Catching Up Links

This has been a busy summer for me so here’s a collection of relevant links from the past week. Posting will be light for the next few weeks.

Wal-Mart extends financial services to low-income customers. The world’s largest retailer will sell prepaid payment cards at over 3300 of its discount stores in the U.S.


Americans gave nearly $300 billion to charitable causes last year, setting a new record and besting the 2005 total that had been boosted by a surge in aid to victims of hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma and the Asian tsunami.


At an event in Google’s New York offices on Tuesday, the company unveiled a new initiative to make its Google Earth geography software a more accessible tool for nonprofit organizations.


‘Hey Project Red Stripe, why the silence?’…Why? Because we wanted to start a not-for-profit. Then, imagine if our pitch hadn’t worked and we had to kill the site. It would have been embarassing for The Economist, we thought.


One thought on “Catching Up Links”

  1. Hi,

    You once followed developments at The Economist’s Project Red Stripe. We’re about to publish a book about it. Called Inside Project Red Stripe, it’s published conventionally ( and, over the next few months, online ( It’s an account of the six-month project and we think it’s a good guide to innovation and teamwork in business and the media. Each chapter identifies dilemmas that are likely to face any innovation team or project.

    I hope you’ll find time to have a look and that you’ll find it interesting.

    Kind regards,

    Andrew Carey

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