by David Sasaki | Jan 14, 2023 | English, Gates Foundation, Philanthropy
Why are children are still dying of hunger in Turkana when Kenya’s GDP per capita has quadrupled over the last twenty years and new SUVs search for parking in Nairobi‘s many shopping malls?
by David Sasaki | Feb 2, 2016 | Book Review, English, Gates FoundationTalk about a well-timed release. Linsey McGoey’s No Such Thing as a Free Gift: The Gates Foundation and the Price of Philanthropy came out just weeks before Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan announced the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and set off an Internet-wide...
by David Sasaki | Jul 25, 2014 | English, Gates Foundation
Let’s say, on average, I listen to Spotify one hour per day and 3% of that time is spent listening to ads. Each month I’d listen to 30 hours of Spotify and about an hour of that time would be spent listening to ads. This begs two interesting questions …
by David Sasaki | May 30, 2014 | English, Gates Foundation, Work
Bill Gates and Warren Buffett are two of the wealthiest individuals on the planet, and they have each pledged to give away the majority of their fortunes to alleviate poverty. Here’s a lesser known commonality: they both worked as paperboys.
by David Sasaki | May 14, 2014 | English, Gates Foundation
What’s important is not always interesting and what’s interesting is not always important. How do we turn the broccoli of news into mouth-watering milkshakes so that it can compete for our fragmented attention that is naturally drawn to dramatic series like House of Cards, or the latest updates about sports, technology and celebrity gossip?