New Malaria Initiative Launched

April 30, 2009

At a time when the world's attention is captured by the imminent possibility that a swine flu pandemic is about … Continued

Globalization vs. Decentralization

April 29, 2009

Unless you have been completely cut off from the news the past few days, you are aware of the growing … Continued

The Milken Institute Global Conference

April 28, 2009

As a result of Enterra Solutions pioneering work in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, the Milken Institute invited me to … Continued

Cooking and Climate

April 27, 2009

Twenty years ago Donald Johnson, an animal-nutrition specialist at Colorado State University, published a study about how much methane gas … Continued

Commodity Economics: Feast or Famine

April 24, 2009

For decades development strategists have been trying to get countries whose national economies are primarily dependent on exporting a single … Continued

Go Green, Save Lives

April 23, 2009

We're all familiar with the negative consequences of living in a polluted world. We also intuitively understand that drinking clean … Continued

Time for a New Internet?

April 22, 2009

I’ve written a number of posts about security issues relating to the Internet and World Wide Web. We’re all at … Continued

Time Magazine’s Small World

April 21, 2009

There is a saying in Europe about American sports that goes something like this: “When we hold a world championship, … Continued

The Challenge of Kirkuk

April 20, 2009

Kirkuk is an important historical city in northern Iraq. There is archaeological evidence (the Kirkuk Citadel) that the city sits … Continued

Happy Birthday World Wide Web

April 17, 2009

The World Wide Web was born twenty years ago last month, when Sir Tim Berners-Lee, who at the time was … Continued

Transparency and Trust

April 16, 2009

My friend and fellow blogger Critt Jarvis recently posted a blog entitled "Transparency is key to building high trust relationships." … Continued

Afghanistan and Pakistan

April 15, 2009

With military commanders in Iraq indicating that plans for the withdrawal U.S. troops remain on track, more and more attention … Continued

Poverty and Children

April 14, 2009

In a recent blog entitled The Cost of Crisis, I discussed the devastating toll that the current financial crisis is … Continued

Is Foreign Aid Dead Aid?

April 13, 2009

I have written a number of posts that stressed that sustained development requires foreign direct investment (FDI) not foreign aid. … Continued

Learning to Think for Yourself

April 10, 2009

Little known poet Walter D. Wintle wrote only one poem of note. The poem is best known by the title … Continued

Global Social Entrepreneurs

April 9, 2009

This is the fifth and final post on The Economist's special report on entrepreneurship (the first four posts were entitled … Continued

Looking for Entrepreneurial Magic

April 8, 2009

This is the fourth of five posts on The Economist's special report on entrepreneurship (the first three posts were entitled … Continued

More on Global Entrepreneurialism

April 7, 2009

This is my third post about global entrepreneurialism based on a special report published in The Economist (the first two … Continued

The Rise of Entrepreneurialism

April 6, 2009

In a previous post [Entrepreneurs as Heroes], I indicated that I would discuss other articles from The Economist‘s special report … Continued

The Cost of Crisis

April 3, 2009

When greedy and unscrupulous people brokered liar loans, bundled bad debts, and insured high risk derivatives without sufficient capital, they … Continued

Entrepreneurs as Heroes

April 2, 2009

In a recent special report, The Economist calls entrepreneurs "global heroes." Long-time readers of this blog know that I have … Continued

Gaining Inspiration from Emerging Economies

April 1, 2009

A number of my recent posts have been about good things happening in emerging market countries. While many countries are … Continued