Microfinance and leadership change
- Bangladesh Supreme Court to Hear Muhammad Yunus Appeal (BBC): The hearing will likely resume tomorrow.
- Microfinance Under Fire (New York Times): For context on the situation of Muhammad Yunus and Grameen Bank, and a caution: “When an organization has a founder who is intimately associated with it (as Jobs is at Apple), the leadership transition needs to be handled with great care.”
Diversity at work
- Diversity is Inefficient (New Organizing Institute blog): Ashindi Maxton writes, “With demographic realities and righteousness on our side, we strive to build diverse movements and organizations. My sense – and tell me if I’m wrong – is that mostly we fail…I’d like to make a few concrete suggestions for how any of us can start right now treating inclusion as a part of our purpose rather than a diversion.”
- Design Gets More Diverse (New York Times): Hey designers, are you seeing evidence of this out in the field?
Relief for Japan
- LivingSocial offered a unique coupon after the earthquake and tsunami: if subscribers donated $5 to the Red Cross to help with relief work in Japan, the company would match it. Total raised: more than $2 million.
- The “coupon” has expired, but they’re still linking to a GlobalGiving page full of relief efforts you can support.
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