Monthly Archives: October 2010

Incremental Increases in Communication Yield Exponential Returns

Sixth in a 6-part series originally published as an article, Communications as Innovation in Social Enterprise, in Development Outreach Magazine, July 2010.   Co-authored with Richard Murby. Never a better time In the time it took us to write this article, … Continue reading

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Translation Engines Will Now Spread Ideas Globally

Fifth in a 6-part series originally published as an article, Communications as Innovation in Social Enterprise, in Development Outreach Magazine, July 2010.   Co-authored with Richard Murby. Despite the perils of prediction in such a fast moving situation, we see one major, transformative … Continue reading

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Social Media Creates Ecosystems for Innovators

Fourth in a 6-part series originally published as an article,  Communications as Innovation in Social Enterprise, in Development Outreach Magazine, July 2010.   Co-authored with Richard Murby. So how should innovators think about social media specifically related to the flow of new ideas … Continue reading

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Social Networking in Poor Countries Climbing

Third in a 6-part series originally published as an article,  Communications as Innovation in Social Enterprise, in Development Outreach Magazine, July 2010.   Co-authored with Richard Murby. Social networking in poor countries climbing Social networking is emphatically not a phenomenon confined to … Continue reading

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A World of Possibilities

Second in a 6-part series originally published as an article,  Communications as Innovation in Social Enterprise, in Development Outreach Magazine, July 2010.   Co-authored with Richard Murby. A World of possibilities Today, we can all see completely new possibilities springing up all around … Continue reading

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Social Media and Communication have Merged

First in a 6-part series originally published as an article,  Communications as Innovation in Social Enterprise, in Development Outreach Magazine, July 2010.   Co-authored with Richard Murby. WITH THE MERGER OF SOCIAL MEDIA and communication and the speed at which social networks … Continue reading

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Invention vs Innovation — New Cheaper Microscopes

Originally posted on the Development Marketplace Blog: 08/25/2010 A college student designs a battery-powered small microscope for only $240?!  Loved this news from the Rice 360: Institute for Global Health Technologies.  Reminds us that innovtaion cannot thrive without actual invention of … Continue reading

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New York Times review of the FailFaire on ICT in Development…

Originally posted on the Development Marketplace Blog: 08/18/2010 So here’s another view of the gathering last week, from New York Times and International Herald Tribune reporter Stephanie Strom…  Interesting how she appreciated the humor and relaxed nature of the FailFaire … Continue reading

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Join webinar on WBI’s ‘The Power of Innovation’

Originally published on the Development Marketplace Blog: 07/21/2010 On Thursday, July 22, the World Bank Institute is launching a special e-issue of Development Outreach magazine whose theme is “The Power of Innovation,” and we’re inviting you to help us tell how … Continue reading

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Open Data in French, Spanish, and Arabic Levels Research Playing Field, Empowers NGOs

Originally published on the Development Marketplace Blog: 04/21/2010 The World Bank’s data will now be available in French, Spanish and Arabic! This is huge.  It is going to empower local researchers, academics, grad students and civil society in a whole new … Continue reading

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