I'm dedicating my Giving Tuesday #unselfie to the University of Chicago Medical Center and will match any donations made today or tomorrow to this charity.
I was the honoree for the Children’s Aid Society’s (CAS) Annual Benefit this year. It was a first for me, a recognition of my board service but more specifically my deep interest in helping kids in poverty in New York City.
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The Financial Times has recently amended its on-line business model to maintain subscription revenue while opening its walled garden to the general conversation on-line. Any reader can get access up to five articles a month for free. After five articles, you must register, enabling you to read another 25 articles for free. After 30 articles, [...]
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