The Breakfast Club: The Past 90 Days at Passport for Good

At what point does an idea become a company?  When you hire a team? When you bring a product to market? When you close contracts?  When sales revenue hits the bank account? When you start to get traction on social media? Scaling a start-up reminds me of the famous 1985 comedy-drama, The Breakfast Club, in Read more about The Breakfast Club: The Past 90 Days at Passport for Good[…]

Is Passport for Good Experiencing The Flywheel Effect?

by Gayle Farman In the famous business book that Jim Collins published back in 2001, “Good to Great,” he introduced the concept of “The Flywheel Effect.” He described businesspeople who persevere – who keep pushing a flywheel persistently and inch it forward little by little. With continued great effort, the flywheel starts to gain momentum Read more about Is Passport for Good Experiencing The Flywheel Effect?[…]

An Important Lesson Learned During My First Year at Harvard

Coming in to my freshman year of college, I thought I’d be entering the STEM world — a world of hackathons, problem sets, and internships. High school experience with startups like Passport for Good had convinced me that computer science or mathematics would be my future. It wasn’t until halfway through my semester, when classwork Read more about An Important Lesson Learned During My First Year at Harvard[…]

Three Cheers for “Selfish” Service

“I’m happy to be a worker bee,” my friend said as we contemplated the latest plea for parent volunteers. “Just don’t ask me to organize anything!” Our daughters, now in high school, had participated in many of the same activities since kindergarten. I can’t even remember if this particular request was for Girl Scouts, or Read more about Three Cheers for “Selfish” Service[…]