Social & Systemic

5 (Neo)Commandments, Stewardship & Family companies

Family companies that survived for more than 3 generations and what we can learn from them… I will lay down 5 Neo-commandment learned through decades of hard work and perseverance from those who came before us. But before we do that, let’s just for a moment pretend someone came down from a mountain and gave… read more »

Freecycle & Freegle – One persons trash is another persons treasure

Freecycle was formed in 2003 with the ideas if the gift economy in the backround. It is a worldwide network of “gifting” groups/people to divert reusable goods from landfills to places where they are wanted and needed, connecting givers with takers. Present in more than 100 countries and with close to 10 million members it… read more »

Zidisha – Lend directly to people in developing countries

Zidisha managed something that most of other lending platforms couldn’t, get rid of the middle man. In this case member of Zidisha can lend money person to person and be in direct contact with their lender. They as an experiment in 2009, with an untested concept; P2P lending for entrepreneurs in developing countries. Today they… read more »

The Interceptor™ – the Ocean Cleanup

The Interceptor is The Ocean Cleanup’s answer for river plastic waste. There came up with a simple and scalable solution to pick up plastic before it enters the world’s oceans through rivers. A 100% solar-powered, autonomous, plastic collector that can operate in the majority of the world’s most polluting rivers. For those who are not… read more »

Digital green

What an amazing project. Digital Green is helping farmers to share their questions, their success stories and the best practices that propel them forward. Improving agricultural practices, health, livelihood and nutrition with shared videos and human mediated dissemination What started in a few villages around Bangalore in now spread in more that 17.000 villages across… read more »

BioBee – biological pest control

When are we going to understand that pesticides are not a solution for our crops and start thinking about alternative solutions. BioBee is one of the first companies that decided to tackle this issue. Biologically based Integrated Pest Management, Natural Pollination, and Medfly Control are the areas they started focusing upon. Looking for nature inspired… read more »

LEGO® Braille Bricks

What a great idea from Lego, a playful tool to teach Braille to blind and visually impaired children. Brings a different energy into the classroom and gives children the ability to express themselves and learn in a more creative way.