From October to December of 2014, I’m taking an around the world trip where I’ll be visiting 12 countries in 4 continents. I’m spending roughly one week at each place, and I’m currently posting this from my iPhone while sitting in my friends apartment in Tokyo, which is my first stop.
I’ve started a new interview series called The A-List with Alex Cequea, where I interview social entrepreneurs and innovators from every field who are making the world a better place. I’ll be posting articles about the interviews that I do on a regular basis, and giving you a behind-the-scenes look at what it’s like to grow a brand new audience, and lessons I’ll learn along the way.
You’ve probably heard the hoopla around Bitcoin (the online cryptocurrency), and if you’ve been playing close attention, you’ve also probably heard about Dogecoin, the most popular new kid on the block. Taking a step back and looking at the whole picture, I wanted to explore alternative currency systems in general. What are they and how do they work? Are they sustainable? Are they meant to replace established systems? Questions, questions.
Beautiful infographics are everywhere, and they’ve exploded in popularity just in the last several years. Combining visual content and stats is an easy way to communicate complex ideas, and there’s even an incredible interactive infographic that explains why we love them so much. Here are 5 of my favorites. Each one gives us a unique insight into our world and who we are. Continue reading
Our web habits can cement our thinking and limit the type of information we’re exposed to. When we visit the same few sites over and over, we stay within the same echo chamber of news and entertainment. If you really want to grow, you need to branch out.
Here are some great social good sites to visit regularly. They offer a healthy mix of uplifting news, informational content, inspiring stories, and more. Enjoy! Continue reading