Archive for June, 2011

Kaizen Issue 17

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

In our latest issue of Kaizen we feature an interview with John Allison, former CEO of BB&T Corporation. Under Allison’s guidance, BB&T has become one of the top financial services companies in the world. He was nominated by MorningStar as one of the best CEOs in 2008.

Also featured in Kaizen are student essay contest winners Jennifer Harolle, Alyssa Baggio, Derek Garcia, the Walhout Prize in Philosophy winner, Nathaniel Branch, and guest speaker Dr. David Henderson.

A PDF version of Kaizen is available here. We will soon post separately the full interview with Mr. John Allison.

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Trailer for Mary Mazzio’s New Film “The Apple Pushers”

Monday, June 20th, 2011

THE APPLE PUSHERS, narrated by actor Edward Norton and underwritten by the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund, is the latest film from writer/director and Kaizen interviewee Mary Mazzio. The film follows immigrant street cart vendors who are rolling fresh fruits and vegetables into the inner cities of New York (where finding a fresh ripe red apple can be a serious challenge.) These pushcart vendors (who all have immigrated here from all parts of the world for different reasons and who have sacrificed so much to come to this country (near death crossing the Mexican border, as an example) — are now part of a new experiment in New York to help solve the obesity crisis in the inner city. COMING SOON