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February 23, 2006

Doing good in the world

The press seems to be in love with writing stories about jack-ass entrepreneurs and CEOs who abuse their positions to try to make the world cater to their own needs.  It's hard enough as it is without the bad guys giving the entire capitalistic system a bad name.

Here is a counter-example - an entrepreneur who is making the world a better place.  Donna Auguste has started a blog to try to shine a light on projects that are making a difference.  Mind you, she isn't just writing about it, she's traveling around the world, getting her hands dirty and doing the hard work.  I first met Donna when she was CEO of Freshwater Software.  Even then she was involved in a lot of great works while creating an awesome company.  (I can hear her now - SHE didn't create it, her team created it.  Even after selling the company she remains a humble person.)

Donna is also leading a discussion about how to get more kids interesting in science and engineering.  Again, she isn't just talking about it.  For example, if you like robots, look at this and tell me that you wouldn't have been more interested in school with people like Donna dropping by.

Check it out, and the next time someone says "Aren't blogs just a bunch of drivel?", point them to Donna's blog.

February 23, 2006 in Entrepreneurship | Permalink

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