The value of knowledge

How much are you willing to pay for information you need? I am thinking about this because in two separate situations I gladly paid for knowledge today. First, I went back to the eye doctor. I had experienced discomfort all week. During my visit with the doctor...

Failure in Haiti

This morning I read a starting statistic that provides insight into why all the money and effort to rebuild Haiti have not resulted in more progress. Why have billions of dollars not accomplished more? Maybe it is because the people who are deciding how to spend the...

Fortune 500 Companies: Strategic Breakthrough

In Monday’s (1/9/12) Wall Street Journal there is an article titled “Doing Good to Do Well.” Dozens of Fortune 500 companies send employees to Africa and other emerging markets to provide free consulting services to nonprofits and other organizations. The companies...