A crash course in changing the world.
Posted on March 24, 2010 at 4:34am — 5 Comments
Posted on March 24, 2010 at 4:30am — 4 Comments
Rice is a ubiquitous crop in Japan. When I lived in Gifu-ken, rice paddies blanketed the land in much the same way corn fields surround me here in the Midwestern US. And there's a fairly good reason for that. Japan doesn't have much land that can be easily cultivated, and rice is a hearty plant with high yields. And the culture has embraced it. One of the words for rice, gohan, is also the word for "meal." And making pounded rice…Continue
Posted on March 8, 2010 at 4:30am — 4 Comments
My EVOKE hero developed an investment strategy that turned the African and Indian entrepreneurial markets on their head. Muhammad Yunus, founder of the Grameen Bank, circ**vented the banks' collateral requirements for loans through the voluntary formation of groups of five serving as an enforcement mechanism. He won a Nobel Prize in 2006 for the idea.
Here's how it works:
Five community members seeking…Continue
Posted on March 7, 2010 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments