I would rather give my billions to Elon Musk than charity

I would rather give my billions to Elon Musk than charity

This morning BusinessInsider posted a short article about Larry Page.

The google CEO said he would rather give his money to capitalists (like Elon Musk – founder of SolarCity and Tesla Motors) than to charity. Capitalists have big ideas for changing the world.

His statement or even call to everybody is kinda provocative but reminds me actually of a former article I posted last year. -> The way we think about charity is dead wrong.

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The New Science of Giving

The New Science of Giving

A young Houston couple is planning to give away $4 billion—but only to projects that prove they are worth it. Can they redefine the world of philanthropy?

The Wall Street Journal just posted an eyeopening article about The New Science of Giving. This is definitely a must-read because it´s like an earlier article (The way we think about charity is dead wrong) groundbreaking in charity, giving, donating …

Once people will see that it´s not only about holding out one´s hand when it comes to social projects but about being sustainable, being professional, they actually CAN “change the world” – or at least be more effective.

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The way we think about charity is dead wrong

The way we think about charity is dead wrong.

“I want to talk about social innovation and social entrepreneurship” … Dan Pallotta, founder of AIDS Ride, starts his TED Talk.

His talk is about charity and nonprofits and how many nonprofits are rewarded for “how little they spend – not for what they get done”.

This is a great point – great for discussions as well – and  I will get back to it after a short introduction into the talks as Dan did.

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