Monday, March 05, 2007


Bono Wants To Be Fair.

How about getting all the good stories out there.

Bono is the guest editor for the July issue of Vanity Fair:

“We need to get better at storytelling,” Bono said, sitting in the 22nd floor of the office of Graydon Carter, the editor of Vanity Fair. “Bill Gates tells me this all the time. We’ve got to get better at telling the success stories of Africa in addition to the horror stories. And this magazine tells great stories.”

I wont argue with a little balance and telling some stories of success but how about applying that concept to some other important issues. Like Iraq.

Bono is also on to something else:
“I live in that world, the world of media,” he said. “I don’t want to talk about Forbes right now, but I will say this: One of the things that I have learned of in Africa is the crucial role that commerce will play in taking its people out of extreme poverty. Everyone talks about China being the next big thing, but if you spend any time in the bars or hotels in Africa, you see a lot of Chinese doing deals there. There is tremendous opportunity there.”

All emphasis mine.


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