Friday, September 11, 2009

Choice and Development

A paragraph from an Acumen Fund Blog posting that may be as controversial as it's true:

The sessions closing sentiment related to each firms contribution to change in the developing world. Tim explained IDEO is about enabling choice; creating new choices that didn’t exist, so that people can make them if they desire. At the core of what both firms seek to produce, Jacqueline concluded, “real dignity ultimately comes from choice and opportunity.”
Now compare that to the approach NGOs and developing agencies take in the developing world and you only begin to understand the extent of the problem.

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