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August 27, 2019

Profiles in Candor: Toni Morrison

When Toni Morrison died on August 5, our world lost one of its greatest candid voices. Morrison, who won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1993, was not only a gifted writer and storyteller; her voice was the…

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August 15, 2019

Profiles in Candor: Doctors Take On Gun Violence

Gun violence is a terrifying epidemic in America. Schools, churches, movie theaters, stores, concerts, festivals – each the site of recent domestic terror. But consider that those tragedies represent less than 1% of gun-related deaths in our nation…

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July 29, 2019

Profiles in Candor: US Congressman Gerry Connolly

US Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-Va) is known to demonstrate his passion for many issues. However, the humanitarian crisis with the separation and treatment of children in detention centers at the southern border brought about a fiery reaction from…

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July 18, 2019

The Lost Art of Knowing BS When We See It

Critical thinking – our ability to differentiate valid information from BS – is rapidly dwindling into a lost art. Today’s digital media makes it harder than ever to weed through the masses of “information” – every blogger, tweeter…

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June 26, 2019

Profiles In Candor: Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright

On a Friday evening in May, I had the tremendous opportunity to moderate an interview with former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. Her candor on all things big and small is part of what makes her one of…

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June 18, 2019

Profiles in Candor: Rodney Robinson, 2019 National Teacher of the Year

Richmond’s own Rodney Robinson was selected as the 2019 National Teacher of the Year. The program is the oldest and most prestigious honor recognizing excellence in education. Robinson is a 19-year veteran and has been published multiple times…

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May 28, 2019

Power: Takeaways from the Gazelles ScaleUp Summit

It’s becoming a tradition of the best kind – one that offers an opportunity to share something good. Here’s the round-up of the most profound statements I heard during the Gazelles ScaleUp Summit in Atlanta this month. This…

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May 20, 2019

Profiles in Candor: Thomas Haynesworth

Thomas Haynesworth’s name may not be familiar to you. His story is hard to digest and the outcome is unbelievable. Haynesworth served a 27-year prison sentence for crimes he did not commit. He was mistakenly identified by multiple…

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April 23, 2019

Profiles in Candor: Tony Bennett

Tony Bennett led the UVA men’s basketball team to win the NCAA Championship. Tony’s excellence in coaching this sport is proven and outstanding. But winning at that level takes so much more than knowledge of the sport and…