If you want a model for how the world can solve its most pressing problems in the 21st Century, it is the posse. As governance systems go, the Wild West approach of rounding up a few available hands and driving the bad guy out of town is certainly messy, but, if our favourite westerns are […]
Tag: Bill Clinton
“How the world failed Haiti” is the title of a gloomily critical article by Janet Reitman in the latest issue of Rolling Stone magazine. The gist of Janet’s argument is that a year and a half after the earthquake that devastated Haiti, the country remains in a mess, and that the efforts of Bill Clinton, […]
Bill Clinton Competition!
Bill Clinton, who is a big fan of ‘Philanthrocapitalism’, has generously signed a copy of the paperback. We are going to give away this unique ‘presidentially-endorsed’ edition to one of the members of the philanthrocapitalism Facebook community. All you have to do is visit the Philanthrocapitalism site on Facebook, become a member (if you haven’t already) […]
A Blair Giving Pledge?
“A classic PR idea gone bad” was one of the derisory reactions to the news on August 16th that Tony Blair is going to donate the profits (the advance alone is £4.6 million, around $7 million) from his forthcoming memoirs to a charity helping ex-servicemen in Britain. That may well be true, although Mr Blair is adamant that […]
Ranking The Best Philanthrocapitalists
It was good to see Barron’s magazine’s cover feature about the world’s 25 best givers, which rightly observed that “the name of the game in philanthropy this year is to make your dollars go far – very far.” The article, prepared in partnership with the excellent Trevor and Maggie Nielson at Global Philanthropy Group, focuses […]
Bill Clinton on Philanthrocapitalism
“In Philanthrocapitalism, Matthew Bishop and Michael Green show the remarkable extent to which private wealth can advance public good by applying entrepreneurial skills, speed, and score-keeping to our most persistent challenges,” writes former President Bill Clinton in the foreword to the new paperback edition of Philanthrocaptalism. We are honoured, and grateful to him. In the […]
Enter Our Competition!
Win a pre-publication copy of Philanthrocapitalism in paperback! The first copies of the paperback have arrived hot off the presses at our offices. The book looks great – with an attractive new cover (as featured on our redesigned website), a new subtitle (How Giving Can Save the World), and lots of new material, including a […]
At first glance, the award of the Nobel Peace Prize to Barack Obama is absurdly premature. Beyond his fine words, it is hard to demonstrate conclusively that President Obama has yet added a net ounce of peace to the world, and although hopefully he will ultimately do so, the record of past US presidents, including […]
Tony Blair’s New Life
Tony Blair’s new life as a philanthrocapitalist is getting into full swing. On July 5th, the former British prime minister launched a report calling on the world’s biggest economies to embrace available technological solutions to climate change. The report, produced in partnership with the Climate Group, a business-backed organisation campaigning for action to counter global […]
Reasons to be Cheerful?
Despite the economic crisis, there is still reason to feel optimistic about making progress on some of the nastiest diseases affecting the world’s poorest people. That was the message of a special event on philanthropy and global public health hosted by the United Nations Economic and Social Council on February 23rd. The event was extremely […]