Your Soul Food for Friday July 14, 2017: New Paradigms & The World Peace Game


This week, I had the privilege of attending an “Insight to Impact Colab,” where we collectively engaged and collaboratively focused on redefining personal and corporate giving among thought leaders in the employer-employee connection space around the topic of corporate and individual altruism. In this colab we explored the employee connection thru altruism in the new era of work.

This was a one-day human-centered design workshop developed and facilitated by a former managing partner of IDEO, Tom Stat, now an independent strategic designer along with the talented internationally recognized design team at Intersection; Michele Morris, a design strategist and consultant who serves as the associate director of the Design Lab/UC San Diego, and the team at givn who generously sponsored the day.

Tom shared some of the links below with me which I am sure you will find inspiring!

  • One of the Top 100 Ted Talks of All Time:
    John Hunter puts all the problems of the world in front of 4th Graders and lets them solve them!
  •  The World Peace Game:
    This hands-on political simulation gives players the opportunity to explore the connectedness of the global community through the lens of the economic, social, and environmental crises and the imminent threat of war. The goal of the game is to extricate each country from dangerous circumstances and achieve global prosperity with the least amount of military intervention. As “nation teams,” students will gain greater understanding of the critical impact of information and how it is used.

If We Are Local: 

Early Bird Pricing Ends July 21st for the 19th Annual Cause Conference: Maximizing Impact Through the Power of Purpose Sept 8th 2017:

AMA San Diego has been successfully delivering this world-class conference for the past 18 years. This year, they invited SDNA to join them to provide an even greater impact to San Diego’s purpose-driven community. The collaboration of these three purpose-driven organizations brings together San Diego’s leading marketing, conscious businesses, and nonprofit communities.

SDNA’s Mission is to advance the well-being of the San Diego region by connecting, advocating and promoting nonprofits and providers, to amplify awareness and impact for our vibrant Social Sector. So when we were invited to collaborate with AMA San Diego to host a conference that focuses on purpose, collaboration, leadership — it was a resounding “YES!” We knew that leveraging the experience and success of this impactful conference would allow us to provide a more meaningful experience to our SDNA members and friends.

This annual event promises to deliver an exhilarating, educational, and impactful experience for all attendees…to maximize your impact and reach your mission with powerful ideas, tools and new resources.

Date: September 8th, 2017 from 7AM to 6PM

Location: UC San Diego’s Price Center

Early-Bird Price Before 7/21: $129 Nonprofits See registration page for more details 

You might have experienced the Dalai Lama’s Message of World Peace in San Diego. If not, you can still enjoy some of the pictures (check out the link below).


Thank you for joining UC San Diego faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends who gathered on RIMAC Field to hear His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama share his message of compassion and peace. I am most pleased to provide you with the link below to the event photography memorializing this remarkable moment for our campus and the San Diego community.

Once again, thank you for taking part in this very special day.

With kind regards,


Pradeep K. Khosla


Thanks this week go to the givn team, Tom S, Chancellor K and UC San Diego, HHDL and all of us ideating a better tomorrow!

Pay it Forward!

“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” —Mark Twain


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