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Portland Thorns Core Values

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Elon Musk does it again

Sometimes people complain about product announcements as “vaporware” because they’re just concepts, not ready to ship. If not for Elon’s track record, this promise of traveling to any city on earth in less than an hour would certainly qualify as

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Weekly Report Format

Mark Cuban’s weekly format:  The format is easy I want all bad news first Challenges and issues you need my help with second That’s it For a strong relationship with high levels of trust and connection, this sounds great, especially

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Purpose, People and Culture

Salt & Straw is a company we can all learn from. Not only do they have an amazing product (see a portion of their May menu below), they really care for their people, their culture and their community. This Forbes

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Autism as a gift

It’s easy to think of brain differences or disabilities as a problem, or something to overcome. What about difference as a strength? Complex problems require unique minds | Alix Generous | TEDxABQ

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Visiting My State Representative

I went to visit my state representative last week, a 5 hour trip (including lunch) for a 15 minute meeting, and totally worth it. Why, you ask? I was inspired by what Michael Moore said at the Women’s March in

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Best in the World

From How to Grow Beyond $10M: The one thing we will do better than any other company in the world is _____________. You’ve seen this before, yes? Jim Collins hedgehog concept, etc. And yet, do you do it? If I

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Video: We Must Talk About Race to Fix Economic Inequality

Very thought-provoking video.

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Mixing Business and Politics

There’s been a long and sometimes contentious conversation in the United States about the role of business in society generally and politics specifically. In 2010, for example, the US Supreme Court’s Citizen’s United decision explicitly applied the 1st amendment’s free speech provision to

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What are your side effects?

When Celeste and I married, we both changed our name to Sarvata, which means wholeness or integrity. It means that around us, you get to be exactly who you are. Put another way, by Dave Rendall, author of the Freak

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