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Trolley Problem

Aid “Industry” vs Humanitarian “Relief”

Too often in the debate about development reform and aid effectiveness we get sloppy and lump humanitarian relief into the mix. We shouldn’t. It’s not an industry and shou... More
Count Schools, Not Vodka Bottles

Overhead: Money to cause trouble

Investors and consumers don't buy Apple stock and Apple iPods because Steve Jobs spends very little on rent and salaries. They do so because Steve Jobs produces the best mp3 ... 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
Change is afoot. We can feel it...

Great things in the pipeline

There’s a bounce in my step these days, and the entire office is even more chipper than usual. Even the over-worked under-loved interns are twittering about (metaphorically... 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
Chairman Mao: Aid visionary

Chairman Mao knew how to improve aid

I’ve been recalling the period before I quit my job as a diplomat to launch Peace Dividend Trust. I was a rash thing to do. So, before I leapt, I cautiously tested the wat... More

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