Restoring the California Dream

Lenny Mendonca is a Senior Partner Emeritus of McKinsey & Company. He is a Lecturer on Inequality at the Stanford Business School. He is also the Managing Partner of the Coastside News Group (Half Moon Bay Review). He founded McKinsey’s U.S. state and local public sector consulting practice. He also oversaw their knowledge development, Chairing the McKinsey Global Institute and the Firm's communications, including the McKinsey Quarterly. He served for a decade on the McKinsey Shareholder Council (its Board of Directors). Over the course of his 30 year career he helped dozens of government, corporate, and nonprofit clients solve their most difficult management challenges. He is the Chai

The Man Behind Morganstar Media

Four decades ago at, Randall Morgan was finishing up a Master’s degree at Stanford University, when he was approached by Jane Goodall to assist in the production of a documentary film on her work with gorillas. Since then, Randall and his wife, DeAnna have been traveling the world filming documentaries with their company Morganstar Media. Alan: Can you tell us about your background and how you ended up working with Jane Goodall? Randall: I was a graduate student at Stanford, and had just finished my masters in documentary film, in walks Jane Goodall one day with her husband, Hugo van Lawick, and said we're going to make a chimp films. Somehow I talked him into hiring me as the assistant. Two

Holding the Sun, Poems of Inspiration from the Travels of DeAnna Morgan

Question: Your husband, Randal Morgan, has a documentary film degree out of Stanford, how did get involved in helping with documentaries and what role was that? DeAnna: I always was in the background with the work that he was doing, but then there was an opportunity that I had that I saw come up to direct a film. We were doing a film for Youth Homes, a wonderful organization that helps at risk children. Randal was working on another project and so I said would you mind if I directed the Youth Homes film? So I got to step in and see what it's like to make a film and I found out it's really fun. It's very creative, you do some really interesting things, you meet interesting people, you put it

Service Through Public Health

Dr. Eapen completed his MBBS from Trivandrum medical college in India in 1976 and Pediatric training at Christian Medical College, Ludhiana, India. Dr. Eapen left his kith and kin, the security and familiarity of the country that he was born and brought up and reached the shores of Africa, where he worked as the Director of Pediatric Unit in Agha Khan Hospital in Dar-Es-Salaam, Tanzania in 1980. In pursuit of his passion for reaching out to many more, he accepted an offer to teach in Sub-Sahara, Nigeria, Africa without neglecting to practice for the undernourished children and their parents. He also mastered two native languages-- Swahili and Hausa. In 1988 Dr. Eapen was appointed Health Adv

The Power of Investing With ESG

Peter Kellner is Founder & Managing Partner of Richmond Global Ventures, a venture capital fund investing in disruptive technologies globally and leveraging the 30 country network of Endeavor Global, an NGO he co-founded in 1996 to identify and cultivate the highest-impacting entrepreneurs in the world. He spearheaded Endeavor’s launch—building offices and identifying entrepreneurs—initially in Latin America, the Middle East, and North America. Endeavor is currently pursuing launching Endeavor Canada. After university, as a Fulbright Scholar to Hungary, he founded the Environmental Management & Law Association (EMLA), one of Central Europe’s most influential NGOs in environmental policy and

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