Measuring impact at The Center for Investigative Reporting

The mission of The Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR) is to engage and empower the public through investigative journalism and groundbreaking storytelling; to spark action, improve lives and protect democracy. Their award-winning journalists have reveal government fraud and waste, human rights violations, environmental degradation and threats to public safety. I recently spoke to media impact

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Threads of Peru: Weaving new economic opportunities

Each Saturday, a food truck climbs up the only road to the community of Chaullacocha and sets up a seemingly impromptu market offering fresh fruits and vegetables, packaged foods and sweets. Local families make the trip from their houses from all corners of Chaullacocha to make their weekly purchases. This is where you will find

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Mind Your Own Business: Developing a new generation of entrepreneurs in Denmark

What does a retired 66 year-old businessman have in common with a 17 year-old Palestinian refugee? A running race. This may sound like the start of a bad joke, but it is in fact an incredible story from the initiative I direct called Mind Your Own Business. Our entrepreneurial students have set up and

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Musical startups: Danish band, Postyr, on making innovative music

I’ve always liked the stories of startups – especially our local startups from Denmark. The first time I heard about Podio was during a radio show where they told the story of three guys sitting in a basement who had this fantastic idea of a creating a platform based on building blocks to really fit

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UNHCR: Managing innovation is terrifying

Managing innovation is terrifying.  It’s terrifying for many different reasons, but here I’ll just outline four: 1) Expectations are huge; 2) Resistance to change is not insignificant; 3) The need for innovation in our sector is not small; 4) You have to manage people. There’s been a load of research carried out on the need

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