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Somalia and Anemia

A recent survey shows that up to 50% of Somali women and girls are suffering from iron deficiency and Vitamin A deficiency. This is terrible news. Micro-nutrient deficiency has a wide range of consequences, including negative physical, developmental, and even mental ramifications. Physically, one can become blind from the lack of Vitamin A, a mineral that humans can obtain through animal sources. Studies done by the Rural Education Action Project (REAP) showed that elementary-aged children with… Continue

Posted on May 8, 2010 at 3:30pm


I decided to choose the social entrepreneurial venture Embrace to shadow. I first found out about Embrace when I watched CEO Jane Chen's talk on TED. Then I read more about Embrace from Ac**en Fund and the Stanford D. School. Embrace makes baby incubators that cost only $25 for third world countries. Traditional incubators cost more than $20,000! Embrace has made a very innovative product, and has applied many of the D. School's designing ideas into their product.

I've shadowed… Continue

Posted on May 6, 2010 at 7:17pm — 1 Comment

When I'm 28

Ten years from now, I'll be 28.

By then, I want a close group of friends, a community of sorts, with like-minded people: full of passion, creativity, innovation. All ready to create, to discuss ideas, to change the world.

By then, I would have spent a year as an Ac**en Fund Fellow, working in third world countries in order to promote the ideas of social entrepreneurship, innovation, and patient capital.

I would have traveled the world, learning different cultures.… Continue

Posted on May 6, 2010 at 2:44am — 2 Comments

Innovation Tips

The innovation tip that I found most striking in Exhibit A is Paul Polak's tip: "think like a child – children have no limit to their thinking." Even though I am only 18 -- still barely on the border between childhood and adulthood -- I have stopped thinking like a child already. I like to think pragmatically, scientifically. I have become more used to following a set schedule in my every day life, not breaking out of schedule for the sake of comfort. I have lost my inclination to explore.… Continue

Posted on May 4, 2010 at 9:48pm — 1 Comment

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