A Partnership to Further Advance Service-Disabled Veterans in Employment and Entrepreneurship

When we announced last week that the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF) has formally partnered with the US Business Leadership Network (USBLN®) with the focus on service-disabled veterans in employment and entrepreneurship, it was a welcome milestone. Our organizations have worked on parallel paths for many years in relation to … Continue reading “A Partnership to Further Advance Service-Disabled Veterans in Employment and Entrepreneurship”

From War to Wall Street

The transport mission from Baghdad in April 2002 was just like any other for Fred Phelan, an experienced aircraft navigator in the U.S. Air Force. That was until an explosion violently rocked his C-130 turbo prop cargo airplane. Phelan and his crew had been ambushed by rocket fire and a surface to air missile, causing … Continue reading “From War to Wall Street”

While We’re Getting People with Disabilities Back to Work, We’ve Still Got Some Ways to Go

BusinessWeek.com published an article, Getting People with Disabilities Back to Work (July 6, 2011), that started off with the right message. It referenced several Fortune 500s (AT&T, Cisco Systems, Microsoft, Walgreens) that are trying to employ the disabled. Still, out of all the companies mentioned, Walgreens is the only company that’s able to speak about tangible … Continue reading “While We’re Getting People with Disabilities Back to Work, We’ve Still Got Some Ways to Go”

In Praise of StartUp America

This is my new favorite quote: “Everyone deserves a chance to change the world.” It was spoken by Austan Goolsbee, Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, in his remarks at the White House StartUP America Partnership announcement, which I attended last week in Washington, D.C. As a social entrepreneur and advocate for people with … Continue reading “In Praise of StartUp America”