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Like many Americans, my eyes were glued Sunday morning to the Olympic men’s marathon to watch 41-year-old American Meb Keflezighi cross the finish line of his last Olympic race. Born in the war-torn African country of Eritrea, Keflezighi won the … Continue reading
Everything is different in Southeast Asia – the sights, the smells and the people. Henry Miller once said, “one’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” I recently returned from a whirlwind tour of Southeast … Continue reading
Law Clerk. Cook at McDonalds. The first is my first job and the second is my friend and staffing and recruiting expert John Troy’s. The first jobs trend is taking the Internet by storm with #firstsevenjobs. (You can find out … Continue reading
If you want a heart-warming movie to watch this summer, I highly recommend “The 33,” which is a real-life account of the mining disaster in Chile in 2010. Stories above and below ground intertwine to make the movie compelling and … Continue reading
Last week, I shared crowd-sourced advice from social entrepreneur pioneers. Our industry’s collective wisdom, developed through years of experience, must be shared so that we may continue to make progress against the challenging social issues that face our communities. I … Continue reading