How the National Geographic Society could create a new blueprint for journalism
One of our first episodes will feature an interview with Dan Pollatta, an expert in nonprofit sector innovation and the founder of Pallotta TeamWorks, which invented the multiday AIDSRides and Breast Cancer 3-Days. In the excerpt below, Dan explains why failing to "live your truth" is not not only an existential danger for individuals, but a perilous path for businesses too:
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Meet The NGS Trustees
The National Geographic Society, a 501(c)3 tax-exempt entity, has no stockholders. No labor union. No oversight by its own members. And no family trust that serves as the guardian of the Brand. That responsibility belongs solely to one group — the 21 members of the Society's Board of Trustees:
"With every transaction, publishers are mining and exporting a rare resource: trust. Those deals will not save the media industry. They will, in a matter of years, destroy the media industry: one boatload of shit at a time."
Rupert Murdoch's News Corp is the majority owner of the (very lucrative) National Geographic Channel.
Dear John: Let’s Talk
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