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Effectuation

For those of you who want to read more on effectuation, here is a graphic and easy to follow illustration of the logic of effectuation: … 44 more words

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Class discussions on effectuation and business model canvas

Here is a fairly comprehensive write-up on HBR on the lean start-up model. Many of the ideas of effectuation and the business model canvas that we have been talking about fall within this paradigm of a lean start-up. 13 more words

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MIT Poverty Action Lab on what works for extreme poverty

I had mentioned the MIT poverty Action Lab’s work, and randomized controlled trials in class the other day, with reference to Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo’s book titled… 115 more words

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Sainath's Everybody Loves a Good Drought

Here is a book I would strongly recommend for anyone thinking seriously about social change.

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Chimamanda Adichie and the Danger of a Single Story

Here is Chimamanda Adichie’s really poignant talk that I referenced in class while talking about  the danger of a single story – a concern Rosebell shares about the KONY campaign. 45 more words

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KONY 2012

Dear Class,

Here is the video on KONY 2012 that went viral and here is Rosebell’s response to it. I greatly enjoyed our discussions around internet activism, doing something versus doing nothing at all, poverty and development,  and your varied views on “doing good”. 75 more words

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NATO in Afghanistan: Fighting Together, Fighting Alone

Book review – NATO in Afghanistan: Fighting Together, Fighting Alone by David P. Auerswald and Stephen Saideman, Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2014, ISBN: 9780691159386 233 more words

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