April 3, 2019

Are We On Pace to Reach the 2030 Goal of Ending Extreme Poverty?

Measure By How Far We Have Left To Go “Don’t calculate your arrival time based on how far you’ve come, calculate based on how far you […]
March 13, 2019

Escape Velocity

Lift-Off On the table rested a newspaper clipping.  The article announced that the SpaceX Crew Dragon 2 would launch at 2:49 am that night.  A handwritten […]
February 14, 2019

Searching for Positive Deviants

What comes to mind when you hear the term Positive Deviant – an optimistic misfit, an affirming nonconformist, a heavy metal band with uplifting lyrics?  In […]
January 22, 2019

“A Single Garment of Destiny”

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had a lot to say about poverty as well as racial injustice.  I wrote this post for the Microcredit Summit Campaign’s […]
January 10, 2019

Avoiding Bad Blood: Five Steps to Prevent Noble Cause Corruption

Imagine this:  A Stanford sophomore envisions a medical device that can run hundreds of blood tests on just a pinprick of blood.  The device would be […]
December 24, 2018

Explaining Christmas

This is a lightly edited version of a meditation that I wrote trying to explain the meaning of Christmas without using the words God or Jesus.  I […]
November 27, 2018

Recommendations for Giving

The Soul of Finance site deals with people and organizations that use finance for good.  So, on this Giving Tuesday, I am making my recommendations for […]
November 22, 2018

Giving Thanks

I have worked for charities all my adult life. When I finished university, I started work with World Relief, where I helped train staff and volunteers […]
November 1, 2018

Trevor Noah Explains Microfinance

A Review of Born a Crime by Trevor Noah.  “People always lecture the poor: ‘Take responsibility for yourself! Make something of yourself!’ But with what raw materials […]
October 10, 2018

6 Pounds, 12 Ounces and 26.2 Miles

For those of you from more advanced countries with the metric system, the title to this post is “3.1 Kilograms and 42.2 Kilometers.” On Sunday, October […]
September 25, 2018

The Doughnut that Could Save the World

A review of the book Doughnut Economics by Kate Raworth Every day the news provides us with more examples of how we as humans continue to fail our […]
August 16, 2018

Emmanuel Faber

“Without Social Justice,
There Is No Future
for the Economy”

While searching for something else on the internet I came across this moving speech that Emmanuel Faber, CEO of Danone Yogurt, gave to his alma mater, […]
July 18, 2018

Voices 4 RESULTS

Too Much Noise to Be Heard? In this current political environment, not only in the US but in many other countries as well, it is easy […]