Archive for Building Markets, March, 2011

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One Acre Fund. One cool idea.

Top 10 Coolest Things at the Skoll World Forum

The title says it all.... More

Leveraging Liberia’s Expats

We recently discovered the Liberia Expat Google group, and we couldn't be happier. It's the perfect example of what PDT does but on a smaller scale. Think Yellow Pages meets M... More

Kidnapping, Aid Workers, and the Media

For me, for my staff, and for aid workers operating in difficult environments everywhere, this question of media ethics and hypocrisy is not merely an interesting after-dinner... More
Jeff Skoll - "invest in, connect and celebrate social entrepreneurs"

The Skoll Forum (one year later)

PDT was extremely fortunate to win the Skoll prize a year ago. It changed everything for us. We found ourselves within a community of social entrepreneurs who face many of th... More

Considering Liberia’s Marketplace

The UN Security Council takes up the “matter” of Liberia again today. It’s been a while. The last time the Turtle Bay diplomats considered the West African nation still ... More

Oh Hell. This is so Freakin’ Good.

I often wondered about my peer group. Over beers, in my nightmares, as well as over long motorbike rides. My “wondering” has been answered! My very very sincere th... More
admittingfailure

Move Fast, Break Things

The aid industry needs to move faster, break more things. Don't believe me? Listen to Warren Buffet.... More
"The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man." -George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman (1903)

Being a Good Boss versus Being a Great Social Entrepreneur

Google has data crunched what it takes to be a good boss. But they haven't figured out what it takes to be a great social entrepreneur.... More

Girl Power! Success Stories from PDT

Today is International Women’s Day. At Peace Dividend Trust (PDT) we’re celebrating by showcasing the female entrepreneurs that we work with everyday.... More

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