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Do You Hear the Footsteps?

By Michael Gordon on August 26, 2011 12:15 PM We’re in the final turn of August and I hear the footsteps of fall. Believe me, when you live in Michigan, they crunch like snow and are jet-engine loud.   Fall also means my return to the classroom.  Despite a lifelong love affair with summer, returning […] Read More

Growing Power — Better Food to More People

By Michael Gordon on August 8, 2011 2:25 PM I will occasionally publish articles by others that illustrate central ideas in my  book. In this essay, Michelle Lin, a former student in my course on “Solving Society’s Problems through Innovation and Enterprise,” writes about Growing Power, a revolutionary nonprofit urban farm. The essay illustrate how […] Read More

Who Will Change the World: Wal-Mart or Social Entrepreneurs?

By Michael Gordon on August 4, 2011 12:49 PM Who’s going to save the world — Wal-Mart or the social entrepreneur toiling away with little fanfare? Let’s consider: Wal-Mart, the world’s largest company, sells slightly more than $400 billion a year.  The poorest two-thirds of the planet — people living $4 a day or less […] Read More