Saturday, December 23, 2006

Rethinking Poverty...

I recently came across a wonderful site simply named "TED." It's an acronym that stands for "Technology, Entertainment, Design." Each year TED hosts some of the worlds most fascinating people. Who are these people?
Trusted voices and convention-breaking mavericks, icons and geniuses. The talks they deliver have had had such a great impact, we thought they deserved a wider audience.


A couple of months back they had two speakers who talk about rethinking poverty. Both of them have simple and great ideas on how to help lift up impoverished countries in Africa and Asia. Both speakers gave me a little inspiration and hope for the future of our world...

Acumen Fund founder Jacqueline Novogratz persuasively argues for a new approach to foreign aid: "The question isn't 'how do we fix this?' The question is 'How can we help Africans to do this for themselves?'"
Watch video online here

Iqbal Quadir is co-founder of GrameenPhone, an innovative wireless operator offering services to poor rural villages in Bangladesh.

1 comment:

Sun said...

John, Merry Christmas!