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I Walk the Line

<p style="text-align: center;"><em>I keep a close watch on this heart of mine<br />I keep my eyes wide open all the time<br />I keep the ends out for the tie that binds<br />Because you're mine, I walk the line<br /></em>From "I Walk The Line" by Johnny Cash<strong></strong></p>

A big hairy audacious goal

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10 Places to Park Your Cash, Earn Interest and Do Good

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From Crisis To Opportunity

<p>The present crisis in the world financial markets has shown that we have built our economies on a foundation of monetary sand and that when it is met by a hurricane then those foundations shake.

Roll up, roll up

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<p>What a great time to enrol people in the business of doing something about social and environmental issues.</p>

Do You Really Know What Your Business Does?

<p>Of course you know what your business or organization does. Right? It goes without saying. After all, it&rsquo;s what you do every day. But I caution that if you&rsquo;ve worked for your current organization for more than a couple of years, you may now suffer from what Chip and Dan Health called &lsquo;the Curse of Knowledge&rsquo; in their book <em>Made to Stick</em>.&nbsp;</p>

Good Business Planning

I have been under piles of work this week, missing out on all the news of the most recent airline/tour operator to collapse but the full magnitude literally dawned on me this morning.

Means to an end

<p>Tonight, here in the small town of Lewes, in the UK, we will see the launch of a complementary currency called the Lewes Pound.<br id="sq1e1" /> <br id="sq1e2" /> This isn't the first complementary currency, nor will it be the last. But it's interesting in several ways.

Crowd-sourcing Crisis Information: one story of an emerging African IT renaissance

<p>A few years before publishing &ldquo;A Bed for the Night: Humanitarianism in Crisis&rdquo; (number three on the list of <a href="allthings/128/Top-Five-Critiques-of-Development-and-Humanitarianism.html">&ldquo;Top Critiques of Development and Humanitarianism&rdquo;</a>), David Rieff wrote an article titled <a href="

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