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CoDev Asia 2013

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IUVA September 2013

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Is cursive writing becoming a thing of the past?

I can’t tell you how many loops and swirls I practiced as a youngster, but I do still use cursive handwriting even in this digital age.  I have to admit though, I use penmanship less and less.  But for many kids, cursive is something that they may no longer be taught.  You see, handwriting is […]

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Growth and Innovation Forum 2013

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Food sharing program helps the elderly

Our aging Baby Boomer population is creating both challenges and opportunities for start-up businesses.  In the UK, one company was recently featured for its innovative idea to create a sustainable club that helps feed the elderly. It’s a great idea and a wonderful way to care for those in need.  Here is the story from […]

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SC Johnson Introduces Compostable Ziploc Bags

Sustainable news from from SC Johnson, an innovative company launching a new Ziploc Brand Compostable Bags. The product is sure to tweak the interest of green-savvy consumers looking for storage solutions that help reduce landfill waste, without sacrificing food freshness or convenience. The bags, available exclusively online at SCJGreenChoices.com, are designed for use in commercial […]

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Crowdsourcing quake data from smartphones to save lives

“Crowdshake” is a new app that can create a network of earthquake-sensing smartphones, triggering warnings on nearby devices when tremors are detected by those nearer the epicenter. The technology is created by the Caltech Community Seismic Network and uses GPS  to provide data about potential earthquakes. The app is only as good as those who are […]

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Innovations succeed when work is recognized

Regardless of industry, organizations are still struggling with the lack of return on their innovation investments. Many of these organizations have well thought out formalized visions, missions, goals and objectives. Sometimes they may have also even already deployed innovation processes and metrics as well. However the innovation that they eventually bring to market is often […]

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Which colors make your customers purchase?

Color used in advertizing and branding can inspire, create excitement, or even make one wistful for bygone days. The color studies I’ve seen go way beyond trends and right into key learnings about our psyches and what makes us tick. It’s a fascinating phenomenon, and one that global corporations have leveraged for years. But now […]

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She’s HAHA team brings joy to women and girls

One of my favorite partner projects is an organization called Sustainable Health Enterprises, or SHE.  I am excited to help share the news from SHE’s “HAHA team” (Health and Hygiene Advocacy), working to ensure long-term access to menstrual hygiene education and products (including the SHE LaunchPad). Recently the team invited 15 students from the Duha […]

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