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Congratulations to our Fearless Moderator Perri Peltz on her New Film

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By Craig Hatkoff Here’s a piece I’d like everyone to read. And watch the video. It’s a piece Irwin did about Perri Peltz’s latest film.  Below article “Getting Real About the Black Experience” originally published by Irwin Kula on The Wisdom Daily, May 21, 2015 I was in Baltimore this past weekend for the bar mitzvah of […]


Innovating Race in America by Rabbi Irwin Kula

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Part of the #TENRABBIS blog by the rabbis at TDIA 2015. Originally posted on The Wisdom Daily.  By Rabbi Irwin Kula Do you know who Dixon White is? The proud, self-proclaimed “redneck” is a former racist – and a YouTube phenomenon. His viscerally honest, rough, intense, cuss-filled (NSFW), incredibly discomforting video “I’m a Redneck and I […]


Our TDIA 2015 Opening Video

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Proud to present the Opening Video shown at the live 2015 Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards, April 24th. Our opener features clips of extreme athlete Aaron “Wheelz” Fotheringham, one of this year’s Honorees and also a Disruptor Foundation Fellow, from an original video by Devin Supertramp — truly capturing both Aaron’s spirit and the spirit of the Awards.    


Sacred Community and Disruptive Innovation: guest post by Rabbi Joshua Stanton

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By Rabbi Joshua Stanton There was an unlikely group present for the Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards: ten rabbis. This cohort, of which I was fortunate to be a part, was present through the Rabbis Without Borders program of CLAL. There was an unspoken but invaluable question for me as one of the few clergy among […]


From Standing By to Understanding Black Lives Matter by Rabbi Matt Gewirtz

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Part of the #TENRABBIS blog series by the rabbis at TDIA 2015. Originally posted on The Wisdom Daily. By Rabbi Matt Gewirtz I have been in and out of sleep all night. I wake automatically reaching for the remote to see if it has gotten any worse. I hold my blanket up so that only my […]


#TENRABBIS

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By Craig Hatkoff Two years ago at the Awards, Clay Christensen issued a call to action for everyone in attendance; Clay in his remarks exhorted that “we desperately need to disrupt religion, parenting and terrorism!” We took Clay’s call to action quite seriously particularly with regard to religion. Last year Pope Francis received our Adam […]


When You Give David Lynch A Hammer…

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Last Friday at the sixth annual Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards, we honored filmmaker David Lynch for his work with the David Lynch Foundation, which has become a powerful force introducing Transcendental Meditation as a healing and stress-reducing program to hundreds of thousands of children and adults. We welcomed TM educator of 40 years and the Foundation’s Executive […]


Fran Lebowitz: Disruptor Foundation Fellow

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Fran Lebowitz lives in New York City where she divides her time.


Press Release: 6th Annual Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards

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TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL AND DISRUPTOR FOUNDATION ANNOUNCE HONOREES FOR SIXTH ANNUAL DISRUPTIVE INNOVATION AWARDS *** Award collaboration with Harvard professor Clay Christensen to recognize leading disruptors of consequence including Airbnb, VICE Media, Rent The Runway, Girls Who Code, journalist Peter Greste, Ford Foundation’s Darren Walker, Formula E Racing and more *** Walter Isaacson’s “The Innovators” […]


Is TDIA Honoree and Fellow, Thomas Suarez About to Change the World?

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By Craig Hatkoff The ORB 3D printer is intended to print 10x faster, has full modularity, a new coding language and, oh by the way, uses an open source architecture. Those who saw Thomas at our 2012 Awards when he was 12 might not be completely surprised that he has come up with all of this just […]


Synchronicity: Red, Blue and the Great Debate

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By Craig Hatkoff Irwin Kula (“the literal rabbi”) and I are always seeking insights into and discussing polarization in America whether it be conversations with our friend Glenn Beck (Irwin has become a regular on Glenn’s show) or discussions about how population density, industrialization or agrarian geography (i.e., rice versus wheat) influence the politics of our world views. […]


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

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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

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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 […]


Pope Francis: CEO and Epic Innovator

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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 […]


Pittsburgh Education Blog Part 2: STEAM Learning

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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 — 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 […]


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

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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 […]


A Fearful Scimitar: ISIS and Asymmetric Warfare

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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 […]


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 […]


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

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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

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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 […]


The Lindon Leader Logo Blog – Part 2

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Disruptor Foundation Fellow Lindon Leader has created some of the most iconic and memorable logos in the history of marketing. We are honored to run his “situation-challenge-solution” brief for some of his favorites.   NCAA Indianapolis, IN The Situation: Redefining a proud American institution In 1998 the NCAA faced a number of issues, among them: […]


The Lindon Leader Logo Blog – Part 1

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Disruptor Foundation Fellow Lindon Leader has created some of the most iconic and memorable logos in the history of marketing. We are honored to run his “situation-challenge-solution” brief for some of his favorites.   Technicolor North Hollywood, CA The Situation: Re-branding a Hollywood icon Technicolor’s enviable heritage traces back to 1915 when the company pioneered […]


Deep Throat: What Maimonides Teaches Us About Our Obsession With Jamie Dimon’s Cancer

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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 […]


Awards Ceremony Video

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Video of the 2014 Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards can now be found on YouTube! Enjoy the full ceremony (below) or click here to see the entire playlist of individual honorees’ speeches and segments.


Clay Christensen Responds, and Reflects, on all the Hoopla

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By Craig Hatkoff and Irwin Kula, co-founders, Disruptor Foundation As co-founders with Clay of the Disruptor Foundation, our mission is to raise awareness of and encourage the advancement of disruptive innovation theory and its’ application. Jill Lepore’s New Yorker article, and the river of commentary in its wake has certainly achieved a heightened level of awareness […]


Lepore vs. Christensen: Has Disruptive Innovation Been Mortally Wounded?

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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 […]