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March 10, 2018 – 12:33 pm

“This is disturbingly sobering and we must act!” – James Ferrari
“Few stories are more heartbreaking than those involving children who are injured or killed by gunshots. It isn’t hard to find them: In June alone, a …

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Global Initiatives

What BuzzFeed’s Dao Nguyen Knows About Data, Intuition, And The Future Of Media

February 26, 2016 – 4:26 pm

To understand what makes BuzzFeed tick, you need to know how Dao Nguyen thinks about data.
As the publisher in charge of BuzzFeed, which has annual revenue in the hundreds of millions of dollars, you might …

Digital Trust in a Blockchain World

February 10, 2016 – 11:52 am

Many are familiar with Bitcoin – a digital currency using peer-to-peer payment technology that involves no central authority or bank. Sound futuristic? Consider that entire towns and countries are using bitcoin to make payments large and very small, locally and globally. Bitcoin and its infrastructure, blockchain, are attracting the interest of major VCs, governments and NGOs.
This event brings together leading figures shaping the direction of bitcoin and blockchain and our panel will discuss their vision of a Blockchain World – how it will unfold and the impact it will have both on traditional financial institutions and individuals.

Our Unequal Justice System

January 19, 2016 – 3:23 pm

The current American bail bond procedure in America is unjust and violates the US Constitution.
“‘‘Criminal justice,’’ President Obama said in a speech to the N.A.A.C.P. last month, ‘‘is not as fair as it should be. …

Myanmar’s Peace Prize Winner and Crimes Against Humanity (NYT)

January 11, 2016 – 2:05 pm

By Nicholas Kristof
SITTWE, Myanmar — SOON the world will witness a remarkable sight: a beloved Nobel Peace Prize winner presiding over 21st-century concentration camps.
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, one of the world’s genuine heroes, won …

Out of Luck

January 11, 2016 – 1:51 pm

Lottery addiction is a scam against citizens. State governments should create a micro-loan entrepreneur fund for each city in America instead. The city then can participate in a percentage of profits.
Separately, this a great documentary project …

Defy Ventures

November 16, 2015 – 6:03 pm
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Defy Ventures transforms the
lives of business leaders and
people with criminal histories
through their collaboration along
the entrepreneurial journey.
Check out Defy Ventures at http://defyventures.org/