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What Breaks Your Heart? On Clarifying My Interests (Part II) and Setting SMART Goals.

This HBR blog post on the Gumption Studios Facebook page gave me one of the strongest moments of clarity I’ve had throughout this whole job search process. It renewed my … Continue reading

June 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

I’m interested in social enterprises in the Philippines. How can I find more?

Julius, your last post made me think about identifying the “theories of change” I’ve come across when looking for companies and organizations that are changing poverty in the Philippines. I … Continue reading

April 4, 2013 · 2 Comments

On Theories of Change

Charles, I read the last two questions from your previous post: Are there other approaches to poverty alleviation in the Philippines that I should think about? What companies and organizations … Continue reading

April 2, 2013 · 2 Comments

What are the different ways poverty alleviation is being approached in the Philippines?

Guided by Julius’ advice, I am narrowing down how I want to make an impact by learning more about poverty in the Philippines. The first step I’m taking is to find … Continue reading

March 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

On Understanding Poverty in the Philippines. The Heart of the Matter.

Before one can alleviate or reduce “poverty,” one must understand it.  A few questions for thought: (i) Is poverty an individual experience or a broader one? (ii) Is it material … Continue reading

March 19, 2013 · 3 Comments

Clarifying my interests. How do I begin to understand poverty in the Philippines?

When I told Julius [of Filamthropy] I wanted a job helping people in the Philippines, he asked me to refine that question, asking instead “What kind of good do you … Continue reading

March 14, 2013 · 1 Comment

Introducing “The Trabajo Project”

Just over three years ago, I met Charles Amaya,  a Filipino American college student from Northern California, when he was a sophomore at Stanford University.  Now, he’s a recent graduate … Continue reading

March 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

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