Monthly Archives: October 2011

Statesmanship, Not Politics, Is What We Need!

A special luncheon of Town Hall Los Angeles, in conjunction with the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC), presented A Conversation with U.S. Senator Dianne Fienstein.   The discussion was conducted by PPIC President and CEO (and fellow California Volunteers’ Commissioner) … Continue reading

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Social Innovation Fast Pitch

Annenberg Alchemy’s mission is “Inspiring nonprofits to greatness through the leaders among us.”  Last night I attended their Peer 2 Peer event that included Los Angeles Social Venture Partner’s Social Innovation Fast Pitch.  It was an inspiring presentation where 10 … Continue reading

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“Out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope!”

Last week I had an opportunity to walk through the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial next to the Tidal Basin in Washington DC.  Seeing this beautiful tribute brought back many memories of my involvement with the Memorial when I … Continue reading

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Blueprint for California’s Future

Yesterday I attended the Milken Institute’s State of the State Conference.  This annual gather puts on stage a group of California’s most influential decision makers.  The goal of the day was to discuss fresh solutions to make California a better … Continue reading

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Adding Value in Emerging Markets and Local Communities

The title of this blog is the title of this year’s Global Corporate Citizenship Conference convened this week by the Business Civic Leadership Center and held in Washington DC.  For me, the most inspiring talk came from Microsoft’s General Counsel … Continue reading

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