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    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.

    Affordable Housing for All — In Our Lifetime

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    New home construction begins as a result of how “Ashoka Housing For All – India” coalesces a community and builders.

    Who Will Win the Duel? - Building Full Information Citizenship

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    It's a duel, quite possibly to the death. The bad guys: Censorship, surveillance, sabotage, fraud. The good guys: Freedom, access to information, quality of information, privacy, and security. The venue: the Internet. The stakes: Couldn't be higher.

    Growing Aid Where it Matters Most

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    When famine strikes, as it did last year in Somalia, international agencies begin asking for funds to feed starving and malnourished people. &

    Ashoka’s Globalizers are Scaling-up Mobile Technology Solutions to Reach 7 Billion

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    There is nothing more powerful than pattern-changing ideas in the hands of leading social entrepreneurs (as Ashoka CEO Bill Drayton reminds us).

    Dale Stephens: 'You Don't Need a College Degree to Change the World'

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    The landscape of education reform in the United States is turbulent, and there may be no idea more radical than that of 20-year-old Dale Stephens:

    Ashoka U and Cordes Foundation Announce “Most Innovative Educators of 2012”

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    Forget the Oscars—this week, the hottest stars on the red carpet are ideas for improving higher education. Six sustainable, scalable teaching and partnership models to bring disruptive social innovation education have won the 2012 Ashoka U – Cordes Innovation Award.

    Lessons on Global Crisis Management, from Haiti to Japan

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    This week marks the one-year anniversary of the earthquake that struck Japan in 2011.