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Entries by Dennis Whittle from 06/2009

The Paradox of the Silver Bullet

| Posted 06.09.2009 | World

Microcredit is not a silver bullet for poverty alleviation. But Kiva has done an exceptional job in advancing the popular understanding of the role that credit can play in raising people out of poverty.

Coral Reefs and Innovation

| Posted 06.09.2009 | Business

Mario Morino posted a nice piece recently about the need to nurture "coral reefs" for innovation in the US. I like his metaphor very much, and he not...

Non-Profit Mergers: The Limits of Selflessness?

| Posted 06.12.2009 | Business

It 's surprisingly difficult to make a compelling case for more mergers among non-profits.

Bullets, Ladders, and Circles

| Posted 06.23.2009 | Business

Economic growth and opportunity usually require a lot of different things that reinforce and promote each other.

Invest in Girls to Fight Global Warming

| Posted 06.26.2009 | Green

Key to innovation and problem solving is looking at things from a different angle. Last year I did a post about how modestly changing your diet can n...

The Work is Grueling, but at Least the Pay is Bad!

| Posted 06.30.2009 | World

Dr Nesse believes that persistence is a reason for the exceptional level of clinical depression in America--the country that has the highest depressio...