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Dr. Neil Patel: Wisdom of Farmers
Every week, we have a "Forest Call" to share insights and inspiration from various corners of the ServiceSpace ecosystem.  Typically, the call opens with a circle of sharing, then features a guest speaker and is followed by dynamic Q&A around the emergent themes....
Tom Mahon: Call On Technology and Wisdom
Every week, we have a "Forest Call" to share insights and inspiration from various corners of the ServiceSpace ecosystem.  Typically, the call opens with a circle of sharing, then features a guest speaker and is followed by dynamic Q&A around the emergent themes....
Tapan Parikh: Humanitarian Technology
Tapan Parikh is an Assistant Professor in the School of Information at the University of California, Berkeley. His research focuses on the use of computing to support sustainable economic development across the world. When asked what kind of information interests him the most, he...
Anupam Pathak: Empathy Driven Technology Design
Anupam Pathak, Founder and CEO of Liftlabs, is an inventor and entrepreneur at heart and passionate about creating new technologies for social benefit. He founded Lift Labs with the intent to apply his broad scientific knowledge and engineering skills to improve our quality of life. In his own...
Prasad Kaipa: Smart to Wise Leadership
Prasad Kaipa is the CEO of the Kaipa Group in California and works with companies and senior executives in the areas of innovation, leadership development, and coaching. He enjoys exploring and reinterpreting ancient wisdom and its application in developing highly effective and authentic leaders....
Sara Schairer: Birthing a Compassion Revolution
Nearly five years ago, Sara was facing an unwanted divorce, taking care of her 18-month old daughter, and looking for a job during the economic fallout.  As she says, "I was depressed, and quite frankly, I was a mess."  Her picture-perfect life had been turned upside down, so...
Marina Gorbis: Designing With Social Currency
Marina Gorbis is a futurist. Her colorful life arc started in Ukraine, "in a three room apartment I shared with my mother, sister, and grandparents on a street named after a radical and obscure left-wing German politician in a city most famous for its steps forever immortalized in the movie...
Laura Lavigne: Can a Simple Sign Make Your Day?
It started in May 2012 when a friend posted a photo on Laura Lavigne’s Facebook wall. The photo was of a few people wearing bright orange jumpsuits and holding signs with cool messages over their heads. It seemed a great match to the Center for Happiness. A conversation started, fueled by...
Shital Mehta: Experiments in Generosity with Children
Shital Mehta (or Shital-Mom as she's known in the Moved By Love community) has always had a passionate love for the Arts which manifested through her work with children of diverse backgrounds over the last 35 years. What began as working with kids to develop expression and creativity, has...
Nipun Mehta: Where Do We Find Gandhi Today?
Nipun Mehta is the founder of ServiceSpace (formerly CharityFocus).  In 2001, at the age of 25, Nipun quit his job to become a "full time volunteer." Since then, his work has reached millions, he has received many prestigious awards, and has tirelessly addressed hundreds...
Salma Arastu: Inner Rhythm and Outer Art
Salma Arastu describes herself: "Painting has been my need ever since I can remember and it has become a vehicle for me to find the purpose of life.  Over the past thirty years, I have created images with continuous, lyrical line and a variety of...
Sudhakar Ram: New Constructs of the Connected Age
Sudhakar Ram is chairman and managing director of Mastek, a publicly traded IT company.  In 2007, he received CNBC Asia's India Business Leader Award in 2007 for excellence in leadership.  Many NGOs around the world are grateful for his silent philanthropy.  Despite his...
Lily Yeh: Art for Social Transformation
In 1986, Lily Yeh was asked by the dancer and educator Arthur Hall to create a park in an abandoned lot next to his building in North Philadelphia. With a small grant, a few shovels, and little else, Lily invited children and adults in this ravaged inner city neighborhood to join her in clearing...
Violaine Hacker: Search for Common Good
Violaine Hacker is a Phd in Law and Public Policies at the Sorbonne, and the founder of the Common Good Forum in Europe. The Common Good Forum represents an initiative to bring together experts and practitioners in various fields to reconsider economics and other areas of human enterprise with...
Otto Scharmer: Egosystem to Ecosystem
Growing up on a farm in Germany, Otto Scharmer noticed a lot of unsettling divides in society that ultimately led him to his PhD thesis titled: "Transformation of Capitalism as a Revolution From Within." As he jokes, "No one read it, so I went on another pursuit to make such ideas...
Elisabet Sahtouris: Ecosophy: Nature's Guide to a Better World
Dr. Elisabet Sahtouris is an internationally known evolution biologist, futurist, professor, author and consultant on Living Systems Design. She shows the relevance of biological systems to organizational design in business, government and globalisation. She is a Fellow of the World Business...
Kentaro Toyama: Beyond Technological Utopianism—Reclaiming the Human in Development
Kentaro Toyama is a technologist deeply committed to human development and the cultivation of virtue.  An optimist-turned-realist who believes that technologies "increase possibility," he has come to conclude, over the course of a career in technology for development, that...
David Bollier: Wealth of the Commons
David Bollier is an author, activist, blogger and consultant who explores "the commons" as a new paradigm of economics, politics and culture.  "The commons is not an ideology so much as a lens and language for understanding the things that we share -- something that, in our...
David Sands: Bamboo Living: Bettering Our Inner and Outer Worlds
David Sands has made sustainable living his life’s work as an architect. When he was attending Washington and Lee University in Virginia as an undergraduate, a professor of Chinese art introduced him to the idea of bamboo as a metaphor for the perfected human being:  strong yet...