Thursday, April 15, 2010


"Hey Paul... Why aren't you blogging?" "Why aren't you at Skoll World Forum?" "Why aren't you at the Yale conference on global public health?"

Dang... you are making me guilty with all I am NOT doing.

Just keeping my head down and trying to do what I have already committed to do. I try to be one of those people "who do what they said they were going to do, when they said they would do it." And sometimes that means working on stuff that is important, but not at all sexy.

Yesterday, we just finished making admissions decisions for the fourth cohort of GSSE students who will start in August. And planning for IDDS is hitting the intense phase... lots of work to do on visas, curriculum planning, raising funds, recruiting speakers. And right after IDDS, we are putting on a faculty workshop to help more schools get "Design for the Other 90%" courses.

Other cool stuff this week:

On Monday, saw Thin Air Nitrogen Solutions dry run for the big business plan competition at Rice later this week. Great to see how far they have come in past months.

On Tuesday, spent some time working on plans for NEVA- the New Economy Venture Accelarator we will be launching at CSU.

Last night, Mitesh showed me the SEED diesel irrigation pump, running smoothly, pumping 100 gpm of water. Lower cost and more fuel efficient than anything out there. He heads back to Bangladesh soon for more field testing. And, he just raised some more money.

OK, back to work.

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