Tag: Philanthropy


Wealth, Holiday Habits and ISIS: Our Week in Wisdom

On The Wisdom Daily this week (Dec. 7-11), we explored the emotional process of anticipating a major loss, the concern some feel about how to greet others at holiday time, the fear response achieved by terrorists, the competing priorities in our end-of-year schedules, the philanthropic announcement from a tech billionaire… and more. Did you grow wiser this week? We hope The Wisdom Daily played a part.   Grieving Loss Before a Death – Matt Gewirtz I foolishly thought burying my almost 91-year old father would have been easier than what my siblings......

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How to Think Like a Billionaire, Even If You Aren't a 'Thousandaire'

By now, almost anyone with even the slightest interest in money, philanthropy, technology or plain old-fashioned celebrity, knows at least something about Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Debra Chan’s plan to dedicate 99% of their wealth to the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. But what do people really know about it? Why is it that many folks are cheering the move, while a smaller number of no less intelligent and caring people are jeering? I can think of a couple of good reasons, which I will explain, but at the......

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Why an Antigay Church Supports a Clinton Health Philanthropy

Hats off to Hillary. Yes, that Hillary – is there any other on the public’s radar? Love her, or truly dislike her (lots of people fall into one of those camps), there’s no arguing that Hillary Clinton has achieved full rock-star level fame – think Bono, Kanye, etc. – and is recognized across the country, if not the world, by first name alone. Like all household names, people are quick to judge her every move. And not always fairly, as was the case recently, when it came to light that an HIV/AIDS......

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Magic We Can All Perform: Transforming a Life

Over 4.9 million people have viewed Rob Anderson’s magic act in which he tears up a homeless man’s sign, only to put it back together with an extra surprise which he then gives to the gentleman. In a world of what often feels like endless competition for clicks and views, it’s easy to confuse success with making a difference. Sometimes though, virtual virality – nothing to sneeze at – opens the door to real world change. Why this is so engaging to so many people is something we could debate and analyze......

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