Koch Bros Ad

The script paired with the overly-earnest voice makes me think it’s nearly a Saturday Night Live parody. You can read about and view it here. Thoughts?

Wall Street Women by Melissa Fisher

On the heels of recognizing the Women of Note, I learned that my friend Melissa Fisher‘s book, Wall Street Women, is now out. From Publisher’s Weekly: In the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, even as the media celebrated women as potential saviors of the economy, the financial world had removed women from senior Wall…

This Thursday: Local Government Collaboration: Are We There Yet???

The last several months have been extraordinarily busy ones for me as I find and hit a groove with my work at The Civic Commons on behalf of the EfficientGovNetwork.  You can check out what Jill built, with some very excellent assistance from the Civic Commons team, here and can join us in person to…

(Updated) Inside Business Mag’s Top 10 Under 40: Nine men, One woman? Really?

UPDATE: I’ve been asked to offer some ideas on who I would put on this list. I’ll do that but also make suggestions about who IB should be sure they’re asking, especially since the NEO business community is one with which I’ve probably had the least interaction over time.  Who would you suggest?? Please email…

Oh Yea! Ohio is Poster Child for Problems of For-Profit Charter Schools!

From the Indianapolis Star article, “Can private companies turn around failing schools?” So why do states consider this [for-profit charter schools] route? Mathis said it’s good politics. “It’s pretty much across the board that these things do not work, but that doesn’t keep them from being politically popular in some places,” he said. “It looks like, ‘By…

Advocacy Loves Company in OH: Clean Air Act Benefits Small Biz Owners, Economy

Stefanie Spear, a resident of Chagrin Falls, owner of Expedite Renewable Energy and founder of EcoWatch, got her essay, “Why I’m Going To Washington” (posted here on Green City Blue Lake – a great NE Ohio blog) published in both the Chagrin Valley Times (with the headline, “Clean air is paying off”) and in the…