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Monthly Archives: September 2013

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Two Legendary Stories for Our Time

An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life. “A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy. “It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil – he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.” He

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BIG IDEA, LITTLE APPLICATION

Ted Mitchell, CEO of New Schools Venture Fund, which has raised $3.4 billion over the past decade for entrepreneurs in education, has a big idea.  His big idea is to allow kids to progress at their own pace, accumulate course credit as they master their work, not as they put in required time. Ted says

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Common Vision, Common Purpose, Common Goal

Honest homeless man’s fund over $91K via crowd funding.  http://news.yahoo.com/fund-set-honest-homeless-man-raises-91k-060359331.html  The story touched enough people that by now it’s probably over $100K.    The point here is not his honesty nor the money but what the guy who set up the fund said that I have been “preaching” for over 50 years.  Ethan Whittington, who started

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Pursuing Happiness: Is GNH of any real value?

Is GNH useful?  Probably not, but on a personal level, I believe it is immensely valuable.  I came across the following brief article this past Saturday in the Lex Column of the weekend edition of FT (Financial Times) and share it for your own musing. See if you can read between the lines for the

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