Once again we skied at Liberty, near Gettysburg. We go there often, because we have a lot of good friends there and it is the closest drive from Washington DC. But its sister area, Whitetail, is also excellent, with some longer, steeper runs.
Concerned with the growing problem of gun violence in Newark, Jessica Mindich decided to think of a creative way to repurpose guns into jewelry: "There's an issue of illegal gun violence in Newark, and I saw an opportunity to help a city."
I wanted nothing more than to jump out of my bed, grab my phone, and text someone as fast as my chubby little fingers would allow. As with so many other scenarios like this, my cerebral palsy didn't present me with that option.
As a young man, Ted Wiard had an ideal life. He married his high school sweetheart, worked as a schoolteacher and tennis coach in his picturesque hometown of Taos, New Mexico, and became the father of two beautiful daughters. Suddenly, everything changed.
From the private sector and even sometimes between NGOs, you have to be ready for a large pay cut. Every time I've changed organizations, I've taken a 40 percent pay cut, returning each time roughly to my original salary as an entry-level management consultant.
On New Years eve, I celebrated the tremendous breakthroughs we witnessed in mental health in the blog, Dreams Came True in 2013. Now, a week later, the nightmare of this public health emergency wakes us up once again.
While thinking about the over 21,000 homeless people in Chicago struggling to find ways to stay warm and avoid bed bugs, I set out to begin an online fundraising campaign and the #CHIberiaChallenge was born.
I can't speak for every drummer, but for me the process of drumming enables creativity and helps me foster innovation and advance thought-leadership. Studies show that drumming produces deeper self awareness by inducing synchronous brain activity.
This means that companies that will thrive are those who succeed in making (food) products that are both affordable and sustainable. In other words, companies who successfully prices until the retail price is the True Price.
Yes, crowdfunding and social media have taught nonprofit staffs how to convey great stories to pull donors' heartstrings to open wallets and purses. However, the information age also yields more vigilant contributors who want to be reassured.
As the year comes to a close, I wanted to share my most personal impactful images of 2013 -- some never published until now -- and tell the story of the people in them, their participation in Techbook Online's progress and the place we share, together.