1. We can end absolute poverty within 20 years, according to Bill Gates and Hans Rosling. As well as doing great work these guys are incredible presenters. The enthusiasm and passion is palpable, especially from Rosling.

    Here they are explaining how vaccines are distributed.

    It’s interesting to me that they’ve started this series with a positive message - vaccines work for almost all countries. Much more than people estimated, certainly more than I thought. I imagine this is because it is a change from normal Doom And Gloom of developing world stories. It’s a message Rosling has been giving for ages, in his TED talks for example.

    (Source: youtube.com)

     
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    Ingenious. Fiendish.

    Ingenious. Fiendish.

     
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  4. Bill Nye, Science Guy, Dispels Poverty Myths (by thegatesnotes)

     
  5. Hyperbole aside, this was magnificent marketing.

     
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  7. the leadership of the company considered it part of their job to strike a balance between the other demands on the business and the needs of employees.  They were one of the important stakeholders in the business, along with customers, shareholders, and the community around them.

     
  8. Timesheets generate numbers. Numbers get entered into spreadsheets. Numbers in spreadsheets are called data. Data are credible, ill-deservedly so where timesheets are concerned. Data are also deceptively comforting. Timesheet data provide low-risk subject matter for board meetings. Time analysis is a welcome, safe distraction from tough, head-above-the-parapet subjects like how do we make the work better, how do we celebrate and retain awesome people, how do we engineer a step change in the agency’s profile?

     
  9. Remote working is not the reason Yahoo was in trouble. It is not the reason HP is in trouble. However their knee-jerk reactions show the reasons they are in trouble.

     
  10. Both sides are convinced that they are entirely right; yet both sides, as we’ve seen, are fundamentally wrong. Welcome to the new discourse. Welcome to the internet.
    — Angus Croll is talking about why discourse on the Internet is breaking. He’s right.