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The many hats of world changers

  By Tom Peterson Do you see yourself in here? You are needed. No matter who you are you have some gifts, some talents, some skills to lend to some cause. Look for yourself in the following list: The one with ideas, with creativity. The one who can borrow an idea they saw somewhere else. […]

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Dismantling Confederate symbols

  Let’s commit to oblivion these symbols & what they stand for   By Tom Peterson Last week riding with some friends in North Carolina we passed a Confederate flag proudly flying along the highway. It was a jarring reminder that Jim Crow is alive and well. But it wasn’t surprising. After all, I do […]

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Finish that last mile

“It ain’t over ‘til it’s over.” —Yogi Berra By Tom Peterson If you or your group have a past littered with unfinished efforts you’re not alone. Many of us face this challenge of starting things but never getting the benefits because we didn’t make it to the finish line. All that’s left is a half-cooked […]

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Tererai, the improbable story of Oprah’s “favorite guest”

How one guy’s simple goal, and one woman’s determination led to Oprah’s “all-time favorite guest”   By Tom Peterson Ray White’s 30-year journalism career and passion for the cause made him a great, though unassuming, leader of public relations much of the time I was at Heifer International. While the team was small—Ray, an associate […]

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10 ways to be audacious (and change the world)

­   By Tom Peterson The meek have never changed the world. If you want to make the world better, give yourself permission to be bold, learn to be audacious. Daring and audacity for their own sake make no sense. But to address today’s urgent challenges half-hearted actions are not enough. Move toward bold goals […]

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