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A Letter From Our Founders 2023

As we look back on 2023, we reflect somberly on the many challenges our world faces. We believe that climate change will be the greatest test that humanity has ever confronted. At the same time, extreme poverty continues to characterize much of the world, especially in Africa and parts of Asia. We are deeply proud […]

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December 31, 2021

2021: What A Year!

As we reflect on the past year, we consider the unprecedented challenges our world faced. We grieve for the terrible suffering caused by Covid-19, climate change, and extreme poverty. At the same time, we rejoice over progress made in the face of these challenges, bits of joy, rays of hope. We continue to approach our work […]
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December 17, 2021

Food for Thought: Fighting Malnutrition to Unlock Human Potential

The recent Nutrition for Growth Summit—and the new philanthropic coalition Stronger Foundations for Nutrition—showcase exiting new momentum to solve one of the world's oldest and greatest challenges
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September 2, 2021

Adjust Fearlessly—Even When Things Are Going Well

The willingness to fearlessly adjust and improve–even at the top of your game–is as essential to great organizations and leaders as it is to great athletes. Part 6 of the Olympic Frame of Mind Series.
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August 20, 2021

Flexing Your Stress Muscle to Achieve Optimal Results

World-class athletes and world-changing leaders know that being nervous is nothing to be afraid of. In fact, they understand that stress can actually be beneficial. Part 5 of the Olympic Frame of Mind series.
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August 12, 2021

Focus on What You Can Control

All leaders—but especially those in the social sector—must guard against distraction and against the temptation to compare themselves with what others doing. Great athletes offer a model for retaining that kind of focus. Part 4 of the Olympic Frame of Mind series.
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August 9, 2021

Persistence, Perseverance, Peak Performance

Much like star athletes, exemplary leaders in the social sector stand out for the dedication that they show over time and in the face of adversity. Part 3 of the Olympic Frame of Mind series.
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August 6, 2021

Setting the Right Goals in the Right Way

Peak performers in all fields—from world-class athletes to global changemakers—apply discipline and precision to the work of identifying both intermediate and ultimate goals. Part 2 of the Olympic Frame of Mind series.
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July 30, 2021

An Olympic Frame of Mind: How Leaders Can Hone Their Mindset For Peak Performance

The athletes who go for the gold this summer will exhibit not just amazing physical prowess but also astounding mental discipline. Behind their medal-winning achievements lies a mindset that leaders in all fields can adopt to improve their performance. Part 1 of the Olympic Frame of Mind series.
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May 19, 2021

Managing Through Complexity With Team Of Teams: How One Acre Fund Exemplifies The Future Of Work

The emerging team-of-teams organizational model offers a way to organize people that aligns beautifully with the future of work, minimizing challenges that can arise from remote, dispersed, and digital work practices. One Acre Fund provides a stellar example of how to make the most of this model.
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