Category Archive for: Inspiration

The man who lives without money

If someone told me seven years ago, in my final year of a business and economics degree, that I’d now be living without money, I’d have probably choked

Paying it forward, one coffee at a time.

Many years ago in Naples, Italy, a tradition was born… Espresso Sospeso. Translating as ‘suspended coffee’, the idea is simple. Someone goes into a cafe, bakery, restaurant and pre-purchases a coffee or food. This is then a ‘suspended coffee’. Someone in need can then go into the business and ask if they have any suspended coffees. They are then…

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Fine-art skateboards for a good cause

Eleven years ago, Belgian skateboarder Charles-Antoine Bodson bought a deck used by pro skater Mark Gonzales that featured artwork by Keith Haring. He was hooked, and started collecting. He soon had 2,000 decks, including pieces by Banksy, Damien Hirst and Jeff Koons, but was at a loss as to what to do with them. “I’m…

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‘The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind’ teaches perseverance

William Kamkwamba is a remarkable young man from Wimbe, a small rural village in Malawi, Africa. In late 2001, while his family was battling life-threatening famine, 14-year-old William was forced to drop out of high school for a lack of school fees ($75 USD per year). Rather than accept this fate, William educated himself by…

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Cancer patients receive a unique makeover.

The Mimi Foundation in collaboration with Leo Burnett France creates the “If only for a second” project, which invites 20 cancer patients to receive surprise makeovers.

One man creating a world without poverty

This inspired him to commit himself to eradication of poverty. His early childhood years were spent in the village.

What is your slavery footprint?

In 2011, Dillon founded the website Slavery Footprint. Partnering with the US State Department, they launched a award-winning website that asks the question

Man with no limbs teaches people how to get up

Born with Tetra-amelia syndrome. A rare disorder characterized by the absence of all four limbs. He struggled as a child

Playing For Change; connecting through music.

Playing for Change is a movement to inspire and connect the world through music. The idea for this project came from a belief that music has the power

Change the world with a shovel

The world is turning into one big desert, affecting the climate as a result. The disruption of the natural balance results in water scarcity, hunger and natural disasters. But we can stop this process through greenification. In dry areas, the soil is so hard that rainwater cannot seep into the ground. Instead, it simply flows…

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Mindd person who takes action to save the rainforest

Over 31 million football fields of rainforest are lost each year. And for a long time we thought that we could’t stop the devastation of the only rainforest

9 yr old boy’s sign says, ‘god hates no one’

9 yr old boy’s sign says, ‘god hates no one’… I’m not at all religious but the little boy’s sign is awesome on so many levels…

An angel in Queens

Jorge turned his efforts into a non-profit named “An Angel in Queens” (named after one of the nicknames given to him).

Meaningful profit, how to connect the machine to human nature

Ben Steenstra wrote a book (together with Wassili Zafiris) about meaningful profit enterprises. It was nominated 2 times as best management book

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