Off Topic Alert: The Nobel Peace Prize
By now, we have all heard that Muhammad Yunus, the microcredit pioneer, has won the Nobel Peace Prize for his work in establishing the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh, India. What is so startling about his accomplishments is that he started with such simplicity. He has lent small amounts of money to women (not only women, but mostly women), to start or finance their own businesses. His bank does not require collateral; his first 27 loans totaled less than 50.00 all together. He has changed an amazinging amount of lives with a notion that was not global, not grand. He simply started with what he could do. His story is inspirational, renewing, and the beauty of it all is that what he has done, what he continues to do and promote, is so practical and so do-able. Google the man and learn more. His smiling face is worth the bandwidth.