Archives for October 2009

Is wealth creation the new philanthropy?

An AidPod’s view of a Coca-cola crate – so much unused space! Preparing for the Rotterdam conference has served as a reminder that the private sector is there TO MAKE MONEY. People outside the sector say to me, over and over again: “But why wouldn’t they [Coca-Cola] just do it [ColaLife]?” The answer is that they […]

Verifying delivery and paying for it

Following on from my post of yesterday pointing out that if ColaLife is going to succeed it needs to recognise and respect the profit motive of its potential hosts (ie all those involvled, post bottling, in the Coca-Cola distribution system), I have contacted Ken Banks of FrontlineSMS fame and Benjamin Lyon of the significant off-shoot: […]

ColaLife entered for the Buckminster Fuller Challenge

I am rather embarrassed by this video which accompanied our entry, but the people at the Buckminster Fuller Challenge (BFC) were very strict about what you should say and I found it very difficult to follow a script! So apologies, but I think it gets the message across. We only had two minutes. Thanks are due to […]