How’s it going? Last week, my capacity and priorities were challenged. One of my teams made it clear that a missing critical role was having a significant impact on the work we were doing. And there wasn’t any shuffling of roles that was going to fix it. We’d tried that a couple of times, didn’t…

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Happy Father’s Day! I’m writing this to you from my couch after an early morning coffee with my father-in-law as he passed through town, and a great brunch with my parents, Rachel and my boys. The day has gotten off to a great start, and I hope yours has as well. On Tuesday of last…

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At the end of this month, 16 entrepreneurs will pitch 10 business ideas to an audience of business and community leaders. If they’re successful, they might land a little bit of grant money, some free feedback or even a new mentor.

But these founders won’t look like those at your standard pitch event. Why?

They’re teenagers.

The 10 businesses pitching are the product of Oasis Venture, a teen entrepreneurship program launched earlier this year in partnership with The Unlikely Co., well-known Nashville entrepreneur Marcus Whitney’s latest venture. The program is hosted by the Oasis Center, an organization focused on outreach to at-risk youth.

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Context: This was written in response to the June 12th act of terror in Orlando, Florida.  Hello my friend, There is no way to make sense of indiscriminate hate. There is no way to find good in the pointless destruction of lives and families at the hands of terror. We have seen it over and…

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