The last book I read was… Blue Ocean Strategy
When I’m not at work, I’m….. dancing, playing the piano, reading or engaging in philosophy, helping The Hunger Project, hanging out and developing stuff with social innovation folk, dabbling in various little passion projects, keeping up with developments in tech, social media and business. There aren't clear distinctions between work and play for me; their boundaries blur.
My favourite quote is…. Margaret Mead's ~ "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." I also love these words by Woodrow Wilson... "You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand."
What do you find unique about The Hunger Project ?
I find The Hunger Project philosophy and methodology an inspiring combination of intelligent strategy driven by a deep honouring of humanitarian values and high-minded principles. There is an empowerment and authenticity in the spirit and aspiration of the organisation and its people that I have yet to encounter elsewhere, and I have seen, first-hand, the effectiveness of their work in the lives of women in Bangladesh.