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How farming could employ Africa’s young workforce — and help build peace | Kola Masha

How farming could employ Africa’s young workforce — and help build peace | Kola Masha

Since 1997, researchers at the University of Sussex have monitored global trends in armed conflict. Their research clearly shows that in Africa, over the last 10 years, armed conflict has gone up by sevenfold. Let’s think about that:…

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What really motivates people to be honest in business | Alexander Wagner

What really motivates people to be honest in business | Alexander Wagner

How many companies have you interacted with today? Well, you got up in the morning, took a shower, washed your hair, used a hair dryer, ate breakfast — ate cereals, fruit, yogurt, whatever — had coffee — tea….

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The business benefits of doing good | Wendy Woods

The business benefits of doing good | Wendy Woods

A few years ago, all the developed countries in the world — the wealthier ones — and all of the charities together donated about 200 billion dollars to developing countries in the world — the ones that bear…

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David Puttnam: What happens when the media’s priority is profit?

David Puttnam: What happens when the media’s priority is profit?

I’d like to start, if I may, with the story of the Paisley snail. On the evening of the 26th of August, 1928, May Donoghue took a train from Glasgow to the town of Paisley, seven miles east…

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Leslie T. Chang: The voices of China’s workers

Leslie T. Chang: The voices of China’s workers

Translator: Joseph Geni Reviewer: Morton Bast Hi. So I’d like to talk a little bit about the people who make the things we use every day: our shoes, our handbags, our computers and cell phones. Now, this is…

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Lessons from fungi on markets and economics | Toby Kiers

Lessons from fungi on markets and economics | Toby Kiers

So I stand before you as an evolutionary biologist, a professor of evolutionary biology, which sounds like a rather fancy title, if I may say so myself. And I’m going to talk about two topics that aren’t normally…

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The price of a “clean” internet | Hans Block and Moritz Riesewieck

The price of a “clean” internet | Hans Block and Moritz Riesewieck

Translator: Ivana Korom Reviewer: Krystian Aparta [This talk contains mature content] Moritz Riesewieck: On March 23, 2013, users worldwide discovered in their news feed a video of a young girl being raped by an older man. Before this…

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The business case for working with your toughest critics | Bob Langert

The business case for working with your toughest critics | Bob Langert

Who remembers this infamous Styrofoam container? (Applause) Well, it sure changed me, it changed my company, and it started a revelatory journey about how adversaries can be your best allies. You know, back in the late ’80s, this…

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3 ways businesses can fight sex trafficking | Nikki Clifton

3 ways businesses can fight sex trafficking | Nikki Clifton

Translator: Ivana Korom Reviewer: Joanna Pietrulewicz A few years ago, I got a call from the highest ranking legal official in the state of Georgia: the attorney general. That moment was a wake-up call. It was 2013, and…

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Is war between China and the US inevitable? | Graham Allison

Is war between China and the US inevitable? | Graham Allison

So, let me thank you for the opportunity to talk about the biggest international story of your professional lifetime, which is also the most important international challenge the world will face for as far as the eye can…

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