Financing Educational Projects in Third World Countries – Part VII

15 04 2009

Conclusions
Lao Tzu said, “If you give a man a fish you teach him for a day, teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” It is conceivable that a superstructure could be built on this simple premise that could add “if you teach men to teach men to fish, then you feed a country.” It is exponential in its scope. Many obstacles stand in the way of creating these streams of income so that men and women can be taught to teach other men and women to “fish,” but the commitment must not be to the country as its scope, but one group of people with one set of skills at a time built together so that eventually the country will be affected in a positive way. To quote Kim and Mauborgne, “Tipping point leadership…takes a reverse course. To change the mass it focuses on the extremes: the people acts, and activities that exercise a disproportionate influence on performance. By transforming the extremes, tipping point leaders are able to change the core fast and at a low cost to execute their new strategy.” (Kim W. C. & Mauborgne, 2005, p. 152) All it really takes is one or two individuals in one or two institutions that believe that one person can truly make a difference.

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