FEEDING THE HUNGRY AS WELL AS THE HUNGRY FEEDING THEMSELVES

Back in 2009, General Mills, already an advocate for feeding the hungry in Africa, decided to do something more effective than providing food for those who needed it (which was already a very smart and wonderful gesture, by the way). What’s far better than merely providing a hungry country with food? How about providing food knowledge, which of course General Mills possesses? Partners in Food Solutions is the result of GMI’s desire to do more for Africa. With influential partners and funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development (plus lots of generous volunteers), this nonprofit is using its resources to teach Africans everything they can about food production. From sourcing to shelf life, regulations to agricultural best practices, General Mills has created some meaningful disruptive designs that are bringing better results.  (more…)

MAXIMIZING YOUR LUCK

Did you know it’s not a matter of if you’re lucky or not – it’s what you do with your luck that counts? In this intriguing article in the Harvard Business Review, Morten T. Hansen discusses the premise of his book, Great by Choice. The method behind is madness is that, while anyone can be the recipient of great luck, it takes someone who wants it to make something happen. (more…)