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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 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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Added by Aaron Ausland on July 29, 2012 at 6:48pm — 2 Comments

Aid Blogging: A Cautionary Tale in Charts

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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Added by Aaron Ausland on June 29, 2012 at 3:18pm — 1 Comment

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

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.

Added by Aaron Ausland on June 21, 2012 at 2:02pm — No Comments

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

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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Added by Aaron Ausland on June 12, 2012 at 2:56pm — No Comments

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