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TedTalk – Andreas Raptopoulos: No roads? There’s a drone for that

   Title and Link:  No roads? There’s a drone for that (June 2013 – Edinburgh, Scotland) Presenter: Andreas Raptopoulos is the co-founder and CEO of Matternet, a company with the goal of creating a new paradigm related to transportation using unmanned … Continue reading

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TedTalk – Iqbal Quadir: How mobile phones can fight poverty

Title and Link: How mobile phones can fight poverty (2005) Presenter: Iqbal Quadir is the founder of Gonofone and Grameenphone, which began as a phone service to empower rural women in Bangladesh.  The company started in 1997, and is currently the largest … Continue reading

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TedTalk – Dambisa Moyo: Is China the new idol for emerging economies?

Title and Link: Is China the new idol for emerging economies? (June 2013, Scotland) Presenter: Dambisa Moyo is a world-famous economist who studied at Harvard and  Oxford and worked at the prestigious Goldman Sachs and the infamous World Bank. She has written 3 … Continue reading

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TedTalk – Charles Robertson: Africa’s next boom

Title and Link: Africa’s next boom (2013) Presenter: Charles Robertson is an economist and a leading emerging markets specialist.  He is the Global Chief Economist and head of the macro-strategy unit at Renaissance Capital.  Robertson is also the author of The Fastest Billion: The Story Behind … Continue reading

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TedTalk – Paul Collier: New rules for rebuilding a broken nation

Title and Link: New rules for rebuilding a broken nation (or as part of a great playlist called The Road to Peace) Presenter: Paul Collier is an economist, a professor at Oxford University and the author of The Bottom Billion, a book about … Continue reading

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TedTalk – Nat Ware: Free Charities from the Idea of Charity

People have certain ideas about charity… that overhead costs are bad, that making profit is inappropriate, etc. The presenter turns these ideas on their heads and makes us question the idea that “Doing good isn’t good enough.” Maybe charities don’t … Continue reading

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TedTalk – Emily Pilloton: Teaching Design for Change

Title and Link: Teaching Design for Change Presenter: Emily Pilloton is the found of Project H, a non-profit design consultancy that uses the power of creativity and hands-on building to engage with communities and create real positive change. She is also the editor … Continue reading

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