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Awethu: Imported to Detroit?

By Michael Gordon on April 25, 2012 2:36 PM As anyone reading this space knows (anyone? anyone? I can read your comments if you click the “(No) Comments” link above, you know), I’ve been thinking a lot about Detroit. And I think it’s fair to say that, once foreign cars began to arrive in the […] Read More

Detroit, Bar BQ, and Ponyride

By Michael Gordon on April 11, 2012 5:09 PM 2 Comments Phillip Cooley opened a restaurant in Detroit, Slows Bar BQ. Slows anchors a block in Detroit’s Corktown, a row of shops which  is changing from seedy to hip. Cooley opened Slows with some backing from his parents,  his own carpentry skills, and the sweat equity of his […] Read More

A World of Empathy

By Michael Gordon on April 4, 2012 11:57 AM 1 Comment I spent last week at the Skoll World Forum in Oxford, a gathering of social entrepreneurs bent on changing the world.  Ask them what’s on their mind, you will often hear “scale.”  After all, isn’t helping more people better than helping fewer? (And to […] Read More