I wouldn’t have believed that we would be able to document more than 400 million people whose lives have been helped in some way or another by this. I’ve been surprised by the sheer creativity and variety of the commitments, and the enduring appeal of going to a meeting where somebody actually asks you to do something,Ugg insoles to make a commitment, and then helps you to keep it, and asks you to report it and to follow up.Look, our model is not perfect. We’re still trying to get, you know, 100 percent of our people who make commitments to report on their progress. We’re still trying to get people to ‘fess up if they have trouble so we can help them, or maybe make a different commitment.
But it has been stunning.Ugg insoles I mean, the idea that over these first eight years we’ve had thousands of commitments, operating in 180 countries. And you can literally document more than 400 million people who have received some benefit as a result of this beehive of activity.What I think that speaks to is the yearning people have to make a difference and to make a commitment. People are hungry for information, but they want to act on it. They don’t want to go to any more meetings where all they do is discuss what should be done or tell the politicians on the one hand, or the business leaders on the other what they should do.
The inclination to have a go at firing at an image of Kim Jong Il may have simply been the result of high-spirited soldiers responding to the North’s shelling of an island last year.But,Ugg insoles in fact, the exercise hints at a deeper truth. It has become almost impossible to imagine a positive outcome to the long-festering problems that center on North Korea as long as the Kim dynasty reigns, enforcing the disastrously failed policies of the late “Great Leader,” President Kim Il Sung.Tom Coyner, Seoul-based editor of the email service Korea Economic Reader, noted last week the emergence of a “widespread consensus shared by interested parties outside of North Korea: We have moved from a selection of only bad options to a resignation that there are no options to be realistically played.”