Do things, tell people.

According to Carl Lange, these are the only two things you need to do to be successful, which he (very well) defines as taking advantage of personally interesting opportunities. Matt Swanson wrote a follow-up post with the reminder that telling people about what you do can come in the form of writing, of blogging. I… Continue reading Do things, tell people.

Happy International Women’s Day!

Here’s to all the women who live life to the fullest, those who have paved the way for increased opportunity in the past and present, and those men who have chimed in with their undying support. It is my wish for women worldwide that we continue to raise our voices, proudly work and raise families… Continue reading Happy International Women’s Day!

Does your organization want to know more about your younger donors and volunteers?

Yes? You should make your organization a Millennial Research Project partner! Since 2010, more than 10,000 Millennials have participated in the Millennial Impact Research studies. The Millennial Impact Project is the most comprehensive research on Millennials, covering topics including how they (my generation) connect, involve and support causes. The intent of the research is to… Continue reading Does your organization want to know more about your younger donors and volunteers?

There shouldn’t be a distinction between what’s healthy and unhealthy. Cooking and eating well, meaning deliciously and nutritiously, is not just an issue of access or cost — it’s also an issue of education and understanding, and our government has a responsibility to help with this transition. And as chefs, we have the responsibility to… Continue reading

NYC Green Cart Fresh Food Pack Launches Today

I’m pleased to share with you the Fresh Food Pack, a joint collaboration between the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund, NYC Green Cart Initiative, and the James Beard Foundation. I’ve been working on this over the last several months and I’m very pleased with how everything in this Spring/Summer pack turned out. Great photography, yummy… Continue reading NYC Green Cart Fresh Food Pack Launches Today

Closing America’s Opportunity Gap

I love that democrats and republicans are working together on such an important issue. Political differences shouldn’t compromise anybody’s ability to work, receive quality education, or to live with financial resources; Melody Barnes and John Bridgeland show that these values don’t need to get lost in the political arena. Kudos!Closing America's Opportunity Gap

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41% of Americans believe that young adults have been hit the hardest by the recession. Only a third of 18-34 year olds rate their financial situation as “excellent” or “good.” Young adults working full time have median weekly earnings of $448, about 6 percent less than in 2007. Why we should care: The prospects for… Continue reading OUR TIME translates the news