Friday, September 23, 2005

Bill Strickland: What One Man Can Do...

Pittsblog highlights a 1998 article on Bill Strickland and the Manchester Craftsman's Guild from Fast Company Magazine. For an updated view of MCG and Bill Strickland's mission, read this article in the September issue of Inc. Magazine that includes an audio presentation of Strickland's conference presentation.

Strickland, working with former e-bay's 1st employee Jeff Skoll's foundation is working to expand the work and mission of the MCG nationally. With centers already open in San Francisco and on the way in Detroit, the article emphasizes Strickland's his focus on empowerment and education, his love of beauty and how it shapes expectation, and his entrepreneurial approach to philanthropy. Indeed, the MCG started where many companies do...in his basement.

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