Originally posted on When Worlds Collide, by Nalaka Gunawardene:

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today Sunday newspaper on 20 January 2013

Pay it forward, three persons at a time...

Pay it forward, three persons at a time…

For a year, this column has explored the power of ideas – some proven and celebrated, others still emerging and experimental but worth watching.

We have been especially interested in innovation: ideas applied to solve problems and make life better.

Today, in this 50th column, I want to share two uncommon yet charming ideas that, in their own way, defy conventional wisdom. That’s how change often starts – as a bright spark in unlikely places.

Why bother with outlandish ideas?

One of my Asian heroes, the Malaysian social activist Anwar Fazal, put it so well: “In a world that is increasingly violent, wasteful and manipulative, every effort at developing islands of integrity, wells of hope and sparks of action must be welcomed, multiplied and…

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