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Stanford Peace Innovation Lab – Berlin to Feature Dreams InDeed

“Fully booked with standing room only.” That’s the up-date we just received from the Stanford Peace Innovation Lab in Berlin.

Little did we know how poignantly relevant our topic would be when we agreed to be featured.

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“I’ve Lived with War All My Life – So Why Bother?”

I couldn’t help it. I burst into tears.

Exactly a year ago in Iraq, our dreamer had shared the cruel facts filtering out.

But now was the final blow. Their homes had been ransacked. And occupied by fighters. Their belongings dumped into the street.

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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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Seared with Scars

Last summer, over 1.4 million Iraqi civilians fled for their lives across the Ninevah plain. They were halted at flash checkpoints. Ordered at gunpoint to drop every possession. To walk on empty handed.

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Haskell to Spotlight Values at Berkeley Haas School and Finding Light in Dark Places at Los Angeles Event

Despite the headlines, positive social change is happening in some of the hardest places in the Middle East. The central place of values in these social ventures will be showcased at two events this April.

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Dreams InDeed 2014 Program Achievements

Equipped seven indigenous social entrepreneurs, reinforced five regional networks for their support, and assessed eleven new social entrepreneur prospects with upgraded communications and program management across the Middle East, Southeast Asia, and East Africa.

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Haskell to Spotlight Values at Oxford and Berkeley

There’s plenty of buzz in the field of social entrepreneurship on creating value, achieving impact, and leveraging scale. Less attention is focused on taking a solid stand on the bedrock of defined and practiced core values yet a growing body of research evidence makes a definitive case that the consistent practice of core values is a primary driver of enterprise outcomes.

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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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Quiet Victories in No Man’s Land

“The thrill of victory; the agony of defeat.”

The recent Olympics put that truth on display! After a lifetime of rigor and pain, a moment in the spotlight. Ecstatic winners jump in victory. Defeated challengers hang their heads.
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