When I first met Bibhuti, I realized within minutes that his passion for educating and mentoring girls in some of the most impoverished parts of Nepal came from something far deeper than just giving back to his home country.
The last few weeks have been a celebration of sorts of the life and work of Steve Jobs, founder of Apple. What hasn't been widely talked about is the message Jobs made about the new economy and the call for a truly hands-on interdisciplinary education.
Too often, the quiet power of female philanthropic leaders is overlooked. Again and again, famous rich men are afforded the lion's share of the credit for big gifts or initiatives actually masterminded by their wives or daughters.
The Heroes Gallery, as it is sometimes referred to, has been used by presidents to highlight the values or policies their administration is backing. That's what makes the invitation given to Laurene Powell Jobs so unusual.
Bill Gates has been calling for a targeted investment in the sciences and engineering. Steve Jobs recently emphasized the arts and humanities as essential to the success of his company. So is education a PC or Mac?