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7 06, 2016

Get Rid of the Junk in Your Life So You Can Focus

By |June 7th, 2016|blog, development, personal|Comments Off on Get Rid of the Junk in Your Life So You Can Focus

If you visit my offices or home, you’re going to find everything in order. I’m someone who wants to be surrounded in a pleasant environment. I believe it helps my thinking. I don’t understand how some people do it. They surround themselves with junk and clutter and then wonder why they physically, psychologically and emotionally [...]

26 05, 2016

Get Beyond the Corporate Social Responsibility Lip Service

By |May 26th, 2016|blog, leadership, news|Comments Off on Get Beyond the Corporate Social Responsibility Lip Service

In 2014, corporations donated over $17.7 billion to charity. That was an increase of 13.7 percent over the previous year. Corporate social responsibility, or CSR, is good for society but it’s also excellent for a company’s bottom line. Capitalism is a good thing. In fact, we can say that it’s a great thing. In the [...]

10 05, 2016

There’s Only One Thing You Need to Do as a Leader Every Day

By |May 10th, 2016|blog, leadership, news|Comments Off on There’s Only One Thing You Need to Do as a Leader Every Day

Every day I wake up and there’s one thing on my mind. Every day I push myself and team to be the absolute best. Period. In my companies, we’ve been talking a lot about leadership. This is what happens when your suite of businesses and social enterprises blow past the start-up phase. Every developing organization [...]

26 04, 2016

2 Strategies to Totally Own Your Business Culture

By |April 26th, 2016|blog, leadership, news|Comments Off on 2 Strategies to Totally Own Your Business Culture

Someone asked me recently about the business culture for my companies. He wanted to know since he was looking to develop a start-up social enterprise. He wanted to see about incorporating some of the elements that we’ve found successful. Here’s the deal: you can’t just take someone else’s business culture. You have to create your [...]

26 01, 2016

The One Thing To Do To Make Money And Do Social Good

By |January 26th, 2016|blog, branding, news|Comments Off on The One Thing To Do To Make Money And Do Social Good

I keep on saying it. We’re living in fast times. Radical innovation and progress is happening unlike anything we’ve seen before in human history and it’s impacting the philanthropic sector. Major donors are no longer looking at nonprofits as the only game in town. Start-up companies are melding social good with making money. So, let’s [...]

23 07, 2015

You’re Fired!

By |July 23rd, 2015|blog, leadership|Comments Off on You’re Fired!

Earlier in the year, I had a call from a supplier. He told me he would have to raise the price of supplies he sold to us. It would be significant. It didn’t sound like there would be any room for negotiation. I had a sense then that things were going to come to a [...]

21 07, 2015

Business Can’t Assume They Can Simply Replace Nonprofits And Be More Effective

By |July 21st, 2015|blog, development|Comments Off on Business Can’t Assume They Can Simply Replace Nonprofits And Be More Effective

I’m a big believer that nonprofits should operate using more business principles, which is happening increasingly across the sector. However, on the other side of the coin, there is a prejudice against nonprofit executives by the broader business community. Not too long ago, I happened to come across words from the former CEO of AARP, [...]

23 04, 2015

If Opportunity Doesn’t Knock, Build A Door

By |April 23rd, 2015|blog, development|Comments Off on If Opportunity Doesn’t Knock, Build A Door

The title I used for this article can be originally attributed to Milton Berle. It’s as accurate today as it was when he first said it. In 2012, a young boy named Kelvin Doe became the youngest person in the history of the program to be invited to the “Visiting Practitioners Forum” at MIT. He [...]

7 05, 2014

And Do It All Over Again

By |May 7th, 2014|blog, leadership|Comments Off on And Do It All Over Again

This week, I witnessed failure. In life and in business, success goes to those who try, fail and learn. But, the most important thing successful people do when they fail is after they have learned lessons they get up, dust off and do it again. I look at people and I see leaders and followers. [...]