Wednesday, March 3, 2010

A Few Things

I've been negligent in posting but there have been a number of positive developments that are worth celebrating. So the good stuff, in no particular order:
  1. Fazle Abed, founder of BRAC, was knighted by the Queen. This was a wonderful honor and it was bestowed on one of the most humble men alive. See the economist for coverage and then check out Sir Fazle Abed's recent article in Innovations, entitled, Beyond Lending: How Microfinance Creates New Forms of Capital to Fight Poverty (pdf). His name should be as well known as Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus.
  2. David Miller has a new blog - don't worry, it's not replacing Campus Entrepreneurship - covering Under Armour and its founder, Kevin Plank. See this post for more details, and here is his new blog, Under Armour Files.
  3. Speaking of David, he links to a great article at Techcrunch from Vivek Wadhwa on whether entrepreneurs can be made. See David's writeup for more.
  4. The latest from Xavier Sala-i-Martin, African Poverty is Falling...Much Faster than You Think! (PDF), and the gated NBER version.

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