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Class Dismissed: Eight Successful Entrepreneurs Who Didn't Go to College

Getting a college education is always cited as the key to future success, but many successful entrepreneurs managed to make it without a diploma.

Getting a college education is always cited as the key to future success, but many successful entrepreneurs managed to make it without a diploma.

Every three months, GOOD releases our quarterly magazine, which examines a given theme through our unique lens. Recent editions have covered topics like the impending global water crisis, the future of transportation, and the amazing rebuilding of New Orleans. This quarter's issue is about work, and we'll be rolling out a variety of stories all month. You can subscribe to GOOD here.

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As America's interest in McMansions dwindles, could an opposite extreme take hold? All but one of the pint-sized abodes on Mother Nature Network's list of the world's tiniest homes manage to fit beds, bathrooms, and kitchen facilities. The compact lifestyle cuts back on energy expenditure and multiplies your share of open space. Best of all, they make you think twice about what you think you need.

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With more than 500 million users of all ages worldwide, Facebook is still growing. But as it does, Facebook users are also dying. Even with the recently developed option to memorialize profiles, Facebook and other social networking sites can seem like chaotic places to honor lost loved ones. Profiles have been falsely reported as deceased, or not reported at all. More commonly, our circle of Facebook friends isn't exactly the group we'd pick to attend our memorial service. Family members often find themselves unable to have any say over the profile, or to even see it.

Thankfully, the people behind 1000Memories came up with an elegant solution. Looking to collaborate on a truly meaningful project, Rudy Adler (a former GOOD employee), Jonathan Good, and Brett Huneycutt quit their various jobs and moved to San Francisco to launch a website devoted to memorializing loved ones who've passed away. Launched on July 9, the site allows family and friends of the deceased to share photos and stories of the person they care about in a morally and visually tasteful venue. Disentangled from the daily trivialities of Facebook, 1000Memories offers a meaningful space for dialogue and reflection. And, significantly, it does not exclude those who shy away from Facebook and other standard social networking sites.

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