Archive for August, 2008

August 2008 Micro-Fundraising Call With Lee Brower

Friday, August 29th, 2008
Lee Brower

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Do or Die: A Small Business Tale

Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

Stay tuned inMost of the entrepreneurs you meet start up their businesses after having thought about them a very long time. It would be rare to find a business owner who just woke up this morning and decided, yes I think I’ll go for it today and make that first million!

However, regardless of the amount of time you waited to get started on your business, when you jump in without having any kind of strategy for meeting your goals and no business plan for how to get there, you might as well have just taken the big leap immediately after getting out of bed.

Without an (more…)

The Twin Promises: Change and Hope

Friday, August 22nd, 2008

Caught an interesting item in The Economist earlier this week. It was a story about Barack Obama called Explaining the Riddle.

I had no idea Obama was something of a “comeback kid”. His life was very different eight years ago. He’d lost a congressional primary in Chicago, and both his political and personal bank accounts were empty. He couldn’t get a floor pass and had to watch the proceedings from a big screen in a car park. And the rental car company had even rejected his credit card. Haven’t we all experienced our own version of these… shall we just say “down times”?

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President Clinton on a mission of giving in Ethiopia

Friday, August 1st, 2008

Linda Lopeke and President ClintonOn August 1, President Clinton arrived in a small rural district outside of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, called Debre Ziet, where a large crowd of people greeted him at Godino Health Center, a rural center that serves 45,000 people.

He and his team announced a new program that will help 50 health centers across Ethiopia bringing HIV/AIDS and malaria testing, care, and treatment to more than one million people.

These efforts will include a focus on helping to prevent the transmission of HIV/AIDS from a mother to her baby, giving more children the chance to live free of the disease.

President Clinton’s next stop: (more…)