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Oct 15 2012

A Brief Blog Profile: Stanford Social Innovation Review

by Thomas Hynes


Ultimately, The Stanford Social Innovation Review is about one thing: solutions. Published out of Standford University, the readership extends across academia, nonprofits, government and business. The writers are usually from one of these worlds. And often times the content is about how those sectors cross collaborate to achieve greater success and efficacy. But, at the end of the day, this blog and publication is about reporting on the solutions to global problems.

Honestly, this is a great blog. There are a lot of smart people saying a lot of smart things on here. For example, here is a post on the rise of viral fundraising campaigns. There is a post on the development of a civil society in China. This post outlines a simple method to improve college graduation rates. And this post discusses the role of the responsible entrepreneur..

There's also this post about how social media can't drive a new economy. Believe me, I wish it could! But this isn't Farmville. This is real life (or "IRL"), and real solutions are needed to fix the many problems that assail the world. Luckily, The Stanford Social Innovation Review is full of them. I honestly feel that just leaving this blog open on your browser will make you a smarter person. But, then again, reading it might not hurt either.




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