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21st Century Global Trends
What will the world look like in the next 50 to 100 years? How will today's innovations and decisions impact life around the world?
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Noam Chomsky on the Class War in America

Noam Chomsky on the Class War in America | 21st Century Global Trends | Scoop.it
Noam Chomsky, noted linguist and philosopher, argues that America hates its poor people. What does that mean for the nonprofit sector?
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Noam Chomsky argues that the class warfare in America is still ripe, though much more underhanded and that the individual drivers that fuel it threater the long-term success of the nonprofit sector.

 

He suggests that the way to remedy this is to shift mindsets from an individual perspective to one of the "common good." But what is it going to take for us to truly think and make decision on the basis of society at large rather than our own, individual advancement and benefit??

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PHILANTHROPY 2173: Good (and not so good?)

PHILANTHROPY 2173: Good (and not so good?) | 21st Century Global Trends | Scoop.it
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These days, social impact is spreading beyond the social and public sectors into the realm of the private sector. But as this "world of good is diversifying," the interactions between these sectors pose challenges as well.

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I’m still here: back online after a year without the internet

I’m still here: back online after a year without the internet | 21st Century Global Trends | Scoop.it
I was wrong.

One year ago I left the internet. I thought it was making me unproductive. I thought it lacked meaning. I thought it was "corrupting my soul."

It's a been a year now since I...
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To test the theory of whether the internet makes us "lonely, or stupid, or lonely and stupid," Paul Miller went off the grid for 1 year...and here's what he discovered:


"So much ink has been spilled deriding the false concept of a 'Facebook friend,' but I can tell you that a 'Facebook friend' is better than nothing."


An interesting read about how our natural human tendencies are what they are, whether you're online or not!

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Don't Wait for Gen Y Men to Come Around on Gender

Don't Wait for Gen Y Men to Come Around on Gender | 21st Century Global Trends | Scoop.it
Why Baby Boomer executives need to push hard on gender balance -- now.
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Despite perceived progress towards gender balance and equality, younger generations may have much further to go than we expect. 

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An Aging Population May Be What the World Needs

An Aging Population May Be What the World Needs | 21st Century Global Trends | Scoop.it
With birthrates falling, the world is getting very old, very fast. Should we panic—or celebrate?
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The impact of international development is evident in the declining age of the global population. Though this raises concerns for many right off the bat (elderly care, declined demand in youth-oriented markets), it also signifies that the world is healthier and more educated.

 

Charles Kenny's article furher highlights the multitude of benefits that can arise from an aging population:

-Opportunity for ehnacned efficiency and productivity

-Lower rate of violent crimes

-A happier planet

-Greater environmental equality

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11 Ways Big Companies Undermine Innovation

11 Ways Big Companies Undermine Innovation | 21st Century Global Trends | Scoop.it
Why big companies struggle to keep up with start-ups.
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From a lack of creative freedom and risk-taking to short-sightedness, corporate culture oftentimes stifles the very innovation corporations are striving to achieve.

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Data is Worthless if You Don't Communicate It

Data is Worthless if You Don't Communicate It | 21st Century Global Trends | Scoop.it
To be a better consumer of data, you also have to be able to tell people what it means.
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With an overabundance of data today, the value now is in drawing conclusions and gleaning insights!

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Reshaping the business of social change | The Knowledge Effect

Reshaping the business of social change | The Knowledge Effect | 21st Century Global Trends | Scoop.it
My name is Monique Villa and I run an international, award-winning organization in rapid expansion. My mission is to create value. My motto is global impac
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Monique Villa discussed how she was able to combine business and philanthropy, what many refer to as Strategic Philanthropy, to maximize the Thomson Reuters Foundation's global impact. By aligning TRF's philanthropic endeavors with their unique skill set, they are well underway to achiveing its goal of "action for impact." 

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What We Talk About When We Talk About "Social"

What We Talk About When We Talk About "Social" | 21st Century Global Trends | Scoop.it
Social media, social enterprise, social era... Do we even know what we're saying anymore?
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As if there wasn't enough "social whatevers" floating around, here's one more to add to the list: Social Era. Trying to make up for the deficiencies in all of those other terms, the social era refers to how "connected individuals can now do what once only large centralized organizations could do, which changes organizational structures and individual power."

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