OUR IDEAS


Author: Kevin Starr

December 14, 2016

A Big Problem, a Small Experiment, and a Lot of Noise

Bridge International Academies has entered into an agreement with the Liberian government to manage 50 government primary schools for one year. It is a pilot program that, if it produces excellent results, could conceivably scale up to cover the entire country.


Author: Kevin Starr

December 14, 2016

The Lazy Funder’s Guide to High-Yield Philanthropy

Somebody once said that if you want to find the most efficient way to do something, you should find a lazy man to do it.


Author: Kevin Starr

December 14, 2016

Seduced by “The Reductive Seduction of Other People’s Problems”

Two days ago, I was taking a break on a rural beach in Liberia. On a distant point across point the bay was a big cell tower. Next thing I know, I’m checking my email (Why? Why?). Amidst the avalanche of stuff I mostly won’t get to, a friend had sent me a link to an essay, “The Reductive Seduction of Other People’s Problems.”


Author: Kristin Gilliss

April 17, 2015

The Age Before Impossible: Young Voices, Big Dreams

Innovation is ageless, but young people bring a magical energy to social change. They see potential and solutions where others see poverty and problems. What do you see?


Author: Kevin Starr

April 15, 2015

Fighting Poverty, Designing for Happiness

It’s not a stretch to say the fight against poverty is a concerted effort to create as much happiness as we can. Otherwise what’s the point?


Author: Kevin Starr

April 10, 2015

The Seven Commandments of Funding

Don’t shoot me, I’m just the messenger.


PAGE 2 OF 7