A local shepherd and his on-the-go flock; three tips to help you stop micromanaging; and the rise of new passionates means a rise in new markets.
Special thank you to all the nonprofits in the Capital Region that submitted their inspirational stories in October and November. We are overwhelmed by the nonprofit stories and are inspired by all that they are doing to make the Capital Region a better place to live and work. The Capital Region’s 2015 Top Ten Most Inspirational Nonprofit winners will be announced on Tuesday, January 6, 2015!
What images does Silicon Valley conjure? Google, Apple, Facebook, and on and on? Mainstays of the world’s hub of technology and innovation? Did a glimpse of Stockton appear in that mix? If the San Joaquin Partnership’s campaign to rebrand the area as Greater Silicon Valley works out, it soon will.
Jeremy Shepherd has been tending to his growing flock since 2009. He sells mutton to local markets but also works his herds as mobile mowers with local farmers in Yolo County.
At my first full-time job after college, the office manager routinely sorted through the recycling box to ensure that tossed junk mail had been cancelled with the sender. If someone from my department did not write the cancellation clearly enough, there was a lecture. This culminated in a 20-minute rant and the ultimate request to track all incoming junk mail, date of cancellation and subsequent mail on a spreadsheet for review. I refused. And then I quit.
Today, new passionates are creating a bigger impact than ever. Quite literally, they are changing the world in their image. And the businesses, nonprofits, community groups and governments willing to support and embrace them can also benefit.