "Frankenstein" — and, in a way, they sort of were.<p>Vladimir …

When Can Impact Investing Create Real Impact? (SSIR)

I applaud Paul Brest and Kelly Born’s thoughtful approach to measuring the impact of impact investments. In their article, they highlight three ways …

As Google Ventures Invests $250 Million In Uber, What's Next? Driverless Cars On Demand?

Google Ventures, Google’s supposedly early-stage investment arm, just pumped more than $250 million into the on-demand car service Uber, according to AllThingsD’s Kara Swisher. Along with other investors, principally private-equity firm TPG, Uber has raised a total of $360 million, commanding a …

How this camera mimics the human eye

<b>(Wikimedia)</b><p>Developed by Swiss engineers, the Dynamic Vision Sensor captures motion by operating like the neurons in our eyes<p>Aviva Hope Rutkin<p>August 23, 2013 5:21pm (UTC)<p><b>Dynamic vision:</b> The camera’s strength is in capturing movement, like the milk drops seen here.<p>The retina is an enormously powerful …

How Robots in Outer Space Are Influencing the Cars of the Future

Machine empathy: Computers learn to read emotions

<i>Last week, I stood …</i><p>… in the cramped office of a Sand Hill Road venture capital firm, staring through Google Glass eyewear at an 18-year-old with a blank expression.<p>In the display above my right eye, the word “neutral” appeared. Then he cracked a wide smile and the word changed to “happy.”<p>The young …

Artificial food: Incredible or inedible?

After the first lab-grown burger, what else might we be making a meal of decades from now? Science fiction offers some clues – some bland, others grisly.<p>Pass the salt. And the pepper. And while you’re at it, the ketchup too.<p>They said it politely, but these were among the reactions of the two expert …

Dispatch From The Future: Uber To Purchase 2,500 Driverless Cars From Google

<b>July 25, 2023</b> — As part of its second-quarter earnings announcement today, local transportation and delivery giant Uber announced its biggest bet on autonomous vehicles yet, saying it would purchase 2,500 driverless cars from Google. In addition, the two companies have agreed to a deal in which …

Bad guys use 3D-printed bank card skimmers to steal $100K

For every good use of 3D printing, there are a half-dozen bad ones.<p>The latest in the latter camp comes from Sydney, Australia, where bad guys have used 3D printing to create custom bank card skimmers. The devices, which are used to snatch card numbers, affected tens of thousands of people and …

How to build political support for electric cars: Tesla test rides

We’ve long known the best way to get people interested in electric cars is simply to let them drive or ride in them.<p>It’s easy enough to tell people they’re quick, smooth and near-silent, but people are naturally skeptical of something they aren’t familiar with.<p>That includes politicians, but just …

Apple’s iPhone Trade-in Program Is Already Being Piloted, Here’s How It Works

Apple is about to introduce an iPhone trade-in program that will allow users to walk into a Retail store and trade up from an old model to a new one. We’ve heard some interesting details about the way that the program will work, and indeed, is working right now in some pilot Apple Stores.<p>The …

Meet The Insanely Fast, Flexible Graphene Chips That Will Power Your Future

Graphene is an incredible material. Essentially a honeycomb lattice of carbon atoms, one atom thick, you rub sheets of it off onto paper every time …

Preloaded Chip and PIN card returns, now can carry several currencies

Travelex again is offering a preloaded Chip and PIN card for the traveler abroad, but this one allows you to carry five kinds of currency concurrently.<p>Say hello to the Multi-Currency Cash Passport Prepaid MasterCard, which allows you to carry British pounds, euros, Canadian dollars, Japanese yen …

The New Shopping Ethos: Mission-Driven and Technology-Enabled

Over the past few weeks I shared how students are managing the costs of college life (The New Campus Ethos: Work and Pay) and how the “Bank of Mom …

A Tipping Point in the Evolution of Capitalism: Interview with Bart Houlahan from B Lab

B Labs are creating a new kind of corporation for a new economy<p>July 17, 2013 was a historic day, one that B Lab’s co-founders call “a tipping point …

6 Simple Rituals To Reach Your Potential Every Day

Becoming and staying productive isn’t about hard-to-follow programs or logging your every move in an app. It’s about self-care. Here are daily to-dos to get you started.<p>It’s Tuesday morning at 8 a.m. Two San Francisco entrepreneurs are pitching their ventures to potential investors today. They’d …

Development Is Shortsighted: Interpersonal Skills #1 Reason Frontline Leaders Fail

<i>Guest post from</i> <i>Rich Wellins</i><i>, SVP DDI:</i><p>If one word could describe the job of being a frontline leader today, it would be “harder.” Growing<p>demands for …