Tuesday, July 31, 2007


Reading about blueEnergy.org, an outfit that builds wind and solar arrays to bring power to low-income communities, I noticed that they are going through the same growing pains as FAVL in terms of the "business model" and careful attention to the long-term. My colleague Alex Field has (coined?) a wonderful phrase for what you want to avoid: "the install and go syndrome." At FAVL we tell people we are in the 50 year game... that our measure of success is when our first generation of readers comes back to their village and their children and grandchildren read the same books they enjoyed now.

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