1. Josh Reich hated his bank. He was tired of overdraft fees and being treated like a number. So he made his own.

    Starting in a basement in Brooklyn and eventually growing to a full-fledged an office in Portland, Oregon, Simple is now a fast-growing startup aiming to replace our modern notion of the bank with a focus on design and user experience. In this talk, Reich walks us through Simple’s ever-evolving “human oriented” design process that forgoes a design department. Instead, every employee is given the agency to create.

    About Josh Reich

    Josh's career has spanned marketing analytics and quantitative finance, including running a data mining consulting firm, a quantitative strategy group at a $10b fund, and core components at the mortgage lead market, Root Exchange. Three years ago, Josh founded Simple, formerly BankSimple, a company that is working to radically redesign banking by using modern technology to help people worry less about money. Josh has a BSc. in mathematics and statistics from the University of Melbourne, most of a medical degree, and an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University.

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  2. Architect-turned-social entrepreneur Eve Blossom created a sustainable business – Lulan Artisans – that provides women and families in Southeast Asia with an economic alternative to participating in the sex trade.

    At the 99% Conference, Eve urges us to be disruptive entrepreneurs, and to view our ventures as "cultures" – offering unique frameworks for collaboration – as much as "companies."

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  3. "What's interesting about controversy is that it gets your pictures out there." Photographer Jill Greenberg on the value of pushing the envelope.

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  4. Want an insider's perspective on the "making ideas happen" experience? We followed a handful of attendees for a look at lessons learned at this year's 99% Conference.

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  5. Cheryl Dorsey, president of global nonprofit Echoing Green, unveils the concept of SEQ, or "social entrepreneurial intelligence," which outlines the traits and skills that define successful social entrepreneurs.

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