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Celebrating the Gene Roddenberry Centennial and Star Trek

Celebrating the Gene Roddenberry Centennial and Star Trek
Today marks the 100th anniversary of Gene Roddenberry’s birth. As the creator of Star Trek, his humanistic values have had a great influence on many nonprofit, social enterprise, and other business professionals. As one of those professionals who have been influenced by this work, I thought it might be a great opportunity to highlight some... Read more »

BOOK REVIEW: Star Trek - The Klingon Art of War

BOOK REVIEW: Star Trek - The Klingon Art of War
Two things have kept me busy in the past few months: new employment and Star Trek. Reengaging with past Star Trek series (mostly Deep Space Nine and Enterprise) has reminded me how much the franchise has affected my life as well as inspired several Star Trek-themed blog posts). So I came across The Klingon Art of War (not an affiliate link), I was curious... Read more »

Book Review: TREKONOMICS - The Economics of STAR TREK

Book Review: TREKONOMICS - The Economics of STAR TREK
Much of my professional career (working with nonprofits, social enterprise, and private clients), as well as my personal philosophy, has been shaped by Star Trek. Whether adopting leadership lessons from Jean-Luc Picard or ethical principles based on the Federation, I have always gravitated towards Trek’s values (second only to those of Doctor Who). So when a recent YouTube video on the... Read more »
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More Nonprofit (and Life) Lessons from STAR TREK

More Nonprofit (and Life) Lessons from STAR TREK
Earlier today, I made a guest appearance on WBEZ’s Morning Shift to discuss the 50th Anniversary of the original series of Star Trek. The idea was simple: discuss the lessons I had learned growing up watching the show. (Really – I came of age during the beginning of syndication, and I’ve not only discussed the show on WBEZ... Read more »

Nonprofit Leadership Lessons from STAR TREK

Nonprofit Leadership Lessons from STAR TREK
Books on nonprofit leadership often run the gamut from very high-level treatises to more down-to-earth entries like The Mission Myth and Who Says It’s A Man’s World? However, in an increasingly complex field, transitioning into nonprofit leadership (as well as social enterprise and other mission-driven leadership) can be a challenge. In fact, for many, it’s a challenge... Read more »

The Final Frontier: Making Data Matter Locally

The Final Frontier: Making Data Matter Locally
Sometimes – just sometimes – there are people working in web development who do it right. One of the big challenges about merging tech and social good is making open data easily accessible and readable. Very few of us (myself included) are able to create web interfaces that allow us to digest information. But much... Read more »
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