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I don't know about you, but my shower blesses me with amazing ideas. Convincing others of their brilliance, though, doesn't always happen so fluidly. Let's be honest, for many of us "cerebral-types," the thought alone of having to explain yourself to hundreds of onlookers could result in discrediting bright ideas long before they ever get to that point.

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My Message to Naysayers in the Nonprofit World

First prototypes are not perfect, and ideas will always have naysayers, but the one should embrace this rather than letting it defeat her.

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Not Possible Foundation: How to Take on the Seemingly Impossible

The Not Impossible Foundation is a nonprofit organization that takes ideas thought to be impossible and works to make them a reality.

In business and in life, I have a hot button. After 40+ years I am clear about that.

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Idea: Give Prostitutes Amnesty to Catch a Serial Killer

Might making prostitutes and their clients unafraid of police lead to a serial killer's arrest?


The photo above is of Megan Waterman with her daughter, Lily. Waterman was 22 last year when, after going out one night to work as a prostitute, she was killed. Her body was dumped along with three others on a beach in Long Island. Like Waterman, the three other murder victims had advertised themselves as escorts on Craigslist, leading police to believe they may have a serial killer on their hands.

The problem with trying to catch a killer who kills prostitutes is twofold: Firstly, the public and the authorities frequently don't attack crimes against sex workers the way they do crimes against people in other professions. The prostitute's violent death is seen by many as a penalty for a dangerous life of "sin"—she shouldn't have been a hooker.

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