People Over Profit is more Profitable?

Last week I ordered People Over Profit by Dale Partridge. As you can expect the premise is that companies need to care about more than just the bottom line, profit. It is a very interesting read because it addresses the great void that we have with the market and our desire for something better. I think […]

Why I Am Leaving Uganda (Part 2)

Leaving anything is difficult as there are many memories and relationships that have been made along the way. Stepping away from Uganda is no different but what helps the most is the road that lies ahead. Coming to 31 Bits was still the right decision even though is has been a very difficult time for a […]

Why I am Leaving Uganda (Part 1)

In almost one week exactly I will be getting on a plane back the US. This time without a return ticket to Uganda. Last October I took a job with 31 Bits but will be stepping away from after Friday. Often in our careers we need to step away in order to keep moving forward […]

How much do you care where and how your product is made?

Purchasing eco-friendly, organic, gluten free, vegan, non-GMO products in a safe working environment where the workers are paid fair and just wages is an ideal that we want to uphold but only rarely are able to achieve.  As everything in life, it is all about trade-offs. We can have all the above conditions but they […]

Why I Love TOMS

The business magazine Fast Company asked Americans to name a socially responsible organization. 1 in 3 could not name a single one. 67% of Americans can’t think of a brand that they really stand behind. This is striking because consistently at least 50% of Americans identify themselves as socially conscious consumers. People are look for socially […]

The Poor Need People With Ambition

The University of Pennsylvania did an experiment where students were given $5 for fill out of short survey and then shown two flyers from Save the Children asking them for a donation. The first flyer detailed the global poverty problem with 3 million children in Malawi facing malnutrition along with drought in Zambia and 11 […]

Microfinance in a Social Business

The greatest difficulty in opening banking services to the poor is the lack of information. The poor live on the margins of society and are absent from documented processes. The low volume of money they both earn and spend make it difficult for any type of financial history to be created for them.  Group lending […]