Archive Monthly Archives: January 2015

David Harrison – Tech, Philanthropy & Senior Discounts

David Harrison, 66, is turning coupons into causes. He and his wife Cindy have started Boomerang Giving (www.boomeranggiving.org), a non profit dedicated to supporting our generation in giving back to causes we believe in, using a traditional (and perhaps cliche-ridden) institution to do it: the senior discount. The Harrisons were shopping in a grocery store […]

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Wharton’s Adam Grant on Giving vs. Taking in the Knowledge Economy

Here’s a fascinating interview with Wharton business professor Adam Grant, author of Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success, who talks about how, in the knowledge economy, our willingness to give, to collaborate, to contribute freely, and to do so without a conditional quid-pro-quo is the key to success. It’s all about value, […]

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How Ageism Undermines The Reinvention Process

Ashton Applewhite is an activist at the forefront of what may be one of the last civil rights struggles: the fight against ageism. Her mission, as she puts it, “is to put ageism on the same page as racism and sexism and homophobia, as grounds on which people are discriminated against all the time.” If […]

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