Friday, November 07, 2014

Friday Burn

::: We Can Eradicate Malaria in a Generation
Based on the progress I’m seeing in the lab and on the ground, I believe we’re now in a position to eradicate malaria—that is, wipe it out completely in every country—within a generation. This is one of the greatest opportunities the global health world has ever had. Melinda and I are so optimistic about it that we recently decided to increase our foundation’s malaria budget by 30 percent.

::: The Rapid Spread of Christianity in China
Predicting Christianity’s growth is even harder. Yang Fenggang of Purdue University, in Indiana, says the Christian church in China has grown by an average of 10% a year since 1980. He reckons that on current trends there will be 250m Christians by around 2030, making China’s Christian population the largest in the world. Mr Yang says this speed of growth is similar to that seen in fourth-century Rome just before the conversion of Constantine, which paved the way for Christianity to become the religion of his empire.

::: The Future of Innovation Belongs to the MegaCity

::: "What makes a leader is character. What makes a non-leader is ego" @rayortlund #A29NC via @johnwbryson

Photo: with guides Wendy and DK. October 2014. Baltimore, MD.

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