30 January 2009
23 January 2009
Africa is not alone. Women around the world are creating businesses and helping existing businesses flourish in a changing global marketplace. Supplying the tools the need without wasting their time and pulling them in yet another direction is a good start. Thanks to great organisations like BPW-International and FCEM and of course one cannot forget the phenomenal efforts by UNHCR and other NGOs change is happening. But there is more we can do and it begins with knowledge sharing and building a collective intelligence; a giant searchable library with a librarian that knows our needs. We can make this happen.
We are currently working with some new developers and I am excited to see the application of new tools that enable us to aggregate the information that we need without having to go to so many sources. We are applying the K.I.S.S. theory to everything we do. Most of all we are finding ways to deliver what people need and are actively looking for based on behavioral tracking rather than requiring the filling in of yet again more forms and registrations. It is delight to work with such talented and engaged developers.
22 January 2009
Funny how this whole vision started by the idea that we can ease the many life and professional transitions by knowledge sharing with peers. Yes, transitions and the imbalance that they create was the root. So here we are two years later going through the imbalance of a global transition. It uproots, shifts around the contents, changes the priorities based on things we learned along the way. Out with the old unused. In with the new where needed. Fix things or throw them away.
Thank you all for your notes of concern that 2BalanceU might have gone off-line. We will be back soon. Look forward to a new 2BU with more relevant peer recommendations from aggregated sources around the Internet in an easier and more accessible format.
20 January 2009
UNHCR's efforts recognised and presented by Affleck and Jagger. It is encouraging to see people using their talents and celebrity for a good cause. With more efforts like this we can no longer be ignorant or silent. Thank you to Claudia Gonzalez-Gisinger for applying her talents in PR to the efforts of UNHCR and helping the world understand both the need and the opportunities. A beautiful representation of the benefits of knowledge sharing.
13 January 2009
Of course, now we are back at work and the in-box is full, the bills are piled high, the day is too short and the wheel still spins. I apologise to anyone that might have taken my silence as a personal shut-out. It was time to re-charge the batteries and allow the flame to kindle so that I may be full of fire and passion to achieve my goals for 2009. Time for reflection is critical for making educated and careful decisions. I am glad to have taken it. But that said, I am glad to be back. I have brought myself back to my personal balance. Now I am ready to roll.