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Discover How to Live a More Purposeful Life with Others?

“I’d like for the last Guinea worm to die before I do,” Jimmy Carter said in his usual humble way when he announced that his cancer had spread to his brain. When The Carter Center launched the eradication campaign in 1986, over 3.5 million people in 21 countries had this horrific condition in which Guinea worms grow up to three feet inside of people, erupting through their skin, causing extreme pain. Currently only 11 people in the world are known to have this condition that’s caused by drinking contaminated water. Like love or pure air, clean water is impossible to live… Read More

Ready to Live a More Meaningful Life with Others?

“I’d like for the last Guinea worm to die before I do,” Jimmy Carter said in his usual humble way when he announced that his cancer had spread to his brain. When The Carter Center launched the eradication campaign in 1986, over 3.5 million people in 21 countries had this horrific condition in which Guinea worms grow up to three feet inside of people, erupting through their skin, causing extreme pain. Currently only 11 people in the world are known to have this condition that’s caused by drinking contaminated water. Like love or pure air, clean water is impossible to… Read More

Clever Ways Organizations Partner For Greater Good

What fervent belief does Vaishnavi Maganti, an 11th grader and Indian Impact brand ambassador in Hyderabad, share with Jeremiah Owyang, Crowd Companies’ Chief Catalyst and David Batstone, Not For Sale founder? An ardent belief that leveraging best talents with others, around strong sweet spots of mutual interest, is a powerful way to scale their efforts for the greater good. Yet to do well together requires a mutuality mindset. Their focus is on the “us” in their collaboration, not “simply” giving nor asking for help but working, with partners, on strong sweet spots of shared interest. In practice, that means they choose… Read More

Share Experiences That Spur Buying, Loyalty And Learning

What does the New England Patriots’ “rabid” fans’ active sharing mid-game comments via immersive Wi-Fi have in common with Peabody hotel guests’ avid videoing and picture-snapping of the daily duck walk? Or parents standing in front a large store wall of bewildering choices in children’s car seats, looking down at their free Car Seat Helper app from Phoenix Children’s Hospital, comforted in knowing they’ll be able make a wise choice about their child’s safety? Spur Sharing to Solidify Connections, Centered Around What You Offer Each of those situations spur positive, shared experiences, shaped by organizations that seek to serve people better at the right time and in helpful ways. From the Gillette Stadium and sports team managers to… Read More

Response to Sandy Hook Shooting by Saving Others

Violence doesn’t happen out of nowhere, but kindness can. 1. Choose Your Spot for Bringing Out the Better Side in Others At first drivers were startled on their way to work when they passed the man on the curb of an Oakland, California, street. He was enthusiastically waving at them with his outsized white glove and a wide grin on his face. Soon, they became habituated to this anonymous character’s daily appearance. After awhile some even began waving back. Others thumbed their nose at him or worse. Unfazed, he smiled back at them. He never held a sign nor begged.… Read More