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Quality Food, Jobs and the Environment: San Jose’s Burgeoning Circular Economy

May 23, 2019

What if we could improve the environment, create new jobs and provide better quality food for our citizens at the same time? That’s what Valley Verde is…

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CEO and Board Leadership: Xactly and Portland General Electric

May 23, 2019

Our fifth class and mid point of the quarter had two very accomplished people Chris Cabrera CEO and Chairman of Xactly Corporation and Mike Millegan Independent Director,…

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CEO and Board Leadership: Deloitte and Premera Blue Cross

May 14, 2019

Pete Shimer COO Deloitte and Jeff Roe CEO of Premera Blue Cross were our Extraordinary class 4 speakers. Pete is central casting for our class as he…

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CEO and Board Leadership: PAC12 and Weyerhaeuser

May 8, 2019

The speakers for our third class were Larry Scott the Commissioner of the PAC 12! and Dan Fulton long time CEO of Weyerhaeuser and now sitting on…

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CEO and Board Leadership Class: Alaska Air Group CEO and JP Morgan N.W. Chair

April 29, 2019

Our second class had two very special guests. Brad Tilden CEO of Alaska Air Group and Phyllis Campbell Chair of JP Morgan N.W.   Brad of course…

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Neal Speaks to UW Honors students.

April 18, 2019

Neal is talking to some of the students enrolled in the UW Honors program. It a special group of students clearly among the best and the brightest….

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The first day of our Spring Quarter class: The CEO and Board Leadership

April 9, 2019

This Insiders View of Corporate Governance taught to Second Year MBA’s at the Foster School of Business at the University of Washington. Our first distinguished guest speaker…

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Neal Goes Dutch – Part 2

March 13, 2019

Innovation for Humanity In my last blog post, I spoke about some of the challenges facing entrepreneurs and the investment gap in the Netherlands, as well as…

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Neal Goes Dutch – Part 1

March 8, 2019

Does the best innovation in the world come from Silicon Valley? For sure, many good things happen here.  But if you saw my last blog on diversity,…

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The New Year Trilogy 3: Mentoring in 2019

February 24, 2019

In 2018, my investment strategy was geared mostly towards angel and seed investments, as my true passion is mentoring entrepreneurs. And to extend on that, I became…

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