The Power of Narrative

In September, 2012, I had the opportunity to experience former President Bill Clinton's closing Plenary at his annual conference Clinton Global Initiative. While the 90 minute presentation reaffirmed highlights of the three day event, the final six minutes captivated the audience with an...

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The benefits of being 'verynice'

One of the defining characteristics of this entrepreneurial generation is their commitment to social good and benevolent intent. In 2006, Blake co-founded TOMS shoes after a trip to Argentina inspired him 'to show how together, we can create a better tomorrow by taking compassionate action...

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The Secrets of Silicon Valley

The FC Barcelona football club is one of the more sacred sports organizations in the world They compete for championships each year, always seem to have the world's best players, like Lionel Messi; and similar to the NFL's Green Bay Packers, they are a non-profit, community owned...

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Breaking Out

The quickest way to kill an idea that you have is to structure it - and an even bigger death occurs when you keep that idea to yourself. As entrepreneurs, we're not short on ideas; most often what we lack, is a structure to articulate and test our ideas in real time. It takes courage to...

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