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Public-Private Partnerships in Education Go Viral

When we began the Global Workforce Initiative (GWI) at the Georgia Department of Education, we thought our biggest challenge would be convincing businesses to get involved with the K-12 education community. Although the “skills gap” in our workforce is universally … Continue reading

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Educators Without Zip Codes

At the recent Plywood Presents social entrepreneurship event in Atlanta, Sajan George of Matchbook Learning captivated the audience with the description of his work on the daunting task of reforming the Detroit public schools. At first glance, this project seems … Continue reading

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Water, water everywhere and not a drop to drink

Amazingly, a couple of months have passed since the Zambia trip. You may recall that the graduation at the Helen De Vos School was a smashing success, attended by two Cabinet Ministers and a number of other dignitaries, the computer … Continue reading

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Contrasting Career Tips & Tricks for the New Economy

Earlier this week I had the opportunity to speak to a class of soon-to-be-graduating engineers on business basics – corporate forms, organizational structures, basic debt & equity financing, etc. – to help them get on their feet more quickly in … Continue reading

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Sustainability as Evidence of the (a) Culture

CEO’s talk about culture incessantly. Why? It’s in the CEO manual! (Just kidding, there isn’t one, wish there was, probably would have helped me a lot along the way). Seriously, why do leaders and especially CEO-types care about culture? And what … Continue reading

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Towards Sustainability

Do you remember when business was “all business” – your Dad worked his tail off, came home, had a drink, complained about work and then played golf all weekend? (well I guess it wasn’t all that bad . . .) … Continue reading

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