3 Sites I’ve Built

While I’ve failed a lot, I’ve also had some wins.  I thought I’d share 3 of the sites I’ve built and a bit about each one. After learning a bit about HTML and CSS, I dove in and starting trying…

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Writing David Miliband

I usually don’t think much about writing an email, but this one made me pause before pressing send. Writing David Miliband, currently the head of IRC and formerly a top MP in the UK government, is not something I do…

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An Information Management Portal

This week saw us launch the Speed Evidence Portal publicly. It was an exciting time for us as it was the culmination of a year of building and testing in countries like Philippines, Somalia, Iraq, Lebanon, and the UK. The…

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Reclaiming a Music Video with Impact

A friend of mine sent me the below video – it is a stunning creative take on a pop song.  I love the creativity, the imagination, and the fun that it conveys.  It certainly made me check out MicroBanker Grab…

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Predicting People Movement after a Disaster

The Flowminder Foundation have been discovering some fascinating insights into the movement of people after disaster.  The team in Sweden have analysed the data of people using their mobile phones before and after a disaster – the Haiti earthquake and…

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Challenge the Norm

Recently, Seth Godin wrote a short little blog post about non-profits and innovation. He argues that due to the fact the organisations are not profit driven, in order to please shareholders they have a higher responsibility to be relentless in…

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Small Scale Venture Philantrophy

a question for my readers…if there was a way to support a project in a community (near by or far away) in way that allowed you to engage with the project manager via the internet – would you do it?…

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