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Cuomo probes major non-profits caught in Madoff investment fraud

January 20th, 2009

A few thoughts from Sally Blinken, a former deputy NY State Attorney General who directed numerous public corruption and charity investigations and enforcement actions.  Ms. Blinken is now a litigation partner with Venable LLP in New York.

Hazel Henderson on the opportunities that follow Casino Capitalism

December 8th, 2008

We are facing 2009 with optimism that my long-predicted demise of “casino capitalism” is opening huge opportunities!  We find large constituencies in many countries who see these opportunities to

Fruitcakes raise money through PayPal app on Facebook

December 2nd, 2008

The holiday gift that everyone loves to hate may be just the thing to “re-gift” on Facebook this holiday season, providing support for those in need.

Two-pound fruitcake bricks will be given away through a PayPal application built on Facebook Platform by Tony Hawk, Jimmie Johnson, Yao Ming, Nicole Richie and Joel Madden, Ben Roethlisberger, and Fall Out Boy — to benefit their favorite charities.

The Future of Capital

September 27th, 2008

Mastering value creation in the knowledge economy demands an appreciation for the pivotal role of intangible capital and a thorough understanding of network dynamics.

One of the most challenging questions for modern business people is, “How can we convert intangible assets such as human knowledge, internal structures, ways of working, reputation, and business relationships into negotiable forms of value?”

Clinton and Blair to Launch First Micro-insurance Investment Firm

September 23rd, 2008

Former President Clinton will officially launch LeapFrog Investments, the world’s first micro-insurance investment firm, at the finale Special Session of the Clinton Global Initiative in New York, at 12:00pm ET on Friday (September 26, 2008). The President will be joined on stage by Prime Minister Tony Blair and several heads of state.

Lehman bankruptcy: In capitalism, failure is not a dirty word

September 15th, 2008

A good piece on the value of value destruction

Submitted by John Berlau of

My reaction to Lehman Brothers’ declaring of Chapter 11 bankruptcy and the refusal of Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson and others to take extraordinary Bear Stearns-like measures for the government to prop the firm up can be summed up in three words: It’s about time!

Google backs broadband for the Other 3 billion

September 10th, 2008

O3b Networks has announced plans to launch 16 satellites that will connect Africa, the Middle East and parts of Latin America to the internet. The project is backed by Google, Liberty Global and HSBC and is expected to cost around $750 million and so far has managed to raise only $65 million.

The Pulitzer Center launches Project:Report

September 8th, 2008

Here is a great example of a cross-sector partnership: 

Sony and Intel Corporation partner with Pulitzer Center and YouTube for a first-ever journalism competition! The project encourages aspiring journalists to produce short, high-quality video pieces focused on stories that are not usually covered by the traditional media.

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