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Meeting the Infrastructure Challenge Requires Innovative Solutions

(0) Comments | Posted October 4, 2012 | 3:54 PM

Nearly everyone agrees America's crumbling infrastructure is undermining our economy and damaging our competitiveness. The problem, as Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel recently put it, is that when it comes to financing critical infrastructure investments we "can't get from here to there on the old model -- it's broken."...

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How to Pay for Infrastructure

(20) Comments | Posted April 17, 2012 | 3:00 PM

With Congress back in Washington, taking action on a long-term transportation bill is now at the top of the agenda. But when it comes to fixing our nation's crumbling infrastructure, Washington is "just out of money," House Majority Leader Eric Cantor explained in delaying a recent vote on the $109...
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Active Citizenship: How to Cultivate Change in Our Communities

(0) Comments | Posted May 18, 2010 | 9:29 AM

In the business world, a talented, ambitious person can build lucrative new markets through sheer force of will.

There's a direct parallel in the world of advocacy and volunteering: A talented, ambitious person with a big heart and a big idea -- or even a seemingly small one --...

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Get Active: Become an Entrepreneurial Volunteer

(3) Comments | Posted May 4, 2010 | 10:15 AM

Let's say you live in a major American city, and you notice that there's no safe way to cross a certain major highway on your bike. Or you notice that someone has left dangerous construction materials where children might find them. Or you worry that a broken fence in your...

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Active Citizenship: A New Approach to Volunteering

(4) Comments | Posted April 27, 2010 | 10:56 AM

In my last post, I introduced Citizen You, the movement I've spearheaded to encourage Americans to utilize their professional skills to help others. This new kind of volunteering, which has come to be known as "active citizenship," is a fresh, innovative solution to an old problem: Countless busy...

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Introducing Citizen You: A New Kind of Citizenship

(4) Comments | Posted April 8, 2010 | 3:19 PM

This year, millions of young men and women will graduate from colleges and universities in the U.S. Each of them is a trendsetter -- not because of their mastery of the latest technology or their social networking skills, but because they'll graduate with the expectation that joining the workforce won't...

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Travel Promotion Act: A Win for US Economy and Taxpayers

(3) Comments | Posted March 9, 2010 | 5:59 PM

With unemployment remaining high and concerns growing about a jobless recovery, Congress recently passed legislation that promises to jumpstart travel, a critical sector of our economy. Best of all, this "stimulus" plan won't cost taxpayers a single dime - in fact it will actually increase federal revenues and lower the...

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New York, New York

(1) Comments | Posted December 22, 2009 | 9:56 AM

Thirty years ago this year, Frank Sinatra recorded his emblematic song, "New York, New York." Today, the lyrics resonate with New Yorkers, multi-generations of Americans, and the millions who dream of one day visiting or living in the greatest city in the world.

NYC & Company, the city's official...

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Funny Business

(1) Comments | Posted November 10, 2009 | 11:38 AM

New York City can be a funny place. Last week the city was hilarious thanks to the sixth annual New York Comedy Festival, a week-long celebration of stand-up comedy founded by Caroline Hirsh and Andrew Fox. Some of the biggest names in the business like Steven Colbert, Dane Cook, Ricky...

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A Panel of Pros

(2) Comments | Posted October 26, 2009 | 10:17 AM

Recently I was asked to moderate a panel for the Alternative Investment Management LLC annual partners meeting with some of the great legal, political and business minds in the country. There was Bill Daley, the head of J.P. Morgan Chase's Office of Corporate Responsibility and former Secretary of Commerce in...

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Promoting America

(1) Comments | Posted September 14, 2009 | 1:52 PM

Just a few hours before millions of Americans tuned in to watch President Obama make the case for health care reform on Wednesday night, a lesser known piece of legislation scored a major victory in the U.S. Senate by an overwhelming vote of 79-19. The Senate passed the Travel Promotion...

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NYC's Most Active Citizens

(1) Comments | Posted August 17, 2009 | 2:34 PM

There is a movement sweeping our city this week rooted in a commitment to a common cause: active citizenship. Since Mayor Michael Bloomberg's launch of "NYC Service," our city has set out to change the standard for how cities can invigorate people to address their greatest challenges. It is the...

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Beyond the Boardroom: Four Lessons for Season Four

(4) Comments | Posted August 3, 2009 | 12:55 PM

As a hotelier, I know a thing or two about having guests and one thing is generally true -- they stay for a limited time. Well, there was one occasion in my life when I was an invited guest... and I never left. In 2005, as I was finishing my...

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Beyond the Boardroom: 4 Lessons for Season 4

(1) Comments | Posted August 3, 2009 | 11:23 AM

As a hotelier, I know a thing or two about having guests and one thing is generally true -- they stay for a limited time. Well there was one occasion in my life when I was an invited guest...and I never left. In 2005, as I was finishing my first...

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Restaurant Week and the Power of We

(0) Comments | Posted July 13, 2009 | 7:30 AM

NYC Restaurant Week Summer 2009 is upon us. New Yorkers and visitors alike love the tradition of Restaurant Week because it offers diners the opportunity to enjoy more than 250 participating restaurants -- including some of the city's most notable -- at a bargain price. And let's face it, today...

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A Helping Hand For Those Who Work In The Arts

(0) Comments | Posted June 29, 2009 | 7:36 AM

Hollywood star Annette Bening came to town last week. She wasn't shooting a film, accepting an award or even performing on the Great White Way. She was in New York City to kick off a campaign to support the arts--more importantly, the people who work in the arts.

Annette...

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Beyond the Boardroom: My Thoughts on Fatherhood

(5) Comments | Posted June 20, 2009 | 10:02 AM

Last Thursday was another day of heavy rain in New York City. Flashflood warnings remained in effect during a month of record-breaking rainfall most New Yorkers could do without. But despite the downpour, I found my way to an unusual and extraordinary bright spot--not a break in the clouds --...

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The Lost Art of Customer Service: When Chocolates on the Pillow Aren't Enough

(20) Comments | Posted June 29, 2007 | 11:35 AM

Too many businesses complain about today's decline in customer loyalty but ignore the customer revolution that is taking place all around us. They respond simply by trying to boost sales but this ignores the fact that people don't want to be treated like just another financial transaction. To compete in...

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