Originally posted at the Center for Faith and Work.

Prior to the last decade, it can be argued that the people making the most significant changes in our world were primarily those with access to power, money and influential networks. This norm has shifted significantly in recent years, and today, we live in an unprecedented time of opportunity and potential for change. Technological advances have democratized access to global information and resources, allowing a quickly growing list of unlikely culture-shaping individuals, creating change inconceivable to previous generations. Innovators like Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg, Wendy Kopp and Jessica Jackley have stretched our imaginations and dramatically altered the way we think about technology, social networking, education and financing.

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