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Something that stuck out to me at the Museo de Arte de Lima (MALI) was its education on art as a tool to impose new ideas, cultures, and beliefs. I mean, I know art has been used for propaganda. We’ve all seen the posters from WWI and WWII. But, I didn’t KNOW. In that, using paintings could be used for the same purpose. We were brought in school to believe art always had provocative, but…
Tax law gives me anxiety. In fact, I cathartically cut up my tax code PROMPTLY after finishing my mandatory tax law course. But it’s important to the work we do, and there have been some major updates over the last few months. If you run anything (business, nonprofit, social enterprise, etc.) there’s something below that you’ll want to pay attention to. Final Decisions and Laws on Opportunity Zones Early December the IRS finalized proposed regulations.…
If you know anything about me, you know I love a trip. More specifically, I love a trip that lasts longer than a week. One of the many reasons I started micro-sabbaticals at the end of each year. Last year was Italy, and this year it was my mission to get to South America. For no particular reason (at least consciously) Peru stuck out to me. After looking into the social enterprise scene there, I…
If you know anything about me, you know I love a trip. More specifically, I love a trip that lasts longer than a week. One of the many reasons I started micro-sabbaticals at the end of each year. Last year was Italy, and this year it was my mission to get to South America. For no particular reason (at least consciously) Peru stuck out to me. After looking into the social enterprise scene there, I…
I had my mind blown at an exhibit yesterday (shout to the education docent Christina). In Espacio Reverso, Photographer Camila Rodrigo features a beautiful picture of moss-covered rocks in a stream somewhere, I think Sweden. The photo (above) is about one story high and set against the Museum’s pond and garden. The premise behind the show is that we use the terms “landscape” and “nature” synonymously. But landscapes (in the artistic sense) are constructs…
I read about birds to understand how I can work more collaboratively on a specific project. I look into ancient myths to better understand how a client can tell a story. Or, I look deeper into a case study on mold growth to see if there are lessons on virality. I’ve always been this way, and the people I hold closest to me operate pretty similarly. We read everything (my Goodreads list is at 300…
The biggest crime my clients commit against themselves, and their positive impact, is censorship. But it’s not for lack of good intent. In fact, they do it because that’s what they’re told to do. Too many ideas make them look naive, unprofessional, and is a sure sign they don’t know what you’re doin’. How We Plug Up Positive Impact How does this happen in practice? Let’s say there’s a nonprofit executive that realizes the services…
The biggest crime my clients commit against themselves, and their positive impact, is censorship. But it’s not for lack of good intent. In fact, they do it because that’s what they’re told to do. Too many ideas make them look naive, unprofessional, and is a sure sign they don’t know what you’re doin’. How We Plug Up Positive Impact How does this happen in practice? Let’s say there’s a nonprofit executive that realizes the services…
Yes! Holiday season is upon us! You’ve probably bookmarked a dozen Black Friday sites and eaten several “last pieces” of candy you weren’t supposed to have in the first place. Nothing wrong with either, they’re official starts to the season. But, what are you doing with this time to move forward? The country tends to slow down a bit the week of Thanksgiving, allowing us a chance to create space. Space for reflecting, space for…
Admittedly, this isn’t something I have to worry about. But I know that quite a few of you are heavy on social media or have a bit of a following. The infamous Kim K debacle put social media disclosure on the radar of many folks. If you didn’t hear about it, the FTC sent Mrs. K a nice letter after she continued to endorse products without disclosing the relationship she had with the brands. Since…