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IVY Innovator Dinners Invade LA
3 years ago

IVY Innovator Dinners Invade LA

“Strange to see how a good dinner and feasting reconciles everybody,” wrote Samuel Pepys in 1665. Apparently nothing has changed much in the last few centuries, because dinner parties are …
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How an Ordinary Person Can Create Extraordinary Change
3 years ago

How an Ordinary Person Can Create Extraordinary Change

Meet the inimitable Adam Braun, former finance enthusiast and consultant who achieved the impossible: he started a charitable organization during the height of the recession, grew it into one of the …
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Can You Find the Snipers Hiding in These Photos?
3 years ago

Can You Find the Snipers Hiding in These Photos?

By  •  ART

What do big advertisers and German snipers have in common? Everything, according to German artist Simon Menner.

In 2010, Menner enlisted the German army to help him with his latest …
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To Increase Productivity, Let Employees Work From Home
3 years ago

To Increase Productivity, Let Employees Work From Home

Does working from home actually work?

On one hand, if Richard Branson can do it, it can’t be all bad; he once said, “Yours truly has never worked out of …
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Benjamin Franklin’s 13 Ways to Live a Better Life
3 years ago

Benjamin Franklin’s 13 Ways to Live a Better Life

If Ben Franklin were your mentor, what advice would he give you?

To answer this question, let us revisit the writings of young Ben, who at age twenty penned a wishlist …
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Where to Find the Best Dinner Parties: IVY Invades Miami
3 years ago

Where to Find the Best Dinner Parties: IVY Invades Miami

Dinner parties have a long history of producing unexpected, random, and enduring ideas. An 1816 dinner party in Switzerland spawned the idea for Frankenstein; a 1966 dinner at a New …
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The End of the World as We Know It?
3 years ago

The End of the World as We Know It?

Early in the morning in a cozy home office in Boston, IVY member Thomas Waite calmly sits down with a fresh pot of coffee to write about cataclysmic cyber warfare …
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Pulitzer Prize Winner Nicholas Kristof on IVY
3 years ago

Pulitzer Prize Winner Nicholas Kristof on IVY

Meet Nicholas Kristof, whose Herculean humanitarian efforts have made him one of the world’s most beloved activists. In addition to winning the Pulitzer Prize (twice), Kristof has written decades of …
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Computers Are Better Judges of Your Personality Than Your Friends
3 years ago

Computers Are Better Judges of Your Personality Than Your Friends

Can a pile of computer data tell us more about you than your mother?

The answer is yes, according to researchers from Cambridge and Stanford, who analyzed the “likes” of …
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Nietzsche’s Most Powerful New Year’s Resolution
3 years ago

Nietzsche’s Most Powerful New Year’s Resolution

After 4,000 years of trying to come up with New Year’s Resolutions, we still can’t get them right.

According to a recent poll by the University of Bristol, our collective …
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