This year's PopTechconference in Camden, Maine is exploring how the world is "rebalancing" from volatile times to a new equilibrium, one we can't quite predict or grasp just yet. So naturally, organizers built a slick new iPad app to help us sort it all out.
PopTech wants nominations for world-changers. Know any?
The fast-growing nonprofit, often associated with their annual Ted-like conference, is actually a year-round organization that identifies and nurtures social innovators, helping them maximize their impact and expand. One way they do that is through their Social Innovation Fellows program.
Gidon Eshel was born in Israel on a kibbutz and, as a kid, he worked on a dairy farm there. He then did the appropriate time in leafy New England universities and became a geophysicist, whose work has focused on quantifying the Mean American Diet with complex mathematical formulas. He joked that he's 80 percent numbers and 20 percent farmer.