Monthly Archives: November 2010

The Giving Pledge: Buffett, Gates, Turner…. The Power of the Story.

ABC’s This Week did a special episode today with Warren Buffett, Bill and Melinda Gates and Ted Turner.  Bill Gates talked about the importance of storytelling to get others to act.  Although The Giving Pledge is for the mega wealthy, … Continue reading

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Sustainable Excellence, a new book about The Future of Business in a Fast-Changing World

This afternoon I had an opportunity to hear Aron Cramer and Zachary Karabell speak on their new book, Sustainable Excellence.  I have known Aron through his leadership in this field for many years as head of Business for Social Responsibility.  Zachary approaches … Continue reading

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The UK’s Big Society, Citizen Centered Solutions

This past week I was in London for the International Association of Volunteer Efforts’ Global Corporate Volunteer Council meeting.  While there, I had an opportunity to meet with the architects of Prime Minister David Cameron’s Big Society program, including a … Continue reading

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A Study of the Return on Investing in our Youth: The Boys & Girls Clubs of Los Angeles County

Today, the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Los Angeles County Alliance, released the finding of a new study on the economic impact of the Boys & Girls Clubs within Los Angeles County.  I have long been a big supporter … Continue reading

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