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As MFIs take one step forward

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The recent actions by the government of Bangladesh should be condemned in the strongest of manners. Despite Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s repeatedattempts [...]

The Pipeline to WIBB

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As the name implies, social entrepreneurship is about starting socially focused businesses.  Generally, in the long-run social businesses will be bought or [...]

Make it easier for customers to use your product

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No matter how elegant a product is or how many features it packs, if a consumer’s more basic needs are not met, you won’t get any buyers. It’s fairly [...]

Industry Clusters

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Did you ever notice that industries & similar jobs tend to cluster in particular areas?  Tech in Silicon Valley, Film in Hollywood, Finance in New York, [...]

Savoring the Bottom of the Peanut Butter Jar

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Since I was a kid I’ve watched my Mom deftly scrape out every morsel of a peanut butter jar before throwing it out.   She did her best to not waste a [...]

Just Don’t Blow Hot Air

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A blow torch can lift a hot air balloon, but when the flame dies down, the hot air balloon doesn’t have much time left. On Monday, Chris wrote about the [...]

Is your energy negative or positive?

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I recently attended the commencement ceremony at the University of San Diego where Al Carey, CEO of PepsiCo Americas Beverages spoke. His speech was aimed at [...]

Sunday Morning Coffee: Matchups

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In sports, people often talk about the importance of matchups.  Size matchups, skill matchups, grit matchups. In fact, any given sports team has a variety [...]

Build Off Your Weaknesses

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Life is easier when you play to your strengths, but it isn’t necessarily better. If you watch kids, most of them will get bored and lose interest if [...]

Always Be Learning

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“Always Be Closing” - Glengarry Glen Ross In the iconic movie, Glengarry Glen Ross, Alec Baldwin famously preaches this line which has become the [...]