Weekly News Recap: January 27, 2017



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If you think you are only strong if you can lift a certain number, whatever that number is, you will feel pretty weak most of the time. Strength is not a data point; it’s not a number. It’s an attitude. — Pavel Tsatsouline


Inspiring


  • Thank you (President Obama - Archives) Obama's final letter, as president, to his fellow Americans: "You made me a better President, and you made me a better man." Also, if you are interested in following the Obama Foundation, a sign up link can be found in this article. 1/19/17

What to read



News



Life and career hacks



Uncommon knowledge


  • When Cars Drive Themselves (New York Times) Ever wondered how these work? Wonder no more as this primer on autonomous vehicles will get you ready to be super-nerdy at your next networking event. January 2017

Reports and studies



Philanthropic personalities


  • Mark Zuckerberg’s philanthropy organization is acquiring a search and AI startup called Meta (recode) The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, the standalone company founded by Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan that’s tasked with giving away the couple’s billions, is making its first acquisition. CZI is acquiring Meta, a startup that “developed an AI that helps scientists read, understand and prioritize millions of scientific papers,” according to a Facebook post. 1/23/17

  • Kroc's Giving, Like McDonald's Meals, Was Fast and Super-Sized (New York Times) A documentary on Ray Kroc's life, "The Founder" is just out. Should be an interesting view. 1/20/17

  • A Fundraising Luminary Shares His Secrets of Attracting Wealthy Supporters (Inside Philanthropy) One of the brightest lights in the development profession, Panas has written 19 books including Asking, which Amazon.com touts as “the bestselling fundraising book of all time.” He started his consulting firm, Jerold Panas, Linzy & Partners, in 1968. Now in his 80s, Panas manages the Chicago firm from his Connecticut home while maintaining a busy schedule of speaking and teaching at, among other venues, the Institute for Charitable Giving, which he co-founded in 1991. January 2017


Opinion



Large gifts


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