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First major article in Spanish featuring book and its stars

A few weeks back I received a phone call from Arturo Varela, a journalist from Philadelphia. He was looking to do a feature story profiling Latinos leading green businesses for his paper Al Dia. Imagine his delight when he discovered … Continue reading

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The Two by 2020 Mentoring Challenge

It came to me tonight on an airplane, the answer to the “What can each of us do?” question about improving today’s dismal higher education levels of American Latinos. The need for ALL college-educated Americans to understand the gravity of … Continue reading

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About that distribution quandary

I was asked today by a friend on Facebook “What did you end up deciding on the book distribution quandary?” Here’s the answer, in short form: I said no to the national book distributor that wanted to sign my title. … Continue reading

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The first signed copy of my book goes to

….truck driver Otis who delivered half of my books today to our storage facility. See, we have such tremendous entrepreneurial spirit in this country –you just have to slow down and talk to people to learn that. As he unloaded … Continue reading

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Keeping it Real Beyond Earth Day

Now that the hype of Earth Day is behind us, it’s time to reflect on this event’s origin and real purpose: teaching young people about resource protection and practicing resource protection. It’s time to keep that element going all year … Continue reading

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Changing and Saving Young Lives by Encouraging Entrepreneurship

One of the blessings of this project to publish Latinnovating has been the extraordinary network of people that has come into my life. Last fall I met with Krista Katsantonis, Executive Director of the Bay Area office of the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship. … Continue reading

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Spotlight on a Future Environmental Entrepreneur

When I spoke at Texas State University – San Marcos a few weeks ago, I met Janet Hale, J.D., Senior Lecturer in the Department of Finance and Economics. She is also the sponsor of the Net Impact Student Organization. Janet … Continue reading

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Latinnovating Stars Shining Brightly

It’s a wonderful thing when the people you’ve interviewed for a book get written up here and there. The ten entrepreneurs, innovators and change agents who star in Latinnovating are showing up more and more in the mainstream blog-sphere and … Continue reading

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Please weigh in on my book distribution quandary

I had quite the education last week about processes and realities I didn’t want to know much about. It revealed to me, at a very personal, soul-searching level, just how difficult it is to break from the status quo while … Continue reading

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Blogging in Spanish for the Natural Resources Defense Council

In December I had a meeting at NRDC’s San Francisco headquarters with Adrianna Quintero, Director of Latino Outreach. I shared some of the stories about the environmental entrepreneurs from Latinnovating; she immediately recognized their uniqueness and potential impact. She graciously … Continue reading

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