Aspen Institute Publications

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The Weightless Marketplace: Coming to Terms with Innovative Payment Systems, Digital Currencies and Online Labor Markets

David Bollier
April 17, 2014

The 2013 Roundtable on Information Technology convened business executives, innovators, government leaders and visionaries to develop a more sophisticated, timely understanding of the latest technology innovations affecting commerce. With the advances in information and communications technologies, the friction of conventional transactions has dissipated with consequential innovations...

Adapting for the Global Diplomatic Arena: A Report of the Aspen Institute Dialogue on Diplomacy and Technology

Shanthi Kalathil
April 16, 2014

As social networks and mobile technologies become increasingly more popular among private citizens and the public, the use of technology will continue to alter the landscape of diplomacy. Adapting for the Global Diplomatic Arena: A Report of the Aspen Institute Dialogue on Diplomacy and Technology, written by Dialogue rapporteur Shanthi Kalathil, captures the contrasting...

Gateways to Two-Generations: The Potential for Early Childhood Programs and Partnerships to Support Children and Their Parents Together

March 31, 2014

This report focuses on how leading early childhood programs support families’ educational success and economic security. The models outlined stem from an ongoing series of convenings around early childhood and two-generation approaches. They also take into account the perspectives and resilience of families as well as the importance of partnerships.


Innovations in Early Childhood

March 31, 2014

This brief highlights key themes from the first in a series of early childhood forums on two-generation approaches sponsored by Ascend at the Aspen Institute. Themes include engaging parent voices to inform programs and policies, essential program design elements, emerging issues around health and well-being, and leveraging philanthropic impact.


Personal Action, Collective Impact

March 31, 2014

Aspen Institute vice president Anne Mosle contributed a chapter to The Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation Pushes Back From the Brink. She speaks to the power of two-generation approaches, the value of social capital and the potential for “life skills” to equip the next generation with the skills they need.


Two-Generation Playbook

March 31, 2014

How do two-generation approaches work? What are the core components? Where are the opportunities emerging? This booklet of infographics offers a brief visual introduction to two-generation approaches. It is designed to be a tool you can use to communicate about the power of these strategies in your work.

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Microbusinesses, Gainful Jobs

Luz I. Gomez and Tamra Thetford
March 27, 2014

This updated report shares expanded findings on the quality of jobs created by microbusiness program clients. Based on in-depth interviews with 104 microbusiness workers, the report shares worker stories to illustrate the extent to which their jobs provided key elements of a quality job, including: good wages, benefits, stable schedules,...

ANDE Legal Working Group: Entrepreneur Introduction to Term Sheets

ANDE Legal Working Group
March 15, 2014

This guide provides an introduction to what term sheets are and provides entreprnuers with an overview of the key points to look for in negociating their own term sheets. 


ANDE Legal Working Group
March 15, 2014

This guide is intended for entrepreneurs and investors new to the process of negotiating term sheets, one of the first steps to close successful transactions. It is not intended to provide legal advice; instead it is meant to show examples of some common provisions that are not always easy to understand.

Scaling Clean Energy: Lessons Learned and New Approaches

Aspen Institute Clean Energy Forum
Roger Ballentine & Andy Karsner, Co-Chairs, and Dave Grossman, Rapporteur
March 5, 2014