Alta Mensa

Alta Mensa

Dr. Andrei Duta has recently founded Alta Mensa, an Austin-based think tank that examines the strategic intersections between:  (1) Investments/Markets (2) Politics/Global Affairs (3) Theology/Philanthropy ​ The goal is to generate actionable ideas that

Three Types of People: Chickens, Ducks, and Swans

My friend and spiritual director, Reverend Lawrence Goshorn, recently reminded me that there are three types of people in this world: chickens, ducks, and swans. We need to remember the

Unintended Consequences: Brian Acton’s New Found Wealth

According to recent WSJ and USA Today articles, WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton was denied jobs at both Facebook and Twitter before he set out to create one of the most widely

Some of America’s Biggest Philanthropists

The Bill and Melinda Gates foundation has donated nearly $40 billion to various world organizations over the years. The foundation seeks to “support initiatives in education, world health and population

Top Nonprofit Organizations in the United States

Here is information regarding some of the top nonprofit organizations in the USA. World Vision According to World Visions website, “We are a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach

A Comparison of U.S. and U.K. Nonprofit Sectors

United States The United States nonprofit sector as has grown over the years. Looking at the National Center For Charitable Statistics, the U.S. has 1,424,918 tax-exempt organizations, including 956,738 public charities, 97,435 private foundations and

A Quote By Theodore Roosevelt

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The

Gates Foundation Donates $10 Million To Denver Public Schools

I came across a recent article in the Denver Post that talks about The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and their $10 million dollar grant that they bestowed upon the Denver

Dependence On God

DEPENDENCE ON GOD – 6/30/13 I came across this devotional from Jesus Calling. A powerful message. A powerful reminder to trust and rely on God in all circumstances. Let My

Road Trip: Goodness and Forgiveness

Q: Dear Andrei, I’ve been dealing with resentment. My closest friend turned against me and threw me under the bus. I can’t explain the hurt and pain I feel down