I can most likely count on one hand the number of times I have actually experienced something close to an epiphany. Stepping into the world of adulthood, I can’t help but…
Ying HeApril 27, 2018 “You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something—your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all…
David Sasaki and Dennis WhittleApril 16, 2018 This interview was originally posted in Medium and has been reposted here with permission of the authors. David Sasaki: Back when I was a grantee in the 2000’s, my least enjoyable responsibility was writing reports to our funders explaining what we had done and why they should keep…
What do people want that can make their lives better? Are we helping them get it? If not, what should we do differently? Those three questions increasingly drive the work of the most effective organizations, and CEP’s new report, Staying Connected: How Five Foundations Understand Those They Seek to Help, demonstrates the importance of asking all three.
“AH, NON—PAS COMME ÇA!” my new colleague Jean-Luc said sharply as he reached down and yanked out the rubber seedling. He held it up in front of the trembling farmer’s face. “Bapak, tiga meter
The City of Buenos Aires got a staggering response when they launched BA Elige in 2017, a competition that asked residents of Buenos Aires to nominate and then vote on projects to improve the city. 3.3 million people visited the website. 3.3 million.
Earlier this week I was speaking to someone who works at a foundation and who is facing a quandary. Like most philanthropic funders, the foundation staff offer several ways for their grantees to give them feedback.
The way Tiago Peixoto tells it, there’s not much difference between a Napoleonic telegraph and Twitter. At least, not in terms of the hype surrounding how they’ll transform democracy.
August is a feel-good month. The office clears out and you find yourself beside a lake, or a mountain, or a field, maybe a cathedral or a castle. Even if you’re not on vacation, the pace of work slows perceptibly and chatter around your desk dies down. You can reflect, ruminate. Feelings of happiness and repose render you receptive to ideas and plans.
Fifteen self-driving vehicles assembled in the Mojave Desert, competing to win $1 million dollars. All they have to do is be the first driverless car to conquer a rugged 142-mile course.