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January 10, 2013

A Sustaining Tale

Triumph over the tasks encountered Be an assertive protagonist to meet the challenge Use ingenuity for problems that arise Then, tell the story Introduction:

October 27, 2011

Net Impact 2011: What We’re Thinking About

The 2011 Net Impact Conference starts this week. A great many young professionals and students will convene to hear about and discuss sustainability. If you think about it, these are the individuals that will set the course for our society in the coming decades. So, what perspectives do I hope they take away from the conference? Several things really:

July 19, 2011

Pinball Leadership

“That deaf, dumb and blind kid sure plays a mean pinball” - The WhoYou are standing there playing pinball. And, man alive! You are humming. The ball is hitting all the areas of the table you want and need. The bells are continually ringing and the score is zooming upward. You think that there’s nothing else you can do to be better here. You are beating this game. You are in the zone and as productive as the table will allow you to be. 

April 11, 2011

An Electrifying Idea: Where There’s A Will, There’s A Way

“It isn't what we don't know that gives us trouble, it's what we know that ain't so.” - Will Rogers This nation’s energy policy for the past forty years is not that hard to judge - it’s disjointed, shortsighted and largely ineffective. We know it, we say it, but we continue to ignore it. It’s the “what we know that ain’t so.”

November 11, 2010

Making a Difference

“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower” - Steve Jobs

April 20, 2010

It’s What You See That Matters in Transparency

It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see – Henry David Thoreau - A few months ago, I started a series of blog posts on Practical Environmentalism. This post is the fifth and last of that series. To recap, this one was preceded by the following:

February 16, 2010

Sustaining Leadership – Learning from the Past to Focus on the Future

“The ultimate test of practical leadership is the realization of intended, real change that meets people’s enduring needs” – James MacGregor Burns -                

January 4, 2010

Innovation Can Be Magical

“I believe in being an innovator” – Walt Disney -       The passing of Roy E. Disney in December 2009 led me to thinking about the legacy of his uncle, Walt Disney.