Tag Archives: Acumen

People like us

A few years into my job as a fundraiser, one of the things I grew to hate was being sent lists of rich people. What, exactly, was I supposed to do with them? Of course, by definition the people who … Continue reading

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Good Society in India

I’m in India this week, and today I had the pleasure, and challenge, of facilitating a selection of “Good Society” readings with the Acumen India Fellows. The opportunity to take a step back and be reminded of the words and … Continue reading

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Lean Data Goes Deeper

One of the most interesting questions we’re grappling with right now on the Impact team at Acumen is how to develop a more robust, rigorous, and transparent form of quantifying the social value our companies create. While I don’t believe … Continue reading

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Impact: The Future is Now (Take 2)

Something strange happened with the embedded YouTube video in my last post for email subscribers. Until I figure that out, here it is again:  

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Impact: The Future Is Now

One of my greatest points of pride from 2014 is how far we have come at Acumen in how we think about and measure impact. So much of the talk in impact investing feels stalled on the question of whether … Continue reading

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TGIM

“It’s almost there. Today’s Thursday,” I hear a fellow passenger say to her friend as we all walk off the train. Yet another person counting the seconds until the weekend. (At that moment, she had 115,200 seconds to go.) On … Continue reading

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What I Deserve

I live in a wealthy community in a wealthy country. I had, and have, a stable, supportive family and access to world-class education. I am male and I am white. Last week, as part of my time with the Acumen … Continue reading

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