Today we had the pleasure of listening to Garrett Ross, the CEO of Mobelux, a start-up based in Richmond, VA, talk with us regarding business leadership. Mobelux was originally started with the intention of being a software company, eventually morphing into a services and product development company. It seems that Garrett’s company began to grow through . . . → Read More: A lecture on business leadership
Always remember: “if the post is a dud, don’t be sad, because the next cloud you see might look like a dancing Michael Jackson.” Indeed, Scott Wise, director of interactive media at CBS 6 in Richmond, Virginia, explained the phenomena of unexpected virality regarding news in the medium of television. CBS 6, the first television station . . . → Read More: A visit to CBS6
Join us for a Google Hangout on social media measurement with the “Queen of Measurement” Katie Paine, co-author of “Measuring the Networked Nonprofit.” It will start on July 20 at noon ET in the window below. Tweet your questions for Katie Paine with the . . . → Read More: Google Hangout on Social Media Measurement with Katie Paine
On Friday July 17, we had the pleasure of learning from Ms. Myra Smith, the CEO of Leadership Metro Richmond (LMR). She discussed the changes that transformed the diversity in leadership in Richmond. LMR was created to build a better understanding for informed decisions to produce unselfish service. They focus on connecting, educating, and inspiring. Leadership quest . . . → Read More: Learning from Leadership Metro Richmond
Tonight the IYLEP students and VCU students (and various other guests) gathered in the lobby of the Cary and Belvidere Residential College for a potluck dinner. Many people brought delicious dishes from all backgrounds and traditions. While it was a fun, social experience it also ended up being educational.
￼During the dinner we enjoyed talking with a few . . . → Read More: Dolma & hotdogs: our annual pot luck!
In the United States, we are raised with a certain stigma regarding the Middle East and the culture that surrounds it. Most of us only know what we see on the news about what goes on in one of the oldest cultures of the world; what we see and learn is mostly comprised of violence, intolerance and . . . → Read More: Learning about Iraq