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#1117 Sometimes even a bank gets storytelling right. Grab a tissue.

By Cathryn Wellner / September 11, 2014

Toronto Dominion’s #TDThanksYou (#TDVousDitMerci) campaign was launched in late July and quickly strummed millions of heart strings. In the same spirit as those wonderful, random-acts-of-kindness projects, TD decided to say thank you to some of its loyal customers by surprising them with gifts from a special ATM (Automated Thanking Machine). One young boy was thrilled […]

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#1116 Restaurant flips reviewer’s sexist remark into a fundraiser

By Cathryn Wellner / September 10, 2014

The old saying about any publicity being good publicity proved true when a reviewer on UrbanSpoon said servers at the Morgantown, West Virginia Atomic Grill should “show more skin”. The restaurant is owned by Daniel McCawley, a family man with five sisters, a wife and a 12-year-old daughter. He found the reviewer’s attitude “sort of […]

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#1106 What’s the link between Green Bridge Growers and autism? A transforming vision

By Cathryn Wellner / August 31, 2014

Young people with autism can be high functioning, university educated and still unemployable. Obviously that is unfair, but workplaces and employees are often unprepared to accept the social challenges faced by people with autism. A new company in South Bend, Indiana is providing opportunities for people with autism to demonstrate their skills. Green Bridge Growers […]

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#1105 Change your life, and maybe the world, in 3 easy steps

By Cathryn Wellner / August 30, 2014

Chade-Meng Tan has a rather unusual title. He is Google’s official Jolly Good Fellow. He acquired the moniker by taking advantage of the company’s scheme to encourage innovation: work on Google projects 80 percent of the time, spend the remaining 20 percent on whatever interests you. He chose to work on emotional intelligence, with an […]

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#1082 San Francisco Burger King shows its Pride

By Cathryn Wellner / August 7, 2014

San Francisco just might be the safest city in the U.S. for introducing a burger called “Proud Whopper”, timed, of course, to celebrate LGBT Pride Week. But that doesn’t mean everyone greeted it with open arms. You’ll see that in the video below. The burger was the same old Whopper but with a rainbow wrapping. […]

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#1070 Tesla Motors throws down the sustainability gauntlet at gas guzzlers

By Cathryn Wellner / July 26, 2014

Kudos to Tesla Motors. On June 12, 2014 the manufacturer of electric cars made an unusual announcement: They went open source. That means any company acting in good faith can have free access to their proprietary technology. Announcing the decision, which applies to both existing and future patents, Tesla’s CEO, Elon Musk, said: Tesla Motors […]

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