Monthly Archives: May 2009

The simplest nonprofit ven diagram ever

I presented today to an amazing group of 30+ summer interns and new hires who are about to start working for Acumen Fund, E+Co, Root Capital, Agora, IGNIA and Endeavor – all organizations that are supporting entrepreneurship in the developing … Continue reading

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Keep change pumping

Last week I heard a story on NPR about CPR protocols in life-threatening situations.  The story starts with Scott Harden, who, just before bedtime, heard his 33 year-old wife gasping for air. “She was not the right color,” Scott said, … Continue reading

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A question I’ve never been asked on a sales call

I got a call today from a headhunter looking to get hired to conduct searches.  It’s the second time he’s called me since March. First, kudos to him for being on top of things.  He has a list of prospects, … Continue reading

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Call it out

I recently went out to a nice birthday dinner at a new TriBeCa restaurant in New York City.  It’s been open for about a month, and while the food is delicious, the service is still finding its way.  Our waiter … Continue reading

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What do you do for joy? What gives you a deep feeling of peace? What energizes and sustains you? What nourishes your soul? Do you make enough space in your life for these things? If not now, when? : : … Continue reading

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It’s not you

I busted my left knee a little more than 15 years ago in a skiing accident – torn ACL, meniscus tear, the works.  I was on ski vacation with 20 people I didn’t know, the guest of a member this … Continue reading

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Why I love New York

Music and humor on the way to work – talk about a different kind of commute. People in Grand Central Station dressed in swimsuits, shorts, and work clothes, guerrilla marketing for The Ebony Hillbillies playing bluegrass outside the Shuttle … Continue reading

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