An intricate community that stretches throughout Bangladesh weaves collectively toddler mortality coaching, artisan help and microlending, dairy manufacturing, and extra: Cadres of pupil, mother or father, instructor, and administration leaders cultivated in nations throughout the world. Neighborhood well being staff pushing vaccination charges from zero to just about common ranges in one in every of Africa’s poorest nations. A Colombian ...

Some scientific and technical challenges slip by way of the gaps of current research as a result of they’re not fairly a match for educational labs, or startups, or different organizations doing R&D. However a brand new group known as Convergent Research, spun out of Schmidt Futures, the philanthropic initiative based by former Google CEO Eric Schmidt and his spouse ...

On a visit to Haiti in 2013, three years after the huge earthquake that killed as many as 300,000 people and destroyed at the very least 100,000 buildings, Jake Johnston, a researcher on the nonprofit Heart for Financial and Coverage Analysis, visited a neighborhood of mannequin houses that had been constructed within the wake of the destruction. Worldwide architects had ...

In 2019, my enterprise associate and I attended a “digital actuality meal” at James Beard Home. On the time, we wrote it off as a novelty. Whereas these sorts of occasions supplied modern one-off experiences, it wasn’t but clear how rising applied sciences would add constant worth to the broader arts business. Mass adaptation felt a great distance off. We ...

The spark was allegations concerning the wealth of celeb pastor Joel Osteen. But it surely wasn’t the primary time that “tax the church buildings” has circulated. In truth it’s slogan that lengthy predates social media—Frank Zappa was singing it again in 1981 and Mark Twain expressed similar sentiments many a long time earlier than that. As a sociologist of religion, ...

Amidst recurring experiences of workplace harassment, together with the by now predictable failures of many corporations to reply appropriately, it’s comprehensible when employees find yourself feeling helpless and inclined to giving up–concluding that self-protection and silence are the neatest programs of motion, at the very least for their very own careers.   Nevertheless, the reply to toxic management is to fight ...