Boss free company Valve

The number of boss-free companies is growing rapidly. Valve is such a company without hierarchy. How does it work when teams decide for themselves? And what are the conditions for success?

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Students living in nursing homes

In a yellow-brick nursing home in the Netherlands a unique project brings students and elderly together. The university students have a room, pay no rent and in exchange spend at least 30 hours a month with the elderly.

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We want structures that serve the people not people that serve the structures.

Most cancer research is a fraud

Despite the billions of dollars spent on cancer research over many decades, and the constant promise of a cure which would be just around the corner, cancer just seems to continue to increase. Many scientists qualify cancer research as a failure, if not a total fraud. Why is that?

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The future belongs to those who bring together the best of old media, fact-checking, accuracy, transparency, and the best of new media, which is interactivity, engagement with our readers, and real-time provision of information.

– Ariana Huffington

Positive news

The overload of negative news makes us often feel powerless. Positive News is one of the first publications dedicated to reporting positive developments. The newspaper takes a solution-focused perspective on the challenges facing society.

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Marinaleda, a remarkable Spanish town

Marinaleda, a remarkable Spanish town, has no unemployment, no police and almost free housing. It reminds us that alternative economic models are not only possible, they already exist.

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Teachers open the door.
You enter by yourself.

– Chinese proverb

Heiligenfeld

Heiligenfeld is a fast growing company with more than six hundred employees, and consists of four mental health hospitals in Germany. The company was initiated by Joachim Galuska, medical doctor and psychotherapist, from the conviction that more holistic approaches are needed to succesfully treat patients.

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If you study the greatest spirits on earth, you will discover they all have something in common: they have developed their spiritual dimension more than the rest of us.

– Albert Einstein

Peer-to-peer transportation for elderly

The Belgian peer-to-peer network Taxistop enables cheap transportation for people with reduced mobility, mainly elderly people. The service is carried out by voluntary drivers who are mainly elderly people too.

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New purpose for local prison

The Chief Police Commissioner of Granada, Nicaragua, Fatima Flores changed the purpose of the local prison, from guarding inmates to engaging them in building a new life, after they have served their sentence.

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Whole Foods Market

What binds Whole Foods Market ’ 30.000 associates into a community is a common cause-to reverse the industrialization of the world’s food supply and give people better things to eat.

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There are two lasting bequests we can give our children: one is roots, the other is wings.

– William Holding Carter

CEOs get paid too much

Most people, regardless of nationality or set of beliefs, share similar sentiments about ho much CEOs should be paid. And for the most part, these estimates are markedly lower than the amounts company leaders actually earn.

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