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The Tragedy of 41%

The doorbell startled me. We were deep in discussion with Melhem, a Lebanese visionary that Dreams InDeed accompanies. I walked over to open his office door.

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Stanford Webinar Features Dreams InDeed’s Principles

SSIR Live! webinars feature Stanford Social Innovation Review‘s “most provocative and important topics.” Dreams InDeed’s networked approach is one of those.

With over 887 people signed up for this March 22 webinar, interest is trending on how to weave and lead networks to multiply mission impact. This is more than double the usual number of registrants on SSIR webinars. See the Network Leader Roadmap.
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An Image That Shocked the World

SHOCKING: the image of three-year-old Aylan washed up on the beach.

It took a tragic photo to awake many out of years of apathy. Media buzzed. Borders opened. Transport rolled. Donations flowed.

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Who Is My Neighbor?

After a two-day flurry of emails, phone calls, and text messages, David and I confirmed our maiden voyage to Iraq. Less than 48 hours after David had arrived back home from a trip, we were back on the road and on our way.

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Good News Flows Uphill

Good news comes in all shapes and sizes. A cold drink on a hot day. A square meal. A new pair of shoes. A visit by a good friend. A foot pump. An encouraging word….

Wait. Back up. A foot pump?

Yes, that’s right. When that cool drink means scooping water up from a murky steam…
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Hard Places – Staying In, Not Escaping Out

I did a double-take as the fire and twisted metal flashed across our TV screen.  Breaking headlines scrolled: “Assassination bombing in Beirut suburbs.”  While I finished packing, David text-messaged our friends in Beirut, “We’re still coming tonight; any advice?”

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