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On Students and Dreams

The 111th Congress ended 2010 with one of the most highly productive lame-duck sessions.  However, one bill Congress was not able to pass was the DREAM ACT, effectively shutting the door of opportunity for thousands of students in the U.S. who came illegally but who desire to stay and... Read more

New York City Schools and Performance Management

After more than eight years, New York schools chancellor Joel Klein recently resigned. Since the announcement, much debate has taken place about the impact he has had in New York, and about Cathie Black, the successor appointed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg. During Klein’s tenure, NYC saw important... Read more

It is a Happier New Year

If you are like me, there is a certain amount of depression that comes after the holiday season - its back to life as usual. What I miss most is the heightened focus on giving to others. This year I am happy to say that was not the case, as this marks my first new year with FSG. At FSG the... Read more

Jan 10, 2011

Leveling Up: Socially Responsible Digital Media

This week, with business news abuzz about the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show, The Wall Street Journal reported that video game company Nintendo is on the defensive after issuing a health warning that young children shouldn’t play its new portable game console, the 3DS, because the 3D imaging may negatively affect visual development. Nintendo’s president is quoted in the article as saying, "We are being proactive about informing our customer, even though it may not necessarily be positive for our sales." As a fan of Nintendo (maker of Wii), and a believer in the potential of digital media to create social transformation, I think it’s time for some bolder thinking about how leading digital media companies can create corporate shared value. Read more

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