When revenue is a problem, often we hide using planning and worrying over taking action. Great non-profit executives translate problems into plans to address those problems then adjust as the plan takes hold. More...
By Norm Brodsky
Published: Aug 1, 2000, Inc. magazine
Editor's Note: Brodsky was a hero to me as I built my business. I read his monthly column in Inc. magazine religiously and he rarely failed to teach me something I either didn't know or was in need of a reminder. While an incredibly simple article, this one is no different. Beward the plan that has no "first step." More...
April Song: The Weight of Lies
Artist: The Avett Brothers More...
Written by By William Foster
Published: Fall 2008 by Stanford Social Innovation Review
Editor's Note: This takes a bit of focus to read but I have not seen a better commentary on the need to move from "ask based" fund raising to "revenue stream based" social innovation. More...
The Drunkard's Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives
Written by Leonard Mlodinow [more
Preface: A really tough read for an average IQ and non-science guy like me. But boy what a concept. Mlodinow convinced me, beyond any doubt, that I credit cause and effect way too much in my life. He goes a little overboard to make his point, in my view, but the point is still very essential to dealing with the vagueries of our lives.
A favorite quote:
"We all create our own view of the world and then employ it to filter our perceptions."
Once we see the truth as it is, we can still view things optimistically and our plans gain more traction by doing so. More...
What It Means To Be in an Irish Family More...
Written by Beth Kloos More...