Build a Coalition
From the onset building a coalition may seem to be a grandiose undertaking worthy of a master tactician, but my experience was the farthest thing from it. That’s because when we think of a coalition we often think of the end product, a group of people allied for a cause. (...)
Harnessing Millennial Power
I was first inspired to start a civic venture while listening to two political partisans debate the Iraq War during a conference panel discussion. I found this debate to be painful, because neither participant cared to listen to the other and wouldn't give an inch to (...)
Advocacy can be daunting, and in this day and age can take many forms. From the formal lobbying of elected representatives to achieve passage of a bill, to online petition made simple by the organization Change.org. For two years, I’ve worked with a colleague to launch a national (...)
Finding a Passion
With so many problems out there in need of a solution, it can be hard to find a way to make a difference. The best way you can put your talents to use may not always be obvious – how do you pick just one problem to solve? You don’t have to. A good place to start is to sign up (...)
I wasn't sure if the show would go on. The students from Wooster Student Union (WSU) an unofficial emerging student organization at the college of Wooster, which was formed to address contemporary issues of the student body, had been working with me since November to host my show FOR PROFIT on (...)
With power comes responsibility. With the ever changing pace of the online world comes the requirement of moving quickly.
The world wide web has allowed many organizations to create projects that require a nationwide team. It has also allowed many startup groups to form between partners where (...)
Although we’re only three months into 2013, this year has quickly morphed from a chance at renewed compromise to a promise of political crisis. While seemingly all politicians agree that the sequester, put into effect on March 1, will dampen the United States’ efforts at economic redemption and (...)
According to a new report by the Pew Research Center, during the Recession Millennials had a little bit less of everything. Surprisingly enough, the Pew research says “the share of younger households holding debt of any kind fell to 78%, the lowest level since the government began collecting such (...)
According to statistics from the National Institute of Mental Health, somewhere around 75% of the population has a fear of public speaking. A large majority of those people say they fear public speaking more than death. Arguably, you really can’t get much more serious than that.
I have always (...)
My experience at the Millennial Leadership Summit can best be summed up into one word: Magical. I’m not talking about the magic that happens when a magician pulls a rabbit out of his hat or makes someone or something disappear. Instead, I’m referring to the type of magic that happens (...)