culture

Technology and structural discrimination: thoughts on a recent discussion

I had a chance to spend a morning last week at a roundtable discussion on technology and structural discrimination, as part of the Technology Salon events. The conversation brought together activists, organizers, technologists, and few international development types like myself, though many…

management & organizations

Kiva starts doing what we thought they were doing all along

Two years ago, there was a pseudo-controversy around Kiva’s business model. The organization had received great acclaim as an innovative person-to-person microlending platform. Lenders in rich countries could browse profiles of micro-entrepreneurs who lacked access to other capital sources, and send funds…