Michael Alan Moore

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The Cure for Self-Inflicted Complexity

The collective belief that complexity is on the rise is largely an illusion. We’ve inflicted it on ourselves by our primary method of dealing with the complexity that has always been an inherent part of our world. As I’ve argued previously, we attack dynamic complexity by minimizing detail …

How can DFID get better at programme management? - DFID bloggers

Over the past 5 years we have almost entirely re-engineered the way DFID manages programmes and made some significant improvements. We have …

John Lanchester · Are we having fun yet?

This is a big claim to make: an especially big claim to make at the moment, when bank scandals come around with a regularity which in almost any …

Jake Whitney Reviews Michael T. Klare's "The Race for What’s Left"

IN AUGUST 2007, a Russian explorer named Artur Chilingarov led an expedition to the bottom of the North Pole. The two-and-a-half-mile descent marked …

3 Lessons Every Olympic City Should Take to Heart

Great Recession Will Have Lasting Impact On Generation X, According To New Study

A report released Thursday by the Pew Charitable Trust suggests that the impact of the Great Recession of 2008-09 will lurk in the shadows for …

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A Physicist’s Perspective of Early Atomic Research<p>Overpopulation: The Global Population Speaks Out<p>Women Mayors Lead Charge on Climate …

What is the impact of women’s collective action? Evidence from 3 African countries | From Poverty to Power

A day in the life of a woman agricultural policy adviser in West Africa<p><i>Sally Baden (left, in the white shirt), Oxfam’s former Senior Adviser on</i> …

Navigating Collective Impact

In April 2013, Tamarack, FSG, Social Innovation Generation and Maytree hosted a workshop in Toronto for 150 leaders of collective impact backbone …

Embracing Emergence: How Collective Impact Addresses Complexity (SSIR)

Organizations around the world have begun to see collective impact as a new and more effective process for social change. They have grasped the …

organize, read and share what matters to you.

Feedly connects you to the information and knowledge you care about. We help you get more out of you work, education, hobbies and interests. The …

Divergent, Convergent

Bring on the learning revolution! | Sir Ken Robinson

MOOC-sourcing for Social Good (SSIR)

Everyone’s talking about massively open online courses (MOOCs) these days. Just before the <i>New York Times</i> named 2012 the year of the MOOC, <i>Time</i> …

Jobs and Social Innovation (SSIR)

Jobs are the best social program, it has been noted frequently. If that’s true, we can expect to see social problems rather than progress in the …

Beyond Activism

By Joseph Zammit-LuciaTen years is but the blink of an eye in the sweep of human history. However, in the life of a young movement like …

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Out of London and New York (SSIR)

The first round of impact investments has created more awareness of and confidence in the idea of investing for blended financial and social returns. …

Innovation Is Not the Holy Grail (SSIR)

(Illustration by Daniel Haskett)<p>Every year, hundreds of new innovation books are published with well-meaning and intriguing recommendations for …

The Nonprofits of 2025 (SSIR)

Like all institutions and organizations, nonprofits are shaped by political frameworks, policies, and programs. So if we ask what future nonprofits …

An Autopsy of a Dead Social Network - MIT Technology Review

Friendster is a social network that was founded in 2002, a year before Myspace and two years before Facebook. Consequently, it is often thought of as …

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The Athens effect

We provide evidence that a tradition of village democracy is associated with the presence of national democracy today. We also show that a tradition …

big data in the developing world

Starting to think about the discussion we are going to organise in 2014 at the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Centre on big data and social change …