The recent “Race Together” initiative from Starbucks — and the criticism it generated — requires us to reflect on the purpose of business. Howard Schultz explained Race Together, saying its objective was “to stimulate conversation, empathy and compassion toward one another, and then to broaden that dialogue beyond just our Starbucks family to the greater […]


Whitney Johnson is a self-described “investor of stocks, people, concepts, and dreams.”  As a former investment banker and author of Dare, Dream, Do, Whitney inspires me and many others (including over 35,000 Twitter followers) with her perspectives on business, leadership, women’s challenges and opportunities, and innovation.  It’s this last topic that I invited Whitney to […]