Brittany Goes Global



Pictures and links about things I like, whether it's material, intellectual, entrepreneurial, or great books, art, organizations, and ideas. Just for fun.

23rd March 2012

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To Hell With Good Intentions by Ivan Illich →

22nd March 2012

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This is hilarious and completely true.
Translated:
First column: How I see it
Second column: How another person sees it
Third column: How people outside see it
Fourth column: How the driver sees it
Driver: How wonderful, there’s still so much space available!

This is hilarious and completely true.

Translated:

First column: How I see it

Second column: How another person sees it

Third column: How people outside see it

Fourth column: How the driver sees it

Driver: How wonderful, there’s still so much space available!

21st March 2012

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I get so excited and wired about some ideas, that I sometimes have trouble sleeping at night. One thing that’s getting me really excited right now are the possibilities of helping develop social entrepreneurship in Paraguay. I’d love to partner with organizations through the Peace Corps to help them achieve their objectives in social entrepreneurship and youth ventures, while stream-lining it into our sector, Community Economic Development.
Here’s a couple of things I’ve been looking at for inspiration and ideas to bring social entrepreneurship/start-ups to Paraguay:

Ashoka Fellows. Currently there are 11 Ashoka Fellows selected from Paraguay (to find them, just filter the list to ‘Paraguay’). There’s a few Economic Development Fellows, and I’d love to meet them and learn more about what their initiatives in Paraguay. There are also Fellows in sectors such as Education and Health, which could be great resources to other Volunteer projects.
Ashoka Youth Ventures. I’d really like to bring this to Paraguay and help expand on this within our communities. This would go hand in hand with some of the initiatives we’re exploring in our sector right now, through our organization Jóvenes Empresarios del Paraguay.
Start-Up Chile. There’s a Start-Up Argentina, a Start-Up Chile- why not a Start-Up Paraguay? A friend of mine had some ideas of creating a think-tank for our sector, where we work with young start-ups. Creating a sort of atmosphere such as this would be really cool!
Youth Venture in Berlin. This is a really interesting article on social entrepreneurship projects young Germans are doing to improve their communities. I think this could definitely be replicable in Paraguay!
Ashoka’s South America Offices. Anyone have some contacts in Paraguay? Let’s get this rolling!

I get so excited and wired about some ideas, that I sometimes have trouble sleeping at night. One thing that’s getting me really excited right now are the possibilities of helping develop social entrepreneurship in Paraguay. I’d love to partner with organizations through the Peace Corps to help them achieve their objectives in social entrepreneurship and youth ventures, while stream-lining it into our sector, Community Economic Development.

Here’s a couple of things I’ve been looking at for inspiration and ideas to bring social entrepreneurship/start-ups to Paraguay:

Ashoka Fellows. Currently there are 11 Ashoka Fellows selected from Paraguay (to find them, just filter the list to ‘Paraguay’). There’s a few Economic Development Fellows, and I’d love to meet them and learn more about what their initiatives in Paraguay. There are also Fellows in sectors such as Education and Health, which could be great resources to other Volunteer projects.

Ashoka Youth Ventures. I’d really like to bring this to Paraguay and help expand on this within our communities. This would go hand in hand with some of the initiatives we’re exploring in our sector right now, through our organization Jóvenes Empresarios del Paraguay.

Start-Up Chile. There’s a Start-Up Argentina, a Start-Up Chile- why not a Start-Up Paraguay? A friend of mine had some ideas of creating a think-tank for our sector, where we work with young start-ups. Creating a sort of atmosphere such as this would be really cool!

Youth Venture in Berlin. This is a really interesting article on social entrepreneurship projects young Germans are doing to improve their communities. I think this could definitely be replicable in Paraguay!

Ashoka’s South America Offices. Anyone have some contacts in Paraguay? Let’s get this rolling!

19th March 2012

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Musings: thoughts on fiction →

ruawani:

i love reading fiction. to me, these books are a huge source of learning, and a pet peeve is when pseudo-intellectuals dismiss them. i’ve learned about life and dreamed my biggest dreams more because of novels than any history book, political analysis, or biography. fiction ignites hope and inspiration because it deals with that most enigmatic of truths: possibility. in those few hundred pages, an alternate reality is created that you realize you can make your own.

stories, however fantastical, open up the world to you. i used to devour books as a child. growing up in small, sleepy bahrain, they were a window to different lives, different existences. if there is anything i would want my children to do, it is to read. read, read, read, whatever you can get your hands on - the back of a cereal box, an archie comic, even the trashiest of romance novels. because they show you other ways of thinking, living and believing - other paths that you can pick from to finally chart your own.

i have learned about friendship, honour, courage and integrity from harry potter; the joy of youthful charm, passion and zest for life from anne of green gables; destiny, spirituality and bohemia from shantaram; all-consuming love and self-destruction from the museum of innocence and moth smoke; and female strength, individuality and fierceness from such polar opposite works as half of a yellow sun, little women, and the millennium trilogy. these are some of my favourite books, and what have become building blocks to my character, defining my philosophies, interests and goals. 

i remember first reading house of sand and fog many years ago; it was the first time i cried while reading a book. the same happened later with a fine balance and the kite runner. these works truly showed me how unjust, unfair and devastating life can be. novels sensitize you to human suffering in a way that news stories and charity commercials with broad concepts and numbers cannot. emotional investment in a character and his/her life is built in those many pages. i have sometimes felt an overwhelming sadness wash over me while reading a book. i remember going in to a shell for a few days after finishing shantaram. 

works of fiction have and continue to shape my personality, views and ideas. they are not an escape, but a means to discover your own reality.

8th March 2012

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Dear Gandhi- You've Got Me In A Muddle →

I love this article. It really explores the quote “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” What change do we really wish to be? 

7th March 2012

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I wish I could put this in a nice little box and file it away in the corner of my mind, marked ‘Things I Understand,’ or perhaps ‘Acceptance.’ But I can’t. I still cry. I still grieve. It still catches me in the worst moments, and I’m left paralyzed.   

After eight months, I finally felt ready to watch this today. I love and miss you so much Becky. You will forever live in my heart. 

7th March 2012

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                                                   Henna Inspired Toms

                                                   Henna Inspired Toms

7th March 2012

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What's Your Legacy? →

Great piece by the fabulous Rithesh Menon.

"What matters to you most and why?" I’ve been musing over that a lot today. 

7th March 2012

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PCV Advice- Typos and All →

Great blog post on joining the Peace Corps.

7th March 2012

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How To Get The Case Interview →

I had my first case interview this past weekend for an incredible start-up (for after the Peace Corps). A friend of mine suggested this great site as a starting point for case interviews!

6th March 2012

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Talk To Strangers About The Weather

“Do you want to live in friendship or fear? Paradise or paranoia? We are each citizens of the place we make, so make it a better place.

At the grocery store, give your place in line to the person behind you.

Ask the checker how her day is going, and mean it.

On the way out, give your pocket money to the solicitor at the card table no matter what the cause.

Buy a cup of lemonade from the kids at the sidewalk stand.

Tell them to keep the change.

Roll down your car window when you see the homeless man on the corner with the sign. Give him money. Have no concern over what he will do with it.

Smile at him. It will be the first smile he has seen in a very long time.

Do not curse your neighbor’s tall grass, weeds, foul temperament, or house color. Given time, things change by themselves. Even your annoyance.

Thank the garbageman. Be patient with the postal worker. Leave the empty parking space for someone else to take. They will feel lucky.

Buy cookies from the Girl Scouts and a sack of oranges from the poor woman standing in the broiling heat at the intersection.

Talk to strangers about the weather.

Allow others to be themselves, with their own point of view.

If you judge them, you are in error.

Do not let difference make a difference.

Do not despair over the futility of your impact or question the outcome.

Do not pass while the lights are flashing.

Trusting life means trusting where you are, and trusting where you’ll go, and trusting the way in between, as on a bus trip, the driving left to someone else. It’s bumpy but remarkably reliable.”

- Karen Maezen Miller 

(via Love More, Fear Less)

1st March 2012

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Definitely love this.

Definitely love this.

Source: surreal-worlds

27th February 2012

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A Bandage That Allows You to Save A Life While Patching Up Your Cut

I cannot get over how incredible this is. THIS is innovation at its finest. 

A Bandage That Allows You to Save A Life While Patching Up Your Cut

I cannot get over how incredible this is. THIS is innovation at its finest. 

26th February 2012

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The coolest job application I’ve ever seen.
I love this.

The coolest job application I’ve ever seen.

I love this.

26th February 2012

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Within the last couple of days I’ve discovered there are Masters Programs in Leadership and Strategy. This sounds really interesting to me. I’m still set on an MBA, but I’d like to look into a couple of these institutions more.
A few interesting ones:
UPenn’s Organizations Dynamics Program
University of San Francisco’s Organization and Leadership Program
University of Southern California’s Management & Organization Program
London Business School’s MSc in Leadership and Strategy
Stanford’s POLs Program
And finally… a full list of Master Programs Related to the Study of Leadership

Within the last couple of days I’ve discovered there are Masters Programs in Leadership and Strategy. This sounds really interesting to me. I’m still set on an MBA, but I’d like to look into a couple of these institutions more.

A few interesting ones:

UPenn’s Organizations Dynamics Program

University of San Francisco’s Organization and Leadership Program

University of Southern California’s Management & Organization Program

London Business School’s MSc in Leadership and Strategy

Stanford’s POLs Program

And finally… a full list of Master Programs Related to the Study of Leadership