Money for the Masses

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Thursday, November 09, 2006

TED Talks

Peter just pointed me over to TED and I felt I'd be doing a great disservice if I didn't introduce it in kind to the readers of this blog. Below are some excerpts from the site itself with a couple of talks relevant to the topics we regularly discuss here. Enjoy.

Iqbal Quadir is co-founder of GrameenPhone, an innovative wireless operator offering services to poor rural villages in Bangladesh. (Recorded July 2005 in Oxford, UK. Duration: 16:37)

Acumen Fund founder Jacqueline Novogratz persuasively argues for a new approach to foreign aid: "The question isn't 'how do we fix this?' The question is 'How can we help Africans to do this for themselves?'" (Recorded July 2005 in Oxford, UK. Duration: 13:38)

Rock star and activist Bono accepts the 2005 TEDPrize with a riveting talk about our moral obligation (and economic incentive) to help lift Africa out of poverty. (Recorded February 2005 in Monterey, CA. Duration: 28:37)


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