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February 24 2014

From beCause » Blog Mon Feb 24 2014, 09:41:25

I am struck by the wisdom of these deceptively simple words by Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel who linked arms with Dr Martin Luther King Jr in the historic 1965 US civil rights march from Selma, Alabama.  They resonate profoundly for me personally and socially.  Six beloved members of my family died in just the last two months, reminding me again to be grateful for every moment as they each are sacred and we never know how many more we have.  For the same reason, I support people throughout the world who yearn "just to be" and "just to live" with greater freedom, dignity and security.  From efforts to end Stand Your Ground / Shoot First laws in the US, to... more

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December 19 2013

From beCause » Blog Thu Dec 19 2013, 13:40:51

I am honored to have Tech-Geekista Nikki Longo write the following guest post on power of social media: "In an eye-opening experiment conducted earlier this year, Facebook encouraged its users to become organ donors. The response was nothing short of a miracle, as organ donor registration increased by 3,012 donors on the first day of the campaign. That uptick accounted for a 2000% increase in daily donor registrations. Today, charitable organizations often use crowdsourcing via social networks like Kickstarter to fund their initiatives. Crowdsourcing in its most basic sense is receiving services, ideas, financial donations, or content by seeking contributions from a large group of people. In recent years, social media has helped nonprofit organizations find that delicate balance of ...

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December 6 2013

From beCause » Blog Fri Dec 6 2013, 09:10:42

When Jerry & I visited Madiba at his Soweto home soon after his release from prison. We were privileged to work with Oliver & Adelaide Tambo, Albertina Sisulu, Albie Sachs and other leaders of ANC Executive Committee while Mandela was in prison. Please write tributes to Mandela in comments below!

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November 2 2013

From beCause » Blog Sat Nov 2 2013, 08:39:37

I am thrilled to live at a time of such rapid and profound changes.  It's like tectonic plates are shifting and we can scarcely envision how this metamorphosis will unfold even while we try to shape it for positive outcomes.  I tingled listening to Richard Seymour who designs for the future and Anton Musgrave who guides people to prepare for it. And, yet, plus ça change: Jennifer Sertl, thought leader on corporate consciousness and author of Strategy, Leadership and the Soul, reminded me that the more things change the more they remain the same. After I extolled her impressive work, she said I "stand on your shoulders."  I told her that we were part of a chain that stretched far... more

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August 23 2013

From beCause » Blog Fri Aug 23 2013, 09:34:56

On August 28 at 3:00 pm EST, 50 years to the hour of the exact time and date when Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave his famous I Have a Dream speech, the King Center is calling on us to reaffirm Dr. King's message of "Let Freedom Ring." Click here to watch speech. The King Center hopes there will be programs in sites globally and they encourage local creativity, like: Arrange to ring the largest bell (and/or as many other bells) in your city, state or nation; Encourage churches, temples, mosques, community centers and schools to ring bells; Create any other activity - small or large - that would have meaning where you live. Please organize some activity in your part of the world... more

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June 11 2013

From beCause » Blog Tue Jun 11 2013, 14:19:23

In 2010 my friend Suzanne Braun Levine published another one of her great books  in which she wrote about being patient with the confusion of the Fertile Void we often experience in later adulthood. By remembering that my powerful sense of unknowing what was to come next for my husband Jerry and me actually had a rich fertility within it, I let go of trying so hard to plan it out and surrendered to not knowing and seeing what might germinate. It was that very year when I was invited to become the first woman to serve as Executive-in-Residence at IMD  Business School. Who could have imagined how sublimely happy we would become in our new life living in a... more

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April 25 2013

From beCause » Blog Thu Apr 25 2013, 03:26:15

I'm honored to have this guest post from Peter Cook, renowned author of five books on business leadership and creativity. In his latest book "The Music of Business", he draws parallel lessons from the world of music and relates them to his MBA and his work as a business consultant. I asked him some questions about [...]

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From beCause » Blog Thu Apr 25 2013, 03:26:15

I'm honored to have this guest post from Peter Cook, renowned author of five books on business leadership and... more

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From beCause » Blog Thu Apr 25 2013, 03:26:15

I'm honored to have this guest post from Peter Cook, renowned author of five books on business leadership and... more

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From beCause » Blog Thu Apr 25 2013, 03:26:15

I'm honored to have this guest post from Peter Cook, renowned author of five books on business leadership and... more

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