Any vision we pursue, even the most tantalizing one, generates a tension between whatever we want and the current reality that our vision defiantly contradicts. Read More
Shaping the World in Their Image
An agricultural economist, Andrea, leaves her job at UN’s World Food Program in Rome. She packs up her bags and her husband and moves to León, Nicaragua intent on learning Spanish and founding an agricultural business. Before she knows it, our entrepreneur is running the high-end Twin Engines Coffee company. Twin Engines educates Nicaraguans on… Read More
Harnessing Social Media to Alter Reality
You know what would make life easier? If we all had magic wands and could will into existence anything we ever wanted. We’d sit around, wave our magic wands, and fulfill our wildest dreams every day from sunrise till sunset. Except that’s not how humans work. A brunch conversation Amanda Hirsch and I led for the… Read More
The Vision Thing
“Oh, the vision thing.” — George H.W. Bush Leaders lead. What sets the boldest leaders apart is a keen sense of who they are and where they’re going. Their ability to paint the future in lucid brushstrokes, doggedly pursue their vision, and navigate past pitfalls that life reliably throws their way is what fills us… Read More
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