Inpiration

July 24, 2017
Homeless Senior Man Sleeping on Park Bench

Solar-Powered Tents for the Homeless

#wegetitdone: Girls from San Fernando Fight Back against Homelessness Daniela Orozco was moved by the dramatic increase in the number of homeless people in her city. She says that in her freshman year, she would pass perhaps one such individual on her daily walk to school. However, four years later, […]
April 10, 2017
Ananya Saluja

One Teenager’s Passion Builds Libraries in Rural India

Building Libraries and Lives in Rural India Most teens spend their vacations hanging out with friends at the mall, cinema or beach. Not 17-year old Ananya Saluja. She has dedicated her free time, and her heart to uplifting the spirits of children in the remote villages of India. Using the […]
April 30, 2015
curing kids

Meet Jonathan Pitre – the Butterfly Child

Jonathan Pitre is 14 years old. He was born with Epidermolysis Bullosa. Since his birth, Jonathan has not known a day, or even a moment, without pain. But, Jonathan’s story is not about his pain, and once you meet him you will be forever transformed. Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) is a […]
October 21, 2014
mechanical hand

High-Fives All Around — Five Year Old’s New Mechanical Hand Makes Him a Star

Five year old Keith Harris was the most popular kid in his Houston elementary school last week when he showed up with his new space-age prosthetic hand. In yet another amazing development from 3-D printing, Keith, who was born with symbrachydactyly, was able to show off to his classmates the […]
January 1, 2014
Nelson Mandela

Mandela’s Gift: South Africa,Vacation Destination

The death of Nelson Mandela at age 95 is one of those profound moments at which point we take a sort of grand cultural, historical, and social inventory of all the good in the world. People in South Africa are busy celebrating his outsized life, moral grandeur, and enduring legacy. […]
December 24, 2013
Ori Allon

Outside the Comfort Zone: Urban Compass’ Ori Allon

The serial entrepreneur is a restless animal. He or she moves from one investment to the next, never satisfied with seeing a single seedling ripen into sustainable profitability. The challenge is personal, but it’s also about creating impact in the entire ecosystem. Take the Twitter success story, with its many […]
December 4, 2013
Batkid

The Batkid Blueprint

The Batkid phenomenon is amazing and inspiring on so many levels. I have a friend who wants to touch the lives of kids with cancer through a comic book she created about cancer-fighting superheroes and the heroic children that give him strength. Her comic book is called Nistar, and was […]
October 28, 2013
Angela Ahrendts

From Burberry to Apple, Angela Ahrendts Continues the Year of Woman

The amazing 2013 Year of the Woman continues in the technology sector. Apple’s hire of Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts is the capstone for an incredible year of female achievement. I already discussed Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg’s influential “Lean In” philosophy of corporate leadership. Then there was Marissa Mayer’s ascendancy at Yahoo […]
August 28, 2013
Yoav Bruck

Behind the Scenes of the Maccabiah: Interview with Yoav Bruck

A friend of mine recently returned from a business trip to Israel. On this trip, he met an interesting Israeli businessman. The man’s name is Yoav Bruck and he is an Israeli swimmer who competed in three Olympic Games. Mr Bruck is also CEO of a sports tourism agency. Always […]