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Introducing the 2014 GOOD 100, by Gap CMO Seth Farbman

We all want to make a mark. That's why we are here: on the GOOD community and on the planet. There's nothing more human than a deep desire to...




We all want to make a mark. That's why we are here: on the GOOD community and on the planet. There's nothing more human than a deep desire to feel we matter and the belief that our brightest days are still ahead of us. And it only grows stronger, as the world grows more complicated. Many of us are driven-- and sometimes haunted-- by the need to do more. Be more. But with all our drive and earnestness, there is something else we need to do more: celebrate.

That’s why I'm honored to kick off this year’s GOOD 100 -- GOOD’s annual celebration of 100 individuals on the cutting edge of creative social impact.

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The Fruits of Adversity: Finding Clarity With Failure

In 2010 I was in the middle of a failing sabbatical. A couple of years before I had put my successful design studio on hiatus in order to pursue...

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In 2010 I was in the middle of a failing sabbatical. A couple of years before I had put my successful design studio on hiatus in order to pursue creating my own original content. I loved working for our clients, but there was something inside of me bubbling up, trying to say something and I felt like I owed it to myself to figure out what it was.

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Want to Make Change? Decide What Path You Want to Take

They come from all over the world, have different passions and varying approaches but there is one thing they all share: they are all tremendously focused and ambitious individuals.

Every month Designed Good names a new set of chagemakers, people whose work is making a positive impact on the world. What does it take to be a changemaker? We are always looking out for young social entrepreneurs – often just a few years out of college – who are working for social or environmental causes. Some have started their own businesses, others are making a splash in established organizations. For some, their social entrepreneurship is a side project for now, while others have taken time out of their careers or education to take a risk on their exciting ideas. They come from all over the world, have different passions and varying approaches but there is one thing they all share: they are all tremendously focused and ambitious individuals. When presented with conflict, their response is to act and to find a solution.

If it’s something you feel that strongly about, you’ll find a way to make it work.

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Lessons From My Track Coach That Still Motivate Me Every Day

So here's the thing about words of wisdom: They can be words printed on a page or they can really mean something to you.

When I was entering high school, my parents told me they wanted me to join a team. My father was then a coach himself and they knew the experience would be valuable. I ran on the cross country, winter track, and spring track teams. Frank LaBianca coached all three of these teams at my high school, for both boys and girls. He was one of my best teachers and I learned as much about life from running on tracks and fields as I did from sitting in classrooms.

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Why It's Hard to Imagine a Better Sports Hero Than Lou Gehrig

I remember my grandmother talking about how she cried when Lou Gehrig gave his "luckiest man on the face of the earth" speech at Yankees stadium, announcing that he was going to retire from baseball after being diagnosed with ALS, an illness that would soon become known as Lou Gehrig's disease.

I remember my grandmother talking about how she cried when Lou Gehrig gave his "luckiest man on the face of the earth" speech at Yankees stadium, announcing that he was going to retire from baseball after being diagnosed with ALS, an illness that would soon become known as Lou Gehrig's disease.

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A Desk Designed for Sleeping on the Job

Nick DeMarco's Daydreamer Desk encourages more creative thought and gives people a place to rest.

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