Monday, November 26, 2012

MDG's and environment!

Must find an up to date version of this

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Self-taught African Teen Wows M.I.T.

Why are we surprised that there are brilliant young people in africa, doing important things with technology and society??
Well worth watching!
Self-taught African Teen Wows M.I.T. - YouTube

I wonder what school he goes to, what resources and support he has, whatever he doesnt wait!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Pooh on innovation!

WORLD TOILET DAY !! When you sit on the toilet and contemplate today, or tomorrow, do give a thought to world toilet day and why we need innovation in what is such a basic human function! (IDEA ping...Perhaps have a piggy bank in the loo and spend a penny everytime you spend a penny and then donate it to )

The good news, is if we push hard enough, urhh, urhhh, its coming!! this infographic shows and the animation read more on solar and wind and waterless toilets

Nov19th is 

Microfinance, community capital, crowdfunding.

A friend asked me about this, so here are a few links i shared with him on email!

crowdfunding and microfinancing are starting to be real meaningful both across the global community and local community, where people are unable to access regular finance be that for startups, community projects or for hard to reach development projects in isolated countries.

Take a look at a few modesl from the founder of linkedin (ie Kiva) to the coop to the internet community in general.
Hope these help:

just browse google for microfinance, community capital or crowdfunding!

Thursday, November 08, 2012

US election predictable! Politics and statistics: March of the nerds | The Economist

I couldn't believe the press were saying that it was so tight and unpredictable.
The mathematical, statistical approach seems to beat the pundit polls:

Politics and statistics: March of the nerds | The Economist

Personally, the fact that there was no one on the democrat side dissenting and there was little real ammunition on the republican side it was obvious that the main stream could see he had done mostly what he said, he was still aiming to stay on course and he had done the best of a job in difficult times.
Why wouldn't they, after all, look who else they re elected in the last 20yrs, its not that difficult especially when its clear that if the economy was poor and is improving and its not your fault then Obama would walk it. He still had to be very smart at the campaign and not be complacent but that was clear too!

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Tomorrows news!

Its Official "Obama wins a second term" with plenty of margin to continue his mandate!


Are we here already and tomorrows news is!?