Month: March 2011

Lost And – Miraculously – Found

As Larry Gallatin, a fellow former Peace Corps Volunteer, and I walked from his car to the Thai restaurant where we were meeting Tariku Belay for lunch on March 16 in Minneapolis, I was feeling a trifle apprehensive.  I’d last seen Tariku in 1967, when I said goodbye to him and the other Ethiopian student, Tesfa

There’s “Smart” And There’s “Smart”

Here’s a scenario that’s all too common.  The CEO of a nonprofit association takes a really well-conceived, handsomely presented strategy for launching the pilot test of a new member service to his board.  It’s a fine piece of work:  documenting the need, articulating the objectives, laying out the action steps involved in getting the new service launched, pinning