Tag: Innovation


Improving the World Is a Team Sport: Must-Read Quotes

What do you get when 32 remarkable people – all passionate, purpose-driven innovators transforming our social-cultural systems – tell their stories in the most intimate and inspiring ways to some 500 innovation junkies who know improving the world is a team sport? The BIF2015 Collaborative Innovation Summit: a two-day magical mix of creativity, compassion, character (and characters) and community. Having been privileged to speak at the last two Business Innovation Factory summits, I went to Providence, Rhode Island, last week to attend strictly as a participant, though there are no mere participants......

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Amazon's Toxic Workplace: Is a Fix Right on Our Doorstep?

From Odyssey Networks’ Faith on the Record series: Despite being a company that doesn’t actually net much profit, Amazon has grown to infiltrate the lives of millions of Americans, who rely on the online shopping portal regularly for goods delivered quickly to our offices and homes. As consumers, what can we do about the disturbing new flood of allegations about the toxic culture inside Jeff Bezos’ company? It’s only responsible to ask: “How do we navigate through radically innovative and novel business settings?” Watch my video below for more insight and discussion.......

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Wisdom on Storytelling, Soccer and Art: Must-Read Links

It’s time for a new list of Must-Reads. Kick off this week with the following interviews and essays that caught our attention – quoted here on The Wisdom Daily – including insightful perspectives about?the value of online friendships, the thrills evoked by 2015’s World Cup stars, the inspiring Colombian turning violence into art and more. Whatever’s transpiring in your life, may you find the words of wisdom you need.   1. Net Result “There’s something about the sea of ponytails against a field of green that activates a nostalgia node somewhere deep......

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Wisdom on Bookstores, Sunshine and Music: Must-Read Links

To kick off another new week, we’re sharing recent pieces published elsewhere, along with the excerpts that moved us to highlight them here on The Wisdom Daily. Don’t miss these thought-provoking perspectives on singer Nina Simone, toys and dolls created for surveillance, the ultimate day-off indulgence and more. Whatever’s transpiring in your life, may you find the words of wisdom you need.   ?1. Play It Again, Simone “This resurgence in Nina Simone’s legacy may be due in part to the fact that several political and societal themes from the Civil Rights......

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Celebration, Innovation and Trees: Our Week in Wisdom

On The Wisdom Daily this week (June 22-26), we explored the value of Inside Out for people of all ages, the empowering choice to appreciate “the little things” in life, the book validating a wide range of personal faith journeys, the innovative rabbi breaking with tradition to serve his community and the historic national milestone celebrating the right to get married. Did you grow wiser this week? We hope The Wisdom Daily played a part.   Wisdom on Games, Brains and Progress: Must-Read Links?- TWD Check out these insightful pieces about topics......

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A Pop-up Rabbi!

A few weeks back I wrote about how exciting and unnerving it is that, according to a new Pew Report on religion,?institutional religion in America is clearly weakening.?With people mixing, blending and bending their identities – and with spiritual resources increasingly accessible independent of religious institutions and authorities – there are now more Americans religiously unaffiliated than there are members of any denomination! In other words, America’s largest religion is None (or unaffiliated). I suggested that in religion, just as in so many arenas like health, education, music and media, we’re on......

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Entrepreneurs, Jurors and 'Nones': Our Week in Wisdom

On The Wisdom Daily this week (May 11 – May 15), we discussed?the trial of the Boston Marathon bomber, the new Pew survey documenting an increase among Americans who don’t affiliate with a religion, the phenomenon of social entrepreneurship and its power to accelerate problem-solving, and the search for explanations after another Amtrak derailment. Did you grow wiser this week? We hope The Wisdom Daily played a part.   Should the Boston Bomber Be Executed? – Brad Hirschfield The defense has rested, and now 12 people will decide whether to send the......

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Can Social Entrepreneurs Repair the World?

This week, I attended a meeting at my synagogue hosted by my rabbi, Elan Babchuck, featuring Irwin Kula – one of his mentors, and a national thought leader about the nature of contemporary religion. I don’t read most announcements I’m sent about events, because I don’t have them on my radar as things I’d generally consider attending. In this case, Elan invited me personally, and the title “Disruptive Spiritual Innovation” was certainly intriguing. Elan shared that his goal for the meeting was to understand national trends facing organized religion, and to consider......

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New Research: Christianity on Decline

The trend continues: According to a large survey conducted last year by Pew Research, Christianity is on the decline in America across every race, gender, age, education level and geographic region. The percentage of adults who describe themselves as Christians dropped by nearly eight percentage points in just seven years (2007-2014) to about 71 percent. At the same time, as reported in Pew’s survey results, the share of those who are not affiliated with a religion has jumped from 16 percent to about 23 percent, with millennials becoming even less affiliated with......

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Hope, Harm and Honesty: Our Week in Wisdom

On The Wisdom Daily this week (May 4 – May 8), we discussed the enduring outrage and inequality so evident in Baltimore, the refreshing candor of a reformed racist, the illusion of words being “harmless” because we want them to be, the brave gender transition of a famous American icon and the “Deflate-gate” scandal in the NFL. Did you grow wiser this week? We hope The Wisdom Daily played a part.   Words of Hope and Action, Inspired by Baltimore – and Amy Grant – Brad Hirschfield Maryland’s governor, Larry Hogan, has......

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