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Two Countries, One Vision

By Sarah Murray

From fraternity houses in the American Midwest to villages in rural India, Breakthrough is experimenting with novel approaches to reducing violence against women and girls.

Upgrading a Network

By Sarah Murray 1

Girl Scouts of the USA has overhauled everything from its federated structure to its information technology systems to the way that Girl Scouts sell their fabled cookies.

Big Change on Campus

By Richard Kazis

Six years ago, the City Colleges of Chicago launched its own turnaround effort—a bid for “reinvention”—and now it’s earning high marks for improved performance.

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The Greening of Wal-Mart

By Erica L. Plambeck & Lyn Denend 5

For much of its history, Wal-Mart’s corporate management team toiled inside its “Bentonville Bubble,” narrowly focused on operational efficiency, growth, and profits. But now the world's largest retailer has widened its sights, building networks of employees, nonprofits, government agencies, and suppliers to “green” its supply chains. Here's how and why the world’s largest retailer is using a network approach to decrease its environmental footprint – and to increase its profitability.

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Better Vision for the Poor

By Aneel Karnani, Bernard Garrette, Jordan Kassalow, & Moses Lee 10

Several social enterprises are attempting to provide eyeglasses to the 500 million to 1 billion poor people who need them. Why haven’t any of the organizations succeeded on a large scale?