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My mentor, Prof. Srikumar Rao, creating social impact through personal development.

Uncommon Insight into Changing the World with Dr. Srikumar Rao

My longtime mentor, Prof. Srikumar Rao joined me to explore how we can create a positive social change in the world – and shared with me some absolute gems for making a difference…

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John Rush, Clean Turn & Passion Purpose Profit

Clean Turn is a demolition company with a twist: President and CEO John Rush dives deep on how to tap new avenues of employment with people formerly incarcerated, or impacted by other life challenges.

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Growlers Dog Bones & Amy Noltemeyer

Amy Noltemeyer just won first place for Emerging Social Enterprise of the Year at the Aspire 2017 awards for Growlers Dog Bones, because of the way she’s transforming opportunities for those with disabilities…

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Kiva in Columbus & Lily Vail

Learning that Kiva has expanded to the US, especially as far as my home city of Columbus, Ohio was a bit of a shock. Lily Vail explained it all.

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GRIT, Building a Career with a Criminal Record & Harley Blakeman

I met Harley when he interned at our office. I knew he was a relative of my parents’ friends for college but had no idea of his story, or his social mission to help ex-offenders get back on their feet.

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Saving the world from extinction with permaculture farming

If organic farming is like going to a yoga class instead of watching football on TV, permaculture is climbing to the top of the Himalayas to meditate with an enlightened monk.

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Moroccan Social Entrepreneurship

One of the first observations when traveling through the Moroccan countryside is the lack of billboards and advertisements.  A US highway has so many signs, billboards and noise constantly grabbing for your attention that you almost don’t notice it.  Outside of the Marrakesh, many of the accommodations are adequate and yet simple — without much of the […]