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Can We Get This Movie Into Every History and Social Studies Class?

a whole lot to say about ethics, families whose values conflict, and prejudice…quality of singing is amazingly high…Japanese-Americans, many of them citizens, were rounded up during the administration of FDR, a liberal Democrat

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Who Will Be Better for Business–Clinton or Trump?

Trump has a record of skipping out on what he owes small businesses, then bragging about how he cheated them. That will be bad for business. I’ve been speaking and writing about business ethics as a key to success since 2002, and he is completely devoid of ethics.

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Why I WILL Vote for Hillary Clinton

A Trump presidency will very quickly displace GWB…as the worst president in history. Trump will be far worse on…I want Trump’s margin of defeat to be so crushing that his movement goes away for 20 or 30 years.

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Hey, Hillary–Listen to the REAL Message

Bernie Sanders said two things worth noting the other day, at the same event. When asked at a Town Hall meeting how to convince Bernie supporters to vote for Hillary if she’s the nominee, he responded, “it is “incumbent on her” to win over his

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Hillary’s Pessimism vs. Bernie’s Optimism

Isn’t it so much better to aim for what you really want and get only three-quarters of the way than to aim for what you think is “achievable”—and still get only three-quarters of the way?

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My Three “Brogan Words” to Inspire During 2016

This may be the most personal and vulnerable post I’ve ever written, particularly when I talk about the second word. Every year, Chris Brogan challenges his huge reader base to come up with three words to provide focus for the

Posted in Corporate Social Responsibility, Eco-friendly, Energy & Sustainability, Entrepreneurship, Environment, Green Business, Innovation, Marketing Techniques and Philosophies, Networking, Peace and War, People Helping People, poverty, Psychology, Shel's Personal Life, Social and Economic Justice Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Visiting the American Indian Movement

fused the causes of environmentalism/protecting land and water/the safe energy movement with those of indigenous rights around the world, and particularly the native peoples of North America.

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Could Nonviolence Stop Nazis?

Nonviolent peace demonstration in Britain

King of Denmark very publicly wearing the yellow star. That’s just one example of hundreds. Many of these incidents had better outcomes than a lot of gun-based responses.

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Finding Successful Ways to Confront Oppressive Behavior

So instead, I thought for a couple of minutes about what type of response would actually be heard and not blocked out—what could actually advance a dialog…And amazingly enough, this actually did open a door for some mild and thoughtful dialog. Not a perfect outcome but one I could feel reasonably good about. I had used the marketing principles I teach, and given the right message for the audience.

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Bush’s and Obama’s Legacies: What’s Your Perspective?

I spent two weeks afterward trying to find out if my ex-housemate from Brooklyn days was OK… BUT Bush made war on Iraq, which had absolutely nothing to do with [9/11]… It was totally predictable that this would only create instability, blow away our foreign allies, and provide lots of recruitment material for terrorists.

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