All tagged Learned the Hard Way

Mayday! Mayday!

OK, so the title may be a bit melodramatic, but the experience has been intense (and insightful) so I figured I'd share. TippingBucket is in what's known in aviation as a departure stall.

Work the Edge

Whether we’re tucking into a massive slab of steak, turning a misshapen hunk of granite into our generation’s David, or trying to vanquish diarrheal disease in the Central African Republic, the only approach with any hope of success is to consistently “work the edge.”

Dirty Development?

In most of the countries with the greatest need in our world, social conditions are--shall we say--less than ideal. By giving anything--money, resources, volunteers, even attention--to these countries, are we not somehow complicit in their corruption, their repression, their cruelty?

Failing Forward

Perhaps the problem is not so much that we fail, that our efforts fall short of our goals (and the needs of the people we work with). Perhaps the problem is with how we fail.