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18 September 2013 ~ 1 Comment

Belittling Excellence

Note: This is a pretty cheesy post. I wrote it a few months ago, on a particular day when I was fed up with our competition for mediocracy, and then I never posted it as I thought perhaps it was indeed the epitome of an American blogger’s cliché: way too cheesy. But then, as I continue to […]

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18 July 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Getting home in Cambodia

My mother would yell at me if she had seen me this morning, climbing into the back of a pick-up truck and squishing onto the back corner, careful not to lean back as we sped off to find yet another passenger. I had been waiting in front of our office, hoping to hop in a […]

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27 June 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Straight to Junk

Ugh. Gmail has been my hero for nearly the last decade. That “ever growing” capacity didn’t grow fast enough for my email volume, and for the last five years I’ve even had to pay a bit of money each year to get more space in my email. My brain “auto-archives” or searches based on “from:(insert […]

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23 May 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Why I don’t have a “list” of places you should volunteer

Over the last few weeks, since the BBC Four Thought talk I gave on volunteer travel went live, I have gotten a lot of requests for a list of places to volunteer. Below is a link to a post I wrote on WhyDev about why volunteer rating systems might not work for exactly right for […]

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08 February 2013 ~ 1 Comment

Guilty Until Proven Innocent

I posted a new blog entry on Huffington Post called “Guilty Until Proven Innocent” – suggested an altered look at how we view non-profits. Check it out if you are interested:

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09 October 2012 ~ 0 Comments

5 Tips for How to Solve the World’s Biggest Problems (and Maybe Make a Billion Dollars Along the Way!)

I recently wrote a follow-up piece to my last blog about Off.Grid:Electric on the Huffington Post. If you want to read about the lessons I learned, and how the CEO plans to grow a billion dollar company with the hopes of a Nobel Prize, check out the post here:

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04 October 2012 ~ 1 Comment

My Summer With Solar in Tanzania

Over course of the last year, I’d met with dozens of start-up founders and examined a range of business models looking for something that struck me as “paradigm-shifting” or “game-changing” or whatever other exaggerated and over-used term you’d like to put forth. None struck me as much as a team I met that was committed […]

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