Make the Impossible Possible One Man's Crusade to Inspire Others to Dream Bigger and Achieve the Extraordinary

ISBN-10: 0385520557
ISBN-13: 9780385520553
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Book details

List price: $17.99
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/20/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

BILL STRICKLAND is CEO of Manchester Bidwell, a jobs training center and community arts program. At Manchester Craftsmen Guild, he offers programs in ceramics, photography, and painting to hundreds of kids a year, ninety percent of whom get high school diplomas and enroll in college. And at the Bidwell Training Center, adults receive training in professional careers such as the culinary arts, pharmacology, and horticultural technology, through partnerships with major corporations in the area. The center includes a 350-seat jazz auditorium, a 40,000-square-foot greenhouse covering half a city block, a state-of-the-art chemistry lab, a full-scale ceramics department, and a culinary institute. As a result of his work, Strickland has received a MacArthur Fellowship “genius” grant, has lectured at Harvard Graduate School of Education, has served on the board of the National Endowment for the Arts, and he and Manchester Bidwell have been the subject of three Harvard Business School case studies. He lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

From the Ghetto to Harvard Business School
Growing Up
A Dream Is Born
Expanding Our Mission
The Secret to Success
Impossibility Thinking
The Power of Passion
Swing
Reach
Purpose
Index

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