Venture Capitalist Philanthropy

March 31, 2008

Several months ago I wrote some posts about two types of individuals who have joined the ranks of the philanthropic … Continued

Malicious Software Continues to Grow

March 28, 2008

It has been a while since I posted a blog about malicious software. A recent Washington Post article, however, caught … Continued

Some Light amid the Gloom

March 27, 2008

There is certainly plenty of bad economic news filling the newspapers and airways. The Economist, back in January, listed some … Continued

The Limits of Leapfrogging

March 26, 2008

In a recent post about Green Development, I noted that The Economist, like many others, recommends helping emerging market countries … Continued

The Globalization of Happiness

March 25, 2008

I have often noted that globalization involves the flow of people, resources (like raw materials and manufactured goods), and capital. … Continued

The Future of Urbanization

March 24, 2008

In a recent post about what Paul Polak has been doing in developing countries [Work versus Welfare], I mentioned the … Continued

IBM’s Big IT Bets

March 21, 2008

The sheer size of IBM means that people take notice of how it’s positioning itself for the future. One of … Continued

Forecasting Pandemics

March 20, 2008

Resilience is normally defined as the ability to bounce back after some catastrophic event. Needless to say, resilience is a … Continued

Technology and Developing Countries

March 19, 2008

Since the computing age began in earnest starting in the mid-1980s, there has been talk about a digital divide between … Continued

Smoking and Development

March 18, 2008

One of the subjects I have repeatedly written about in this blog is healthcare in developing countries and how important … Continued

Green Development

March 17, 2008

There has been an empirical argument around for years that developing countries are little concerned with the environment until they … Continued

Turkey Invests in Kurdish Region

March 14, 2008

In many of my posts about the security situation along the Turkey/Iraq border, I’ve noted that the solution is more … Continued

The Seeds of Resilience

March 13, 2008

Back in June 2006, I wrote a post that discussed, in part, the fact that work had begun on a … Continued

Conflict Resolution in Africa

March 12, 2008

Two New York Times columnists, Roger Cohen and Nicholas Kristof, recently wrote about two situations in Africa that appear to … Continued

Work versus Welfare

March 11, 2008

Debates about how best to bring people out of poverty are endless. Some people, like Steven Pearlstein, believe that wealth … Continued

Tribute to a Friend

March 10, 2008

This past Friday evening Bill Eastburn a close friend of mine and my family passed away. Bill was a personal … Continued

Sovereign Wealth Funds Draw Attention

March 7, 2008

With oil prices remaining sky high (oil topped $105/barrel yesterday) and petro-dollars flowing into oil rich nations, it should come … Continued

Looking for a Globalization Strategy

March 6, 2008

In two recent posts, I have focused on how economists and politicians are revisiting past thinking about free trade and … Continued

The Search for Clean Coal

March 5, 2008

Coal is still the fuel of choice to generate electrical power for many nations; including some of its greatest polluters … Continued

The AIR is getting Blurry with Clouds — Computing that is

March 4, 2008

In an earlier post [The Coming Age of Cloud Computing], I focused on an article that described how a collaboration … Continued

Reaching for the Moon

March 3, 2008

It’s been a while since I’ve written about a contest aimed at sparking innovation. The New York Times reports that … Continued