Monday, October 15, 2012

BBC News - What motivates philanthropists?

BBC News - What motivates philanthropists?: Problem-solving skills

The desire by the super-rich to create some kind of social impact is not a new phenomenon, according to Jen Shang, philanthropic psychologist at Indiana University and the University of Bristol.
Prior's Court School The Shirley Foundation bought the Prior's Court estate in 1998; the school opened the following year

What is new, she says, is how they care about the creation of that social impact: "A lot of the people who accumulated their own wealth instead of inherited it have been quite successful in the first half of their life

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