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Whatever It Takes | Notes & Review

November 28, 2008

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Paul Tough. Whatever It Takes: Geoffrey Canada’s Quest To Change Harlem and America. Houghton Mifflin, 2008. Geoffrey Canada on Charlie Rose. Geoffrey Canada on Oprah, pt.1, pt.2. Geoffrey Canada at Harvard Kennedy School’s Center for Public Leadership. “Going Big” on This American Life. NYTime.com article, “The Harlem Project.” 60 Minutes, The Harlem Children’s Zone. A […]

From Victim to Heroine

November 28, 2008

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This video from Nicholas Kristof tells another story of courageous hope and victory through oppression. Be inspired, and add another heroine to your list of role models. Thank you, Kristof, for your “journalism of justice.” There seems to be very little on the internet regarding Mukhtar Mai’s school. Here’s what I found regarding her. Kristof’s […]

Doing Good, Departing from Evil: Research Findings in the Twenty-First Century

November 28, 2008

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Carole J. Lambert, ed. Doing Good, Departing from Evil: Research Findings in the Twenty-First Century (American University Studies VII: Theology and Religion). Peter Lang Publishing: November, 2008. Though this book is yet to be made readily available, I’m doing my part in getting the word out about it, so that, as with many posts on […]

Books Not Bombs

November 27, 2008

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(This is the second of two posts that highlight the endeavors that are helping to change the world through creative and contrarian ways of thinking.) This video on The Developments In Literacy programs is of a similar vein to one of Kristof’s previous articles, “It Takes A School, Not Missiles” in the NYTimes.com. The video […]

OLPC: One Laptop Per Child & Nicholas Negroponte’s TED Talk

November 26, 2008

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(This is the first of two posts that highlight endeavors that are helping to change the world through creative and contrarian ways of thinking.) You can learn more about OLPC through the Amazon videos here, and their website: http://www.laptop.org/en/. You can buy the laptops at Amazon.com. Founded in 2005 by MIT professor Nicholas Negroponte. Mission […]

Purple Cow | Notes & Review

November 26, 2008

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Godin, Seth. Purple Cow: Transform Your Business By Being Remarkable. Portfolio (Penguin) 2003. (145 pages). [the following notes are from a personal bibliography] So, it’s interesting why a marketing book would be in a bibliography such as mine.  Couple reasons: a) if Godin is right, “everything we do is marketing-even if you’re not in the […]

Silos, Politics, and Turf Wars | Notes & Review

November 15, 2008

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Patrick Lencioni. Silos, Politics, and Turf Wars: A Leadership Fable About Destroying the Barriers that Turn Colleagues into Competitors. (Jossey-Bass, 2006). As with Lencioni’s other books, Silos is a fable/parable that helps to illustrate the realities of these dysfunctions in real-life situations. While I felt that this story was slightly weaker, (and I do mean […]