This probably won’t be of much interest to all you CrackBerry addicts out there, but it’s something that should be posted anyways. The Globe and Mail has a great article on RIM co-CEO Jim Balsillie’s efforts to use his wealth to improve political infrastructures designed to analyze and combat the problems of our day.
Stating that “more technology goes into building a car door than goes to reforming global institutions,” Balsillie has invested $20 million of his own money (along with help from Mike Lazaridis and the Ontario government) to found the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI). Not surprisingly, one of the tenets of the CIGI is that technology can be used to improve lives.
Jim Balsillie’s efforts are a perfect example of what more people should strive to achieve: using your success to help lift others. We’re proud of you, Jim!