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    • Let’s Redesign Executive Pay

      14 October 2014

      lorsch

      Whenever I find fault with the world of business, anyone who knows me could easily accuse the pot of calling the kettle black. I made my career, and continue to operate, within the corporate world. Yet, having retired more than a decade ago, my view of business has sharpened and cooled. I look at the [...]

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    • The Last Shall Be First

      25 September 2014

      ed tom  2

      Back in the 90s, when he was just out of school, Ed Tom worked as an associate buyer for Saks Fifth Avenue. Now he runs one of the most innovative high schools in the country, sending his unlikely South Bronx graduates on their way to Dartmouth, Penn, and Bryn Mawr. The son of Chinese immigrants [...]

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This site offers a way for our participants to find a path toward a better future by learning from the stories of those who have chosen good over evil. It urges readers to reach for the good, not only in times of crisis, but also in their routine, daily lives.

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