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Entries by Dennis Whittle from 11/2009

Innocuous Changes vs. Grand Designs

| Posted 11.09.2009 | Impact

The greatest impact would come from empowering beneficiaries to have a much more direct say in what they want and how well projects are being run.

Another Interesting Guarantee

| Posted 11.09.2009 | Media

In 2007, GlobalGiving put in place what is perhaps the first philanthropic guarantee. If any donor is not satisfied with her donation for any reas...

Do Unto Others... (VIDEO)

| Posted 11.13.2009 | Impact

Chris Anderson, Curator of TED, said at the launch of the Charter for Compassion, "This is not about kumbaya

Good Scientists are Like Wandering Ants

| Posted 11.17.2009 | Style

Science is basically a bunch of little steps. Many little experiments that explore cause-effect space. If you find a new example of cause and effect,...

"I Found it Hard to Give Away What I Had Earned..."

| Posted 11.17.2009 | Impact

What makes Being Generous, by Ted Malloch, especially powerful is his description of his own journey from self-described narcissism to compassion.

"We tried that and it didn't work?"

| Posted 11.22.2009 | Technology

One of the most difficult challenges of innovation is knowing when to discard an idea or hypothesis because "it does not work."