Here is an article that highlights a promising educational application of our Center’s research on the development of purpose.
“Ben Franklin’s Guide To Making Friends,” my recent piece in Hoover Institution’s online journal, Defining Ideas, updates and expands on our collaborative efforts to launch a 21st Century version of Ben Franklin’s 18th century “Junto” — mutual improvement clubs to develop personal growth, civic virtue, and social support.
We are starting a new collaboration with 92 Street Y and Citizen University to launch a 21st Century version of Ben Franklin’s Mutual Improvement Clubs (the “Junto” that Ben created for early 18th Century Philadelphia). Read here about the new “Ben Franklin Circles” that we will be working on.
Here’s a piece I wrote for Big Questions Online called How Can We Encourage a Sense of Purpose and Meaning Early in Life?
Here’s an article I wrote called “A Nation of Entrepreneurs?” based on my work with the Young Entrepreneurs Study (YES), a joint Stanford/Tufts research project on how entrepreneurial skills and goals develop in early adulthood. My co-P.I. on this project is Professor Richard Lerner of Tufts University, and one of the other project leaders is Professor Kendall Bronk of Claremont Graduate University.
I’d like to share with you my article “Why We Can’t All Just Get Along,” published June 14, 2012, in Defining Ideas, a Hoover Institution Journal. It is a review of Jonathan Haidt’s book, The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion.