11.29.2007

PAY IT FORWARD

A nice summary of online entrepreneurial investment site Kiva by uber-entrepreneur Guy Kawasaki: "The Six Lessons of Kiva." If you know me, you know I'm geeked about the concept: sustainable business model, supports small-scale entrepreneurs, charity meets profit. I like Kawasaki's line at the end, when he talks about a Cambodian couple he's helping invest in: "We could fund one Webvan or 800,000 Chhorn Yans." It's that kind of math that helps explain that while I still give to my local church, most of my discretionary giving goes to countries outside the US: you can do so much more for the same dollar. Pay it forward, everybody.
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