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Author: Dickens Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 5550  
Subject: Why I gave to Ashoka Date: 12/20/2000 11:13 AM
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I work in technology - testing and design - and I appreciate groups that use some of the same techniques of problem solving. Root cause analysis for example or when something is going wrong go to the person who is most knowledgeable about that area.

Ashoka searches for the person local to the situation who ALREADY has a solution, but needs assistance implementing it.

Ashoka doesn't focus on a single type of problem because no region, and no group of people are exactly the same. Each will have specific needs, and priorities, and Ashoka allows that decision to be left up to someone who is <affected by the problem> and who will be <helped by the solution>.

Once a person is empowered to solve a major problem affecting themselves and their people/city/village/country they will have the experience and respect (of their peers) necessary for them to continue working on other issues of importance.

I'm not saying that this is a superior technique, but it is the one that I admire the most. It seems that it could potentially have the most far-reaching results.

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dickens
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