In the aftermath of a truly Unreasonable Experience

This August (2015), I had the extraordinary experience of being part of the Unreasonable Institute (UI). The UI is an accelerator program for early stage social ventures, operating out of Boulder Colorado. Their recipe is simple. They scour the globe to find promising social ventures, working on some of the world’s biggest challenges and bring them to Boulder, Colorado, for five weeks. Entrepreneurs get, among many other things, access to and lessons from world class…

Putting the ‘Care’ Back in Healthcare

Walking into the Grameen Kalyan (GK) Health Center (HC), the first thing that hits you are the smiling faces of the Community Level Health Workers. While city hospitals and clinics are manned by personnel who are often discourteous and sometimes even downright rude, the community level health workers seem to have already put into practice what behavioral scientists thousands of miles away seem to have empirically verified only recently- that the quality of communication and…