Monthly Archives: October 2016

Redlining on Exhibition

This past weekend, I went with my son and daughter to see an exhibition at the Oakland Museum of California exploring the 50th Anniversary of the Black Panther Party.  Near the entrance was something I had never seen before: It is an original map (from 1933) of redlining illustrated. It was explained by these two […]

Tactics + Strategy | Trump + Clinton

Last night’s Presidential debate in St. Louis was a study in tactics versus strategy. Donald Trump was tactical; Hillary Clinton was strategic. Both achieved their goals. Trump wanted to make it impossible for the Republicans to force him out as a result of his 2005 comments, unmasked on Friday, bragging about sexual assault. His tactic was to […]

It’s No Accident

When I left Opportunity Finance Network (OFN) at the beginning of the summer, several people urged me to take the summer off. I did not know how to do that. I have been working full-time since college. One good friend asked me, “When was the last time you really didn’t work? Not vacations, but not […]

Strategy + Narrative = FiveFour Advisors

FiveFour Advisors takes its name from two sources: First, 5… 4…  then  3… 2… 1. FiveFour Advisors helps organizations establish enduring frameworks for action–whatever they do. We help with the “5” and the “4” so that you will be ready to implement–the 3, 2, and 1. Second, Take Five. All my life, I have loved Dave Brubeck’s Take Five, an […]