Feedback: Where did my money go?

Most often, when we give money to charity we are giving it in response to an appeal about a disaster to help a person who’s story we have been told.  Yet after we give our money, we rarely hear where…

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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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A Braille Phone…Really?

While flipping through Flipboard the other day, I was stopped dead in my tracks (or flips) by the BBC headline “Braille phone goes on sale in ‘world first‘”.  I laughed at the thought as I tried to picture it 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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Loo paper for good

I love creativity. I wish I had more of it and more courage to express the bits I have. Inspiration can be one of those allusive things that we all search for and yet it can be found anywhere we…

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Mobile Phones for Blind people

A mobile phone for blind people is definitely an eye-catching headline, but not a regularly thought-of target market, especially for smart-phones. I’ve blogged earlier about Siri and the iphone talking about potential benefits for the blind with this development. However,…

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Copenhagen Wheel

I thought I’d share an “old” invention that you might not be aware about – the Copenhagen Wheel. In one sense, it’s a bicycle with a fat red thing on its back wheel, however the fat red thing is quite…

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Using “waste” in better ways

What would happen if we were responsible for the reuse of the waste we create? What would we do differently? How would we live and go about creating our products differently? In a previous post, I wrote about the Cradle…

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