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Reintroducing humanity into everyday business life

In the middle of a typical meeting-filled day in DC, I was fortunately able to jam in some time for coffee with an old friend and mentor. Our chats – akin to taking myself in for an oil change – … Continue reading

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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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Not Standing Idly By

Quick – name the top 3 mistakes you’ve made in your career! Didn’t take long, did it? Now, how about the top 3 successes in your career? My guess is that this one took a little longer. Why? Well, to … Continue reading

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Zambia Epilogue: Busting Out of the Comfort Zone

Back in the U.S. – sort of! Ironically, due to the length (17 hours) and timing (overnight) of the flight back from Johannesburg, I got a fair amount of sleep, so the first day back home wasn’t bad. Day Two … 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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