Rachel Barnhart and the role of action in campaigns

Rachel Barnhart will soon add author to her growing list of talents and experience. The former television journalist is currently promoting a self-published book, Broad, Casted. Barnhart previews the upcoming read as a tell-all about sexism and misogyny inside both media and politics. Barnhart recently challenged and lost to incumbent Assemblyman Harry Bronson in thr…

How successful firms adopt and implement analytics 

The rise of big data and analytics can cause power struggles between functional departments or teams. Mitigating this dynamic requires a willingness to accept what one analyst calls, “Analytics as a meritocracy, where hard science determines the winning solution.”  Successful adoption and implementation also requires buy in from key stakeholders. Winning strategies opt for persuasion…

Stream cleanup underscores requirements for a sustainable society 

Philadelphia-based United by Blue (UBB) conducts commerce connected to the conservation of oceans and waterways. Today, as a participant with their “Cleanup Crew,” Philadelphia’s Tacony Creek provided a visceral example of the long-term consequences of an unsustainable society.  It’s been years since I volunteering for community service with manual labor and decades since Iast picked…

Philadelphia Water provides lessons for community, urban innovation 

The federal government regulates some U.S. cities based on their size and infrastructure to manage storm water. In the city of Philadelphia, these regulations inspired Green City, Clean Water, a 25-year initiative that applies sustainable practices to reduce water pollution and beautify urban communities.  While such projects deliver economic, social, and environmental benefits, associated costs…

It’s about race, because

Brandon Stanton, founder of Humans of New York, doesn’t consider himself a photographer. He prides himself on a more specific talent–drawing out deep and intentional meaning from random connections. Stanton, a 32-year-old white male, relies on these niche abilities to literally support himself.   As a person of color, I couldn’t help but envy Stanton’s…