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Dr. King's Lessons in Leadership

Posted by Admin Admin on Wednesday, January 21, 2015, In : Leadership 

While I was in graduate school for my MBA, I read for the first time Dr. Martin Luther King's Letter from a Birmingham Jail from April 16, 1963. This letter may seem like unusual reading for MBA students and mostly dedicated capitalists, as Dr. King's letter addressed themes of leadership and social justice.

After reading the view of local clergy, Dr. King wrote his letter in the Birmingham Jail on scraps of paper and completed it on a legal pad provided by his defense attorneys. It is interes...

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Communications & Leadership - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Posted by John Fees on Sunday, January 15, 2012, In : Leadership 
(Just above this post is a PDF of the Letter from the Birmingham Jail by Dr. Martin Luther King.)

While attending Harvard Business School, I saw many examples of courageous leadership.   Entrepreneurs need courage.  Politicians need courage.  What is interesting to me is that leadership is fundamentally defined by having the courage to express your views - despite opposition, despite fear, despite overwhelming odds.   It is courage that defines leadership. 

One of the best illustrations of exp...
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Facebook - Accidental Billionaires

Posted by Admin Admin on Saturday, November 13, 2010, In : New Ventures 
It is strange to watch Social Network, the movie of Accidental Billionaires by Ben Mezrich.  The movie was entertaining if not also filled with some mistaken narratives.  

One element that stands to be corrected is Mark Zuckerberg's opposition to advertising on the Facebook network.   I don't recall such hesitation, in fact our company at the time Y2M - Youth Media and Marketing Network - executed an exclusive sales organization representation agreement with Facebook.   I recently found the o...
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John Fees John Fees is an entrepreneur, strategic marketing executive and business leader in the fields of affinity, collegiate and partnership marketing. During the course of his career, John has founded and led successful companies specializing in strategic marketing and media, affinity, partnership marketing and financial services. Currently, he serves as the co-founder & managing director of NGI Group. NGI Group is a large shareholder in portfolio companies including GradGuard, MassDrive & MyLifeProtected.