Sasha Dichter: the Generosity Experiment

A stunningly challenging video from the TED blog on vimeo. What would it look like if we were intentional about being as generous as we claim we want to be? Sasha Dichter shares his experience with this in the video below. I think it is an amazing challenge for all of us who claim to follow a Messiah who constantly gave of Himself to any who asked of Him. I know I don’t live this way, though somehow I think I should if I claim to be His disciple. Couldn’t help but think of my friend Peter Greer and his company Hope International that deals with micro-finance. Peter, I’d love to hear your thoughts on this!


2 comments on “Sasha Dichter: the Generosity Experiment

  1. Sam – I really appreciate Sasha’s emphasis on promoting generosity and prioritizing social impact over financial return. For his microfinance example, there were a small number of institutions that put shareholders above clients and abuses did occur, particularly in Andhra Pradesh. It is not the entire sector, but rather just a few institutions that are adversely impacting the sector. Thanks for sharing!

    • Thanks, Peter! Couldn’t help but think of you when I saw this. I know Hope doesn’t put profits first, that is one of the reasons we thought of Hope right away when we were looking for ways to really help Haiti after the quake. Keep up the good work!

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