Category Archives: IDE

Visual CV – Who am I?

A friend, Timothy Neesam introduced me to the notion of contemplative photography via Kim Manley Ort. One of her ideas is to create a visual CV. It’s an interesting notion: a visual response to a series of questions about oneself.  Without further … Continue reading

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Sweat Equity and Market Access in Nepal

It was a warm day in October in the hills/mountains near Pokhara, Nepal.  I was sweating.  I wasn’t even doing much except standing there with my camera enjoying the scenery.  Then a woman came up the hill from the steep … Continue reading

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My Cow Wears a Necklace

So I’m travelling in India, and thinking that this would be a good time to buy a gold necklace.  After all, there is probably no country in which there is as much investment in gold jewelry as in India.  But … Continue reading

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Give me a place to squat … World Toilet Day 2011

In one of my former lives, I (and my family) spent three years in India.  Our work took us all over the country, both urban and rural areas.  I still remember driving the country roads in the dusk of early … Continue reading

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The poor pay more for their food, and they work harder too…

Hunger in Africa has been on my mind recently.  FAO has been reporting that food prices have spiked to record levels.  Worse, reports of famine in Somalia have been circulating – real true famine with people not just hungry, but … Continue reading

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The girl with the dirty finger nails

Don’t get me wrong. iDE has a careful hiring process.  We review resumés.  We do multiple interviews.  We check references.   Still, it’s often hard to spot the right candidate.  So when I saw the dirty fingernails, I knew we had found … Continue reading

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A community of investors

iDE has been going through a rebranding process.  This is not just about visual identity, but also in terms of how we think about ourselves, our work and the people we interact with.  Along the way, we have decided to … Continue reading

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