Do You Think You Can?

By Jamie Gardner, Social Impact Advisor Do you remember the Little Golden Book, The Little Engine That Could?  It was a favorite when I was growing up. These days, I hear myself chanting, “I think I can, I think I can” with my 7-year-old twins over...

Conversation with Mark Thomas

Changemaker: Mark Thomas NYCEDC

At Start Within, we want to learn from the changemakers that are innovating in their company, nonprofit, government agency, or organization. This week we talked to Mark Thomas, Senior Vice President of Partnerships at the New York City Economic Development Corporation. A true renaissance man, Mark...

How L.L. Bean Can Innovate with Big Data + Blockchain

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SEunshzSXIA[/embed]   How do companies innovate with big data? It starts with human-centered design thinking. As the mom of a toddler, I spend most of my waking hours covered in a mixture of applesauce, milk, and general baby-themed liquids. So when I heard that a company was making...

11 Podcasts My Smart Friends Listen To

  I have brilliant LinkedIn connections. The kind that makes me want to work harder, and learn more. So I asked them in a LinkedIn post, "What's your favorite podcast?" I wanted to get the best podcasts for new listening. Their answers have stretched my thinking. Or...