Avoiding Founder’s Syndrome: What Social Entrepreneurs Can Learn from Julian Assange

What began as a bold global initiative to challenge the information hegemony of governments and open them to wider, better-informed participation by citizens in the digital age is trickling toward irrelevance and outright shame in the cramped quarters of the Ecuadorian embassy in London, as the leader of the once-revolutionary secret-exposing site Wikileaks uses the […]

Global Giving on CNN

Courtesy of Peter Deitz, here’s Global Giving president Mari Kuraishi being interviewed on CNN: [youtube=]

Tech Causes Make the List

One trend I’ve noted of late is the extent to which social causes tend to figure in forward-looking media technology developments. Take Australian tech writer Nick Galvin’s year-opening top 10 list of “things that will change your future” – two of the 10 are explicitly social causes, Kiva and Nicholas Negroponte’s One Laptop per Child […]