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"I'm now in Yakima, but I'd drive over the pass if it meant I could share an IPA with you two heroes of humanitarian social media. "
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"What's mind-blowing is that it was too much effort to click "HERE" but not too much to write a comment about what a waste the clicking would have been. Blame it on the irresistible pull of irrational behavior. Nevertheless, point…"
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"I've already wasted too many clicks and too much time here already. Tell me what's mind-blowing (so you say) here, in this space."
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The Trouble With Impact Investors' Brains

Creating a clear value proposition for impact investors may be less about finding the right mix of financial and social returns than it is about choosing which of the two you're really going to be about. Economic Theory and Irrational BehaviourBasic economic theory assumes that more money equals more motivation, but this has been turned on its head by experimental behavioral economics as well as new brain science. We now understand that behavior and motivation are far more complex animals and…See More
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Suman Chowdhury Mony commented on Aaron Ausland's blog post Aid Blogging: A Cautionary Tale in Charts
"Nice and good thinking and realization. I have touch your site named "Staying for Tea', which is also very nice and informative and reflected your experiences. Have a good time. "
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"My latest blog post at the Huffington Post. Spoileralert: its a repost of the funny charts blog. http://ning.it/P1TndI"
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"I'm looking for work now. I've sharply critiqued the way most planning and evaluation is down, poked fun of how much time I spend blogging and tweeting online, put the beat down on a popular 'innovation', slammed microfinance for…"
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Aaron Ausland / Staying for Tea
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Individual
What I do
Aid/NGO worker based in the field, Aid/NGO worker based in HQ or a Regional Office, Researcher
About me
Development practitioner with 15 years field-facing experience in 30 countries. Know a bit about economics, research, evaluation, and public policy. Interested in citizenship, agency, & governance. Harvard trained (MPA/ID). Enjoy chess, jiu jitsu, wine, mountains, and villages.
My website
http://stayingfortea.org
My other website
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Staying-For-Tea/144310628916958?ref=t...
My other other website
www.kristafoundation.org/
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The Trouble With Impact Investors' Brains

Posted on July 29, 2012 at 6:48pm 2 Comments

Creating a clear value proposition for impact investors may be less about finding the right mix of financial and social returns than it is about choosing which of the two you're really going to be about. 

Economic Theory and Irrational Behaviour

Basic economic theory assumes that more money equals more motivation, but this has been turned on its head by experimental behavioral economics as well as new brain science. We now understand that behavior and…

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Aid Blogging: A Cautionary Tale in Charts

Posted on June 29, 2012 at 3:18pm 1 Comment

A lot of people think pretty deep thoughts about the nexus of humanitarian aid and social media. I’m not one of them. Nevertheless, I started blogging and tweeting about international development and humanitarian aid a couple of years ago. Here’s what I’ve learned so far.

1. Applied Creativity

I don’t know if creativity is a finite thing, but I do know that once I started blogging and tweeting, I began using a greater measure of it for things of questionable value.…

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The Best and Worst of Staying for Tea: Milestone 25,000

Posted on June 21, 2012 at 2:02pm 0 Comments

My blog Staying for Tea celebrates its two-year anniversary this month. It also just reached a milestone of 25,000 page views from 118 countries. Seemed like a good occasion to release a 'greatest hits' compilation. Hope you enjoy.

An Atypical Transition: Changing Jobs in the Global Humanitarian and Int'l Dev't Sector.

Posted on June 12, 2012 at 2:56pm 0 Comments

Job transitions are weird and somewhat stressful times for people no matter what kind of work they do, but I’m beginning to think that global humanitarian and development professionals may have it worse than most. On top of the usual uncertainty and stress of changing jobs, the results of our interviews may mean that we may end up in any one of several different countries,…

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At 12:06am on June 13, 2012, Shana Montesol Johnson said…

Great to connect with you here, Aaron! I'm enjoying your food pictures in the Foodies group - especially the ones from the Philippines! Do let me know if you'll be here again at some point.

 
 
 

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