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    #LeadYoung - Hacking the Self, then Hacking the System

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    It is not everyday you hear about young children questioning the status quo, revolutionizing the automobile industry, or filing for patents at age

    We Used to Build Things

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    "When you look around today, you see a lot of history-making new companies being created, but you don’t see too many big civic organizations.

    Bill Drayton on the power of collaborative entrepreneurship in McKinsey's "What Matters?"

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    Ashoka founder and CEO Bill Drayton has contributed an essay to McKinsey&Company's new What Matters publication and website.

    In it he describes the qualities and instincts of social entrepreneurs, sharing lessons learnt from 30 years of seeking out the world's most high-impact changemakers.

    US Fellows honored by Obama; featured in the NY Times.

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    Obama honors an Ashoka Fellow:

    Ashoka Fellow Elizabeth Hausler: Haiti Earthquake Response

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    "It's not the earthquake that kills people, it's the building collapsing."

    More than Manic

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    What it really takes to be a social entrepreneur...

    Crowd Sourcing for Maternal Health

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    As mobile and web technologies become increasingly accessible to those living in remote poverty around the world, the potential to expand access to

    Giant Rats put Noses to Work on Africa's Land Mine Epidemic

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    Ashoka Fellow Bart Weetjens' organization, APOPO, trains HeroRats (giant pouched rats) to detect landmines in Africa. Bart is also employing their superb noses to detect tuberculosis.