Author David Grant discusses how mission-driven organizations can go from good to great. And he discusses his experience with reconnecting high school students with the land at Vermont’s famous Mountain School, a semester program which he co-founded in the 1980s. Grant ends with a re-enactment of Mark Twain, which he formerly performed to worldwide audiences.
Traditional economic development has ripped off communities, losing both jobs and money. Economist and author Michael Shuman argues that investing locally can reverse the damage. He proposes how local reinvestment could be a solution in riot-torn Baltimore, which has suffered from massive disinvestment from the inner city.