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    Ashoka debuts in Japan

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    In February 2010, Ashoka founder and CEO Bill Drayton had a series of meetings in Tokyo, with 360 audience members at a University symposium, the Japanese Prime Minister (video), congressmen, and major media reporters.

    Ashoka Fellow Elizabeth Hausler: Haiti Earthquake Response

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

    Introducing the Ashoka Book Club: Up and Out of Poverty - The Social Marketing Solution

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    This will be the first of monthly book reviews from Ashoka staff, covering books which we have found relevant to our work.

    Leading Women ChangemakeHERS Reveal Blueprints for Action

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    Imagine a master class for social change: an academy of action where concrete advice, guidance, and direction for every level of changemaking – from the first spark of an idea to the scaling of an innovation across the globe – are shared by some of the world’s most accomplished innovators and activists.

    Courage, Creativity and Renewable Energy

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    Social entrepreneurs are often credited with having a one-track mind.

    Scaling-up Social Impact by Giving Away Value? We're Open to that Idea.

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    Open source thinking is no longer a skill reserved for software engineers, but a valuable skill for social entrepreneurs.

    In Spain, Social Entrepreneurship is Finding Strength

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    On Friday, October 21, 2011 Bill Drayton joined the ranks of Nelson Mandela, Bill and Melinda Gates, and the World Health Organization in receiving the Prince of Asturias Award for International Cooperation. The award, referred to as the Spanish Nobel, is an annual recognition of one person or organization for a global contribution to humankind.

    As Drayton arrived in Spain for the award ceremony, there was a surge of media coverage and events focused on social entrepreneurship.

    Hone Your Empathy Chops (by Playing a Game)

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    You don’t have to be in a classroom to improve your ability to be empathetic.

    Watch: Four Young Entrepreneurs with "Three Minutes to Change the World"

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    These four young innovators, and their stories of change, have been captured in a new one-hour documentary on PBS, "Three Minutes to Change the World(brought to you by the Emmy Award-winning creators of "Bill Nye the Sciene Guy" and "Biz Kid$").