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Crowdsourcing a Better Future: Paul Hawken’s Drawdown

Paul Hawken has a bold vision for tackling global warming through crowdsourcing expertise, marshaling big data, and wielding a new, transparent language that shines a positive light on change. “Drawdown means the first time on a year-to-year basis greenhouse gases…

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Vivaldi, The People’s Browser: An Interview with Jon von Tetzchner

Jon von Tetzchner is an imposing man with a grand ambition: to build the people’s browser. His first creation, Opera, ran counter to mainstream browsers, and struck a chord with power and mobile users, drawing an impressive 350 million converts…

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Rock Music Meets the Sharing Economy

The sharing, trading and crowdsourcing economy is a proven disruptive path to making money. Airbnb and Uber demonstrated the value of tapping idle resources, while eBay and Craigslist redefined how we trade and resell goods and services, and Kickstarter and…

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San Francisco’s Human Connector: Eric Quon Lee

San Francisco is experiencing a gold rush. Tech and business prospectors are flocking here from all over the world to find their fortune. Competition is cutthroat for jobs, internships, venture capital – you name it. Apartments are hard to find…

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