BLOGS

Disruptor David Keyes on The Sony Hack

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This blog post is a re-post of an article written by “The Daily Beast” contributor David M. Keyes, one of our Disruptor Foundation Fellows. Originally published December 18th here. The Sony Hack and America’s Craven Capitulation To Terror By David Keyes If the noble experiment of American democracy is to mean anything, it is fidelity to the […]


Pakistan Attack: A Note from Mosharraf Zaidi, Disruptor Foundation Fellow

By Craig Hatkoff Earlier today, militants from the Pakistani Taliban attacked a school in Peshawar, Pakistan and killed 141 innocent and unarmed children, teachers, and school officials. I sent a message to Disruptor Foundation Fellow Mosharraf Zaidi,who is working on the Alif Ailaan campaign for education in Pakistan. This is the note that Mosharraf wrote back: Thinking of friends who are thinking […]


Google Constitute Launches in Arabic

We are proud to promote the launch of Constitute in Arabic! Constitute was one of our 2014 Honorees this past year, and they continue to be expanding their innovative constitution digitization platform. The blog content below was originally posted on the Google Ideas Public Policy Blog by Brett Perlmutter (Special Projects Lead, Google Ideas) on Monday, December […]


Frank Migliorelli — Interaction Designer & Educator

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Frank Migliorelli is an award-winning interaction designer and educator specializing in media-rich software and exhibit development. With a portfolio that includes children’s games and media, corporate websites, and media enhanced installations around the world, he has been a creative and innovative leader in interactive media design for a wide range of educational, institutional and corporate […]


Jon Levy — Founder, The Influencers

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Jon Levy is a behavior expert, consultant and keynote speaker best known for his work in the fields of Influence and Social Experience. By applying the latest in behavioral research ranging from neuroscience and psychology to economics and biology, Jon has worked with countless brands and companies to support their efforts in consumer engagement, customer […]


Pope Francis: CEO and Epic Innovator

Pope Francis has been nicknamed “the Cold Call Pope”; he often answers correspondences himself by phoning worshippers directly with no intermediaries as filters. (Photo: AP)

This post was originally published on the Forbes.com blog maintained since 2014 by Craig Hatkoff and Rabbi Irwin Kula, co-founders of the Disruptor Foundation. The Off White Papers began as a separate blog and now is routinely featured in Forbes’ Leadership section and others including Entrepreneurship and Technology. For more commentary, please follow @offwhites on Twitter.   By […]


Alan Cohen — Head of Lower School, Portledge School

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Alan is a seasoned educator having filled many roles: teacher and administrator for the New York City Department of Education, Network Leader providing support and supervision for principals in 32 New York City schools, principal of P.S. 69 in the Bronx, and for the past four years he has been Head of Lower School at […]


Billy DiMichele — VP, Creative Development, Scholastic Inc.

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In his more than 17 years at Scholastic, Billy has produced hundreds of the company’s multi-media events, and videos, and overseen a number of large-scale corporate creative initiatives including the newest brand position and reading initiative, Open a World of Possible, which launched in Fall 2014. As an event producer, his career highlights include, Harry […]


Carl Goodman — Executive Director, Museum of the Moving Image

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  Carl Goodman is Executive Director of Museum of the Moving Image. He has worked at the Museum for more than 20 years, having joined in 1989 as an educator. Prior to his appointment as Director in March 2011, Carl was the Museum’s Senior Deputy Director, overseeing all public programming, education, and collections initiatives, and […]


Greg Segal — Co-Founder, ORGANIZE

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Greg Segal is the co-founder of ORGANIZE, a non-profit leveraging technology, open-data, and behavioral economics to increase the number of organ donations in the US. ORGANIZE has been called by FastCompany “the non-profit to end the organ shortage”, named 35 Under 35 by INC Magazine and considered one of the top health tech companies of […]


Jenna Arnold — Co-Founder, ORGANIZE

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Jenna Arnold is the co-founder of ORGANIZE, a non-profit leveraging technology, open-data, and behavioral economics to increase the number of organ donations in the US. ORGANIZE has been called by FastCompany “the [one] to end the organ shortage”, and considered one of the top health tech companies of 2014 by O Magazine. She was recently named […]


Aaron ‘Wheelz’ Fotheringham — Wheelchair Motocross Athlete

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Aaron “Wheelz” Fotheringham is a 23 year-old wheelchair moto-cross athlete from Las Vegas, Nevada. Aaron was born with Spina Bifida, a birth defect of the spinal cord, which resulted in him having no usage of his legs. He is the third of six children, all adopted. Aaron never let anything stop him. Even as a […]


Ilya Ponomarev — Social Democrat & Opposition Member, Russian Parliament

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Ilya Ponomarev has more than 20 years of prominent political stance, complemented with international operational and investment experience working in high technology industries with primary focus on IT and energy. Currently Ilya is an opposition member of Russian Parliament – State Duma, Social Democrat representing Novosibirsk – the capital of Siberia, and is chairing Innovations […]


Pittsburgh Education Blog Part 2: STEAM Learning

We are thrilled to have two of our 2014 disruptors from honoree city Pittsburgh, PA — Cathy Lewis Long and Gregg Behr — continue with fantastic guest blog posts in their series on the evolving nature of education!    Left and Right Sides of the Brain Reunite through STEAM Learning By Gregg Behr, Linda Hippert, and Cathy […]


VIDEO: TDIA Profiled on HLN

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During the week leading up to this year’s Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards, HLN introduced the world to four of the newest key players in disruptive innovation (above) on national television. Watch their reel featuring four of our honorees — Kevin Kelley (“The coach who never punts”), Debbie Sterling (“GoldieBlox”), Yael Cohen (“Fuck Cancer”) and Adam […]


Jarrod Bernstein — Senior Vice President, CarePoint Health

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Jarrod Neal Bernstein is a seasoned executive with over a decade of experience counseling a wide range of institutions with complex organizational structures. He served in the both Bloomberg and Obama Administrations in senior Community Outreach and Counterterrorism positions. In his current role he serves as the Senior Vice President for CarePoint Health, and integrated […]


Why Apple Users Had An Issue With The U2 Album

This post was originally published on the Forbes.com blog maintained since 2014 by Craig Hatkoff and Rabbi Irwin Kula, co-founders of the Disruptor Foundation. The Off White Papers began as a separate blog and now is routinely featured in Forbes’ Leadership section and others including Entrepreneurship and Technology. For more commentary, please follow @offwhites on Twitter.  Has Apple […]


Solving the Prisoner’s Dilemma: The Death of Klinghoffer at the Met

This post was originally published on the Forbes.com blog maintained since 2014 by Craig Hatkoff and Rabbi Irwin Kula, co-founders of the Disruptor Foundation. The Off White Papers began as a separate blog and now is routinely featured in Forbes’ Leadership section and others including Entrepreneurship and Technology. For more commentary, please follow @offwhites on Twitter.  By Rabbi […]


Neil Blumenthal – Co-Founder, Warby Parker

Warby Parker, co-founded by Neil Blumenthal, Dave Gilboa, Andy Hunt and Jeff Raider, disrupted the American eyewear industry. In 2002, Neil Blumenthal had recently graduated from college and was interning at the International Crisis Group. Though engaged by policy work, the experience left him interested in investigating more direct ways to effect change. A family […]


Nathan Fletcher – Senior Director of Global Strategic Initiatives for Qualcomm

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Nathan Fletcher is the Senior Director of Global Strategic Initiatives for Qualcomm Technologies Incorporated. In this role, he leads business and strategic initiatives globally to identify, develop and expand opportunities where technology has the power to positively transform people’s lives. He serves in a leadership role with strategic partners for Qualcomm such as the World […]


A Fearful Scimitar: ISIS and Asymmetric Warfare

This post was originally published on the Forbes.com blog maintained since 2014 by Craig Hatkoff and Rabbi Irwin Kula, co-founders of the Disruptor Foundation. The Off White Papers began as a separate blog and now is routinely featured in Forbes’ Leadership section and others including Entrepreneurship and Technology. For more commentary, please follow @offwhites on Twitter.  By Craig […]


Desi Matel-Anderson – Field Innovation Team and Global Disaster Innovation Group, LLC

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Desi Matel-Anderson is the Chief Wrangler of the Field Innovation Team (FIT) and CEO of the Global Disaster Innovation Group, LLC. Desi is the first and former Chief Innovation Advisor at FEMA and Think Tank Strategic Vision Coordinator. During her tenure at FEMA, she led the first innovation team down to Hurricane Sandy to provide […]


Jason Silva on Shots of Awe: Instagram

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Originally published by Ryan Grenoble as “Profound Examination Of Instagram Will Leave You Inspired By The Power Of A Photo” on The Huffington Post If you use Instagram, then filmmaker and TV personality Jason Silva would like to congratulate you on successfully navigating two different, simultaneous realities. Don’t worry. Near as we can tell, this […]


Brad Katsuyama — President and Co-Founder of IEX

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Brad is the CEO, President, and co-founder of IEX – an equity trading marketplace that is owned and designed for traditional investors – mutual funds, hedge funds, and individuals. Brad is most widely known for his central role in Michael Lewis’ best-selling book, Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt. Prior to co-founding IEX, Brad was […]


Pittsburgh Education Blog Part 1: Back To School

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We are thrilled to have two of our 2014 disruptors from honoree city Pittsburgh, PA — Cathy Lewis Long and Gregg Behr — be a part of several of the next upcoming blog posts on the evolving nature of education! “Raising the Next Generation of Innovators through Maker Learning” By Gregg Behr, Cathy Lewis Long, […]


If It Isn’t Disruptive Innovation Then What Is It? Try ‘Quantum Innovation’ On For Size

This post was originally published on the Forbes.com blog maintained since 2014 by Craig Hatkoff and Rabbi Irwin Kula, co-founders of the Disruptor Foundation. The Off White Papers began as a separate blog and now is routinely featured in Forbes’ Leadership section and others including Entrepreneurship and Technology. For more commentary, please follow @offwhites on Twitter. By Craig […]


Nine Things Clay Christensen Thinks About Thinking

This post was originally published on the Forbes.com blog maintained since 2014 by Craig Hatkoff and Rabbi Irwin Kula, co-founders of the Disruptor Foundation. The Off White Papers began as a separate blog and now is routinely featured in Forbes’ Leadership section and others including Entrepreneurship and Technology. For more commentary, please follow @offwhites on Twitter. By Craig […]


Yvonne Bendinger-Rothschild — Executive Director, European American Chamber of Commerce New York

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  Yvonne joined the European American Chamber of Commerce New York Chapter as its Executive Director at the beginning of October 2010. The organizations goal is to stimulate transatlantic trade & business development, and to facilitate exchange and develop relationships between European and American businesses and professional organizations. As part of her role she focuses […]


Jo Ling Kent – Global Technology Reporter, Fox Business News

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Jo Ling Kent joined FOX Business Network (FBN) as a reporter in May 2013 and covers the global technology sector. Since joining the network, she has led reporting on the Alibaba IPO and news in Silicon Valley. Prior to joining FBN, Kent served as an investigative reporter for NBC Connecticut in Hartford, CT. She was […]


Rich Serino — Former Deputy Administrator, FEMA

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The Hon. Rich Serino spent more than forty years in public service. During that time he provided extensive leadership on emergency management, emergency medical and homeland security at local, state, federal and international levels. Mr. Serino is currently a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at Harvard – School of Public Health, National Preparedness Leadership Initiative. He was […]