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Twitter do’s, apply to life too…

“Quick turn on your TV,” my mother breathlessly shouted into the phone. “Matthew is on CNN.” She was referring to The Economist‘s Matthew Bishop, who made headlines after being stuck on British Air flight 183 from London to New York. The flight that landed at around 22:20 on Monday night, a day after the Big [...]
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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 [...]
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Profit: A dirty word?

Is it okay to profit off the poor?  I, along with a number of other development junkies, debated this point over Twitter on Friday.  It came at the behest of the inimitable Matthew Bishop, co-author of Philanthrocapitalism. He did so following a blog post he and co-author Michael Green wrote following Muhammad Yunus’s reaction over [...]
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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 [...]
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