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12 01, 2017

What Do Poverty and Climate Change Have to Do with Shoes?

By |January 12th, 2017|blog, branding, personal|Comments Off on What Do Poverty and Climate Change Have to Do with Shoes?

A recent study by the Pew Research Center, Americans have a great standard of living. Yes, we do have inequality in our country. That’s a global issue as well. However, we have more wealth in this country than people living in other nations. According to global standards 56 percent of Americans are considered high income [...]

3 01, 2017

A Common Core Curriculum for Teachers and A Unique Fundraiser for Schools

By |January 3rd, 2017|blog, development, personal|Comments Off on A Common Core Curriculum for Teachers and A Unique Fundraiser for Schools

Some years ago I traveled to Haiti in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake. It was there that I met a woman by the name of Silvia. Before the earthquake, Silvia was living a meager existence with her son, David. She was only earning $2 a day, which is considered extreme poverty. After the natural [...]

12 05, 2016

Sneakers4Funds: A New Way for YOUR School to Raise Money

By |May 12th, 2016|blog, development, personal|Comments Off on Sneakers4Funds: A New Way for YOUR School to Raise Money

“We make a living by what we get…but we make a life by what we give.” Winston Churchill Recently I published my latest book, which is geared to schools, school groups, and youth sports groups. If you’re reading this and are a parent, teacher or school administrator, you can download a free digital copy by [...]

23 06, 2014

From Spikes to Support for the Homeless and Micro-Enterprise

By |June 23rd, 2014|blog, development, news|Comments Off on From Spikes to Support for the Homeless and Micro-Enterprise

  This week, I was going to write a piece about leadership, but I saw the controversy happening in England with Tesco and it compelled me to write about the subject (even if this post runs the risk of seeming to be somewhat self-serving). Tesco is a multinational grocery and general merchandise store that was [...]

22 04, 2014

Citi’s​Voice – How A Former Shoe Salesman Supports Microbusiness In The Developing World

By |April 22nd, 2014|blog, news|Comments Off on Citi’s​Voice – How A Former Shoe Salesman Supports Microbusiness In The Developing World

  By James O’Brien Wayne Elsey had been a shoe man almost all his life. From humble beginnings as a stock boy in a shoe store, Elsey went on to hold leadership roles at a number of shoe companies. And he might have stayed in the shoe business if he hadn’t turned on the television [...]