Hi, I’m Christina.
Kidogo is my blog, and it tends to concern stories – stories told through words, photos, quotes, people, and experiences. It’s a tremendous experiment in broadcasting thoughts, getting feedback, and (if all goes well) learning from people much smarter than I. As I wrote a friend when I started Kidogo:
There’s some things around me that I think I understand and many (many) more things I don’t. And then I’ve got these ideas, and I haven’t an inkling if they’re good or awful or what the best parts of them are or any of that – and I figure a blog (plus my friends and readers) is one way to test them.
I’m currently an analyst at Union Square Ventures in New York City. My background prior to USV is available on LinkedIn and is a hodgepodge of tech (in Silicon Valley), microfinance (in Bolivia), design (in Germany), journalism (in Uganda), and human rights (in Thailand and Rwanda.)
One of my favorite quotes is from IDEO’s Jane Fulton Suri in Thougthless Acts:
We are so used to moving efficiently through the world that we operate on autopilot a lot of the time. In fact, the phrase ‘thoughtless acts’ highlights the predicament– we do most of the everyday things we do without consciously thinking about them. So, unless we make a a special effort to focus, we just won’t notice things such as the way we position ourselves in a line, know where to deposit mail, or use information from reflections in a window.
Other things? Kidogo means “a little bit” in Kiswahili. The Amazon affiliate links on the site generate money for Frontline:SMS.