1.) How does the pirates business model work? An interesting article on financing Somali Pirates.
Article: Somali Pirates
2.) Would you work harder if you were given a raise? A new Harvard study says yes, but only if it came as a surprise and you thought that you were already being paid the “going rate”.
Article: Pay and performance
3.) What happens if you don’t have telephone, internet? An interesting story about what happened when a US island went completely off grid and only a few locations had connectivity
4.) Fabulous work on micro-franchising from Jibu. A drinking water company set up in Africa.
Article: Microfranchising- Jibu
Interesting perspectives on how concepts like risk sharing, skin in the game and ownership structures can have a major role in deciding the success of delivery channels in any market, especially so for the developing world.