When will you realize you aren’t here forever? I had a fun April Fools joke planned for today’s note. That shit is cancelled. Nipsey Hussle was just shot and killed. I’m listening to his triumphant album, Victory Lap, track number 4 “Young Nigga” on repeat. “Staring in the space that you fishing for a phrase…

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When I first started thinking about how to inspire people about entrepreneurship via social enterprise, I was lucky enough to be at the Nashville Entrepreneur Center, where the Social Enterprise Alliance was headquartered. It was 2015, and that January, the Social Enterprise Alliance had named its new CEO, Jim Schorr. Jim had previously been a…

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I’m really excited for this week. This week I will put out two shows on the podcast or the first time. I’m getting the hang of this thing… Both shows will feature my friend, Megan Barry. For those of you outside of Nashville, Megan was the 7th Mayor of Nashville. She was the first woman…

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9/11 sneaks up on me every year. It’s not a day I look forward to, I don’t plan on doing anything particularly different on this day. But it’s impossible for many of us to not reflect on this day, certainly not me. Today, 15 years from the day the unspeakable happened, I have a different…

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Context: This was written in response to the murder of Philando Castile and the subsequent assassination of 5 Dallas police officers in July of 2016. I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty drained. We had quite a week last week in the United States of America. One that continues to show us opportunities in…

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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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