Tag Archives: Bill Gates

Nick Kristof & a few do-gooders

Nicholas Kristof is among today’s great writers.  I was instantly mesmerized when he transitioned from daily reporting in China to the New York Times op-ed page. Just consider this excellent piece “Cassandra Speaks” written in March 2003 on the eve of the Bush invasion of Iraq.  It thoughtfully questions the wisdom of the invasion, using [...]
Posted in Uncategorized | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Clinton Global Initiative 2010: Things that made me go “hmmm…”

Poverty: A man or a woman? This year’s CGI kicked-off with “girl power.”  Specifically, the need to educate them, protect them, respect them, prepare them and empower them.   Among the ideas tossed around at this week’s do-gooder conclave that made me go “hmmm”: Technology: Cherie Blair who heads up her own foundation for women wants [...]
Posted in Uncategorized | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

The Billionaire’s Giving Pledge: A letter to Bill Gates and Warren Buffett

Dear Bill and Warren: Congratulations.  Getting 40 of the world’s wealthiest to sign away a significant amount of their fortunes is a tremendous feat.  As a non-profit worker who has struggled to drive in donor dollars from this target group, I’m impressed, though not surprised.  None of us are. Not surprised because very few of us have your [...]
Posted in Uncategorized | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Bill Gates: No Health, No Education, No Entrepreneurship

I attended the 92nd Street Y‘s talk with the Economist’s Matthew Bishop talking to billanthropist Bill Gates. It was an interesting exchange inspired by the concepts in Matthew & Michael Green’s book Philanthrocapitalism. In the first half, Bill Gates talked a lot about the urgent need to eradicate malaria, polio and AIDS. He spent the [...]
Posted in Uncategorized | Also tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment