The Long Term View

The Long Term View

Katherine Collins is Founder and CEO of Honeybee Capital, an independent research firm dedicated to pollinating ideas across varied fields of study and endeavor, based on the conviction that this leads to optimal investment decision making. After a long and successful career in traditional equity management at Fidelity (serving as head of Equity Research and as Portfolio Manager for numerous growth equity mutual funds), Katherine set out to re-integrate her...
The Watchman’s Rattle

The Watchman’s Rattle

Rebecca Costa is a sociobiologist who offers a genetic explanation for current events, emerging trends and individual behavior. A thought-leader and provocative new voice in the mold of Thomas Friedman, Malcolm Gladwell and Jared Diamond, Costa examines “the big picture”– tracing everything from terrorism, crime on Wall Street, epidemic obesity and upheaval in the Middle East to evolutionary forces. Retiring at the zenith of her career in Silicon Valley, Costa...
Ideas into Action

Ideas into Action

Kanika Gupta is the Founder and Chief Catalyst at SoJo [http://theSoJo.net], a social enterprise technology start-up incubated in Ryerson’s Digital Media Zone. SoJo builds e-Learning tools that provides support, information,and guidance to individuals to take their ideas for social change into action. SoJo was inspired from over a decade of experience building and growing social ventures in addition to extensive first-hand research on youth-led social innovation...
The Spiritual Gift of Madness

The Spiritual Gift of Madness

Dr. Seth Farber is a writer, social critic, dissident psychologist (he received his doctorate in 1984),visionary, activist (in the human rights, Green and anti-war movements — and a supporter of animal rights) and co-founder of the Network Against Coercive Psychiatry (1988). His newest and most important book is “The Spiritual Gift of Madness:The Failure of Psychiatry and the Rise of the Mad Pride Movement”. http://www.sethhfarber.com/ Seth...
Open Source Ecology

Open Source Ecology

Marcin Jakubowski came to the U.S. from Poland as a child. He graduated with honors from Princeton and earned his PhD in fusion physics from the University of Wisconsin before shifting direction and starting a hydroponic vegetable farm in Madison, WI. Lacking real experience in practical matters, he then began his education from scratch, and in 2003 he founded Open Source Ecology in order to make closed-loop manufacturing a reality. He began development on the...
From the Energy from Below to the Energy from Above

From the Energy from Below to the Energy from Above

Bill McKibben is the author of a dozen books about the environment, beginning with “The End of Nature” (1989), which is regarded as the first book for a general audience on climate change. He is a founder of the grassroots climate campaign 350.org, which has coordinated 15,000 rallies in 189 countries since 2009.  Schumann Distinguished Scholar at Middlebury College, he holds honorary degrees from a dozen colleges, including the Universities of...
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