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SHOWING UP FOR IDEAS Showing Up for Ideas Lots of people pride themselves on their ability to point out the potential demise of an idea, thought, or concept.  They look at the prospect and immediately begin to break down how it’s not going to work, or how it’s not a very intelligent or viable concept.  I am…

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Deconstructing Institutionalized Racism Nixon launched the “War on Drugs” in 1969. Regan doubled down in 1984 with the “Just Say No” and DARE campaigns. Contrary to its contrived positioning, the “War on Drugs” was never designed to prevent drug trafficking or detour usage. It was designed as a mechanism for marginalizing, controlling, and oppressing people of…

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The Power of Motivated Millennials Chris Tuff is the national bestselling author of The Millennial Whisperer. His perspective on millennials, and his ability to understand and inspire them, is what earned him the title. To me, the millennial discussion a is a discussion about the future of humanity.  Chris is an identical twin. Navigating that unique…

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The Greatest Love Story Ever Told I’ve had the privilege of meeting some real-life heroes over the years through my Africa, Coast Rica, and US travels. One of those heroes is Chrissie Lam, founder of the Love Is Project and The Supply Change. It all started in 2012 with a simple LOVE bracelet project collaboration with the Masaai in Kenya.…

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This is a photo of my daughter, Saorise (now 7) at about 2 yrs in Masaai land (Maai Mahiu, Kenya) while visiting Cafe Ubuntu with my man Zane Wilemon of the Ubuntu brand.  Your Life, Your Legacy Mark your calendar for June 18th!  My friend, Brenda Wright, has invited me to speak about crafting a Meaningful…

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“I have a great following and some influence, and if I’m not using it to make the world a better place, what the hell am I doing?” THE HUMANITY OF SOCIAL MEDIA THIS IS A BLOG POST THAT REFLECTS MY INTERVIEW WITH SOCIAL MEDIA GURU, BRIAN FANZO. In this episode, I have a conversation with social…

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THE ENVIRONMENTAL REVOLUTION BEGINS WITH JOY The Environmental Revolution Begins… In my April 15th, 2019 interview with Joshua Spodek, we managed to encapsulate the essence of his message about the relationship between our values and our environmental impact. Joshua says, “the environmental revolution begins with joy”. I bet you didn’t see that one coming… I hope…

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I’ve been a philanthropist and activist my whole life. It’s part of my identity. It derives from my profound love and reverence for our human existence and the gift of the magnificent cosmos in which we dwell. Over the last four years or so, my perspective on activism has evolved considerably. I wrote about that…

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Our friend Jonathan Olinger at HUMAN recently wrote and directed the latest Alicia Keys video, Let Me In. The film is a tribute to the refugee crisis around the world. There are more refugees today than at any other time in history. Half of them are children. Despite all our technical advances, the exponential growth of these…

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