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.
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 11 Social Good Blogs and Sites to Follow in 2014
What are the challenges of running an alternative educational system? And why do we need one in the first place? Steve Cooperman has been involved with alternative education since childhood. In this interview, he shares some of the challenges involved with structuring alternative learning environments and gives his insight into how he thinks we’re able to learn most efficiently. Continue reading Running an Alternative Education System–With Steve Cooperman
Oh, how I love TED talks. This little conference, which many people don’t know actually started in the mid-80s as a one-time event, started to grow in popularity since 2006 when they decided to post the presentations online. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, and Design, and in addition to the yearly conference, there are now independently organized TEDx events happening all over the globe and throughout the year.
To help you end 2013 on a high note, and start 2014 with some inspiration and knowledge, here are the best TED talks of 2013, as ranked by their number of views as of Dec 2nd, 2013. Continue reading The 10 Most-Watched TED Talks of 2013