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Despite my seemingly acerbic demeanor around the IDEO.org studio, I really like people. I wasn’t always sure if I did. In my past life, I held a...
May 04, 2017
New Story had a good year. They were just named one of Fast Company’s 10 Most Innovative Nonprofit Organizations.  They’ve funded over 850 homes...
April 20, 2017
Adam grant on original ideas
Adam grant on original ideas
In early 2000, Jacqueline Novogratz sat in numerous boardrooms on Wall Street to pitch her original idea for Acumen.  She described her vision of a...
April 18, 2017

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prototyping
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April 04, 2017
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March 22, 2017
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