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August 2015 Blog Posts (3)

Ten Years From Now....

Ten years from now will be 2025 for me - I will be 49 and have 23 and 21 year old daughters.

I find I find it very hard to look that far ahead as I try to live in the present moment so that I don't miss what's happening right now. However, on the current trajectory, my dream would be this....

my girls will be active members of society, probably in higher education and wanting to be world changers rather than just consumers in society.

The company…
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Added by Brook Warner on August 25, 2015 at 9:40pm — No Comments

Saving Babies in the Developing World

Many woman do not have access to good medical care when birth does not go as it was planned. For a long time there have only been 3 options for prolonged or obstructed deliveries - c-section, forceps or vacuum delivery. All require a lot of training and/expensive equipment that is not easily accessible for many women and their birth attendants.

Jorge Odon - a car mechanic - has invented a new device called the Odon Device for helping woman in labour. It is currently in trial with the…

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Added by Brook Warner on August 25, 2015 at 8:44pm — No Comments

Learning About Social Innovation

One of the innovation tips that stood out to me was...

"What you have matters more than what you lack (If you’ve got a bicycle, consider what you can build based on that, rather than worrying about not having a car, a truck, a metal shop.)"

This is particularly relevant to 1st World Society today considering we are living more and more out of what we don't have, relying on lines of credit and living beyond our means. We are looking to add to societies rather than using…

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Added by Brook Warner on August 25, 2015 at 7:30pm — No Comments

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