Three Cups of Tea

3 Update on Greg Mortenson and ‘Three Cups of Deceit’

Author and philanthropist Greg “Three Cups of Tea” Mortenson is back in the news with his attorneys asking a judge to toss out a lawsuit that accuses him of defrauding readers and donors. For a quick reminder of what Mortenson is accused of, you can read Jon Krakauer’s devastating critique…

1 Three Cups of Tea lawsuit could open door to others

The Chronicle of Philanthropy is reporting that a lawsuit filed against Greg Mortenson, author of Three Cups of Tea, and his organization, the Central Asia Institute, could open the door to further lawsuits — at other charitable organizations. As you will recall, or can read here, Mortenson and his philanthropy…

1 Greg Mortenson offers three weak cups of defense

Three Cups of TeaWikipedia, Penguin Greg Mortenson and his philanthropy, the Central Asia Institute (CAI), have offered up another incomplete defense against allegations of misappropriated funds, fabricated stories and a failure to follow through on humanitarian projects funded by donors. Meanwhile, two Montana lawmakers are suing Mortenson and Bozeman-based CAI…

4 Three Cups of Tea update

The uproar over Greg Mortenson, author of Three Cups of Tea, continues. The most complete collection of articles and posts written in response to the allegations of wrongdoing raised first by CBS’ 60 Minutes and, in greater detail, by former supporter and author Jon Krakauer’s Three Cups of Deceit can…

6 Three Cups of Tea: A teachable moment?

The debate about Greg “Three Cups of Tea” Mortenson is raging, and will rage for awhile. There’s plenty to read out there (here’s a list of more than 80 articles compiled by Good Intentions are Not Enough) — from diatribes that condemn Mortenson as a self-promoting fraud to those who…

72 Ten sips from “Three Cups of Deceit” — starting in Seattle

Jon Krakauer describes Greg Mortenson’s “Three Cups of Deceit,” and its Seattle origins. By now, most of you have probably heard something about the allegations of literary fabrication and financial misdeeds of the celebrated humanitarian Greg Mortenson, author of the inspiring book Three Cups of Tea. The accusations were aired…

3 Greg Mortenson: Three cups to the wind?

Greg Mortenson, the celebrated author of Three Cups of Tea who has been perhaps the world’s leading advocate for girl’s education in Pakistan and Afghanistan, is facing some serious allegations of both literary and financial wrongdoings. On Sunday’s CBS News 60 Minutes, Mortenson is accused of fabricating key parts of…

0 Aid work: No three cups of tea

The book by Greg Mortenson entitled “Three Cups of Tea” has inspired a lot of people to get into, or at least consider, doing humanitarian and development work. Here’s a post from the popular anonymous aid/development worker who blogs as Tales From the Hood, a person who does this kind…