A Gorilla’s Eyes

thebarefootvc

Yet many have been the victims of poachers and rebel groups in the Congo. Their habitat has been disturbed by refugees fleeing the genocide and the Congo civil war. Emerging Markets gorilla rwanda politics congoYesterday I went mountain gorilla tracking in Volcanoes National Park in the Virungas. Unlike the elusive chimpanzees I tracked a few days ago in Nyungwe Forest, visitors are able to get very close to the animals.

Why The Best Social Impact Ideas Come From Those You Aim To Help

YoungUpstarts

Mavuno, my organization, aims to end extreme poverty in the Democratic Republic of the Congo — and we do so by working alongside the brilliant, talented people who live there. by Daniel Myatt, co-founder and CEO of Mavuno.

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Mark Zuckerberg’s year of books: The essential points from Why Nations Fail

The Next Web

Riddle me this: Why has Botswana, a landlocked country in the south of Africa, become one of the fastest-growing countries in the world, while other African nations — Zimbabwe, the Congo and Sierra Leone among them — remain caught in a miasma of violence and poverty?

Thank You, Anthony Bourdain

Haystack

I woke up a few minutes before 5am PST on Friday. I always look at my phone right away. I know it’s “not good for me,” but whatever. And, within seconds, I saw the news about Anthony Bourdain. I wasn’t surprised. Maybe I’m desensitized to the news, or the distance between real life and the characters we all play online. From his seminal book throughout his groundbreaking video work, he dropped little hint bombs of pain from many unhealed wounds of his past.

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Finance Fridays

Feld Thoughts

Kids from eight countries, including Cambodia, Eastern DR Congo, and Afghanistan, have participated in Dot-to-Dot projects. Last week I expressed my frustration with the current lack of financial literacy that I see all around me. In the spirit of Fred Wilson’s awesome blog series MBA Mondays , I’ve decided to write a series of posts about this and asked for suggestions.

SXSW Startups: GoTech Puts Out Fires

Austin Startup

Based in the Democratic Republic of the Congo as well as Rwanda, GoTech is resolved to develop, design and implement solutions to help communities respond to fire. We hope to officially launch our venture in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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Twitter Link Roundup #55 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

crowdSPRING Blog

Pathetic & embarrassing that the UN can’t stop raping of women in the Congo - [link]. Every day on the crowdSPRING Twitter account and on my own Twitter account , I post links to posts or videos I enjoyed reading or viewing.

Twitter Link Roundup #156 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

crowdSPRING Blog

US not the fastest in internet speeds but we’re way ahead of Congo, Central African Republic and turtles – [link]. Every day on the crowdSPRING Twitter account and on my own Twitter account , I post links to posts or videos I enjoyed reading or viewing.

3 Shifts That Will Take Your Story To The Next Level

Duct Tape Marketing

Their story-based email campaign shared stories like Giselle , a 12-year-old girl forced to flee her home in the Eastern Congo when fighting broke out. 3 Shifts That Will Take Your Story To The Next Level written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing.

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Altgate

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A Glimpse: My American Dream

thebarefootvc

When I looked at my inbox this morning, I had emails from six organizations I have advised/worked with over the past couple of years (including Astia and Techstars ) announcing their partnership with the White House’s Startup America initiative. And, lest I for a moment forgot that I am living the American dream, thanks to parents who left a life that they loved to give me an even better one, it was once again etched in my mind. It seems like yesterday (although it was 1989!)

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