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Free markets and labour and us.

A new post went up this morning from a guest blogger, Anthony DeMattee on wage levels among NGOs and other local employers. Less than a minute later, I got an email calling it... More
Steve Jobs? Geoffrey Canada? Same guy.

Arguing in Public – A Three Act Play

Wherein I greet our new Communications Director Elmira Bayrasli by publicly disagreeing with her.... More

The Aid Industry and Making Good Pencils

No one knows how to make a pencil. It looks simple, though. Wood. Graphite. Pink eraser. It’s not. There is the wood itself, which needs to be chosen for certain qualitie... 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
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Bringing some sex appeal to the aid industry

Wherein I argue that the new, ridiculous, ABC doctor drama Off the Map will actually be good for the aid industry. I know, I can't believe I wrote that either.... More
Thou Shalt Volunteer Wisely Or Risk the Holy Wrath of Chuck Heston (and various bloggers)

Volunteers vs Interns – Getting it Right

I still dislike volunteers, but I'm willing to concede a couple of points (grudgingly and without grace).... More
Henry Theil: Econometrician and measurer of UN dysfunction

Pareto Principle and the United Nations

They say 90% of the work at the United Nations is done by 10% of the people? Turns out this is a commonly observed phenomena and it even has a name.... More

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