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For Impact Ideas | | Tom Suddes

Alert: Everyone in this For Impact world/tribe needs to read the following conversation from the Art of Dialogue in latest issue of Fast Company. It concerns Wendy Kopp and the start of Teach for America.

This is one of the greatest stories I’ve ever read regarding start-ups, funding, social entrepreneurism, transformational gifts and more.

Disclosure: I have admired Wendy Kopp and Teach for America for 20 years. I’ve never met her but I consider her to be a superstar and the ‘face’ of the social entrepreneurial world and, particularly, of education reform.

Here’s the story. Read every word.

If you’ve ever been at one of our Sales Trainings or Workshops or Boot Camps … you will be able to identify at least six things that Wendy did with Ross Perot that you will recognize as ideas or nuggets. Look for them.

One hint: “I am going to be glued to his chair until he says yes.”