Thursday, June 26, 2008

Reading Roundup

  • "When many development workers are flying into capital cities, staying at five-star international hotels, and driving through villages without ever stopping to talk to a farmer, this approach may actually seem novel." (IDEO's Jocelyn Wyatt at NextBillion.net)
  • Gates Foundation required to give away $3.5 billion in 2008 (MSNBC)
  • "When a book is recommended by both The Economist (more conservative) AND George Soros (quite liberal), it is bound to be interesting ... and [Paul Collier's The Bottom Billion] did not disappoint." (Dave Richards at Defeating Global Poverty)
  • Parents in Indonesia giving up their children because they can no longer afford to feed them or send them to school (CNN)
  • "We came to Harvard as freshmen to change the world, and we’re leaving to become investment bankers — why is this?"(NY Times via Spark*Blog)
  • Business model matrix: when to choose for-profit vs. non-profit vs. hybrid (What's a BOPreneur?)
  • "If you're overconfident about development, Bill Easterly pokes holes in your arguments. And if you're modest, he makes fun of you." (Jonathan Dingel at Dani Rodrick's Weblog)
  • Earn $250,000 for collaborating; nominations due by July 21, 2008 (Have Fun * Do Good)

3 comments:

Britt Bravo said...

Thanks for the link love!

Brendan Stock said...

Great list of links. I just read the review of Bottom Billion on Dave Richards' site and it was fantastic. Being a Gen Y'er myself, I've happened to write an article a few days ago on the NYTimes article you linked to here that you might find interesting.

http://blog.worthyfashion.com/?p=23

Thanks for the links.

Brendan Stock said...

Sorry, that link didn't work. Here's the right one.

The Generation of Change: The Millenial Need for Financial and Moral Satisfaction in the Workplace