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Summer 2012 – Books in Brief

…drives efficiency.” —Tom Riley   Six Tires, No Plan: The Impossible Journey of the Most Inspirational Leader That (Almost) Nobody Knows by Michael Rosenbaum Bruce Halle, ranked 96 on the…

Protecting Your Legacy

…and appealing about American life. But when donor intent is undermined, it has a chilling effect on giving and takes some of the polish off it,” says Tom Riley, president…

Parenting the Privileged

…your check and graduate you. Money can buy anything you want.” The legacy of great wealth also has the potential to overwhelm young people’s search for identity, a search that…

From Snowy Egrets to Jungle Gardens

…went into the swamps in search of nests of the snowy herons to get some young so that I could try to save these beautiful birds
from being exterminated by the…

Fall 2017 – Battle Creek Alchemy

Prior to chemistry, there was alchemy, the Middle-Age practice of combining mixtures of substances together, along with incantation, in search of elixirs of life. In the modern era we use…

Winter 2016 – Big Bets and the Aspiration Gap

…been a major factor in the popularity of charter schools, and a spur to ambitious school reform. The Fishers bet big, and they had a major effect. Research by the…

John Rockefeller Sr. preview

John Rockefeller Sr.

…of small, scattershot contributions, he preferred to make large donations to institutions that he believed had great promise. “The best philanthropy,” he wrote, “is constantly in search of finalities—a search