Archive for the ‘#seattle’ Tag

Local News | The new Gates Foundation headquarters reflects charity’s roots — and reach | Seattle Times Newspaper   Leave a comment

Part of nearly $3 billion the foundation gives away each year has fed the growth of more than a dozen local institutes devoted to researching malaria, HIV and tuberculosis and developing vaccines. About 30 percent of the grants goes toward U.S. programs, including education and addressing homelessness in the Pacific Northwest.


But most of the funded work ultimately takes place far from Seattle, aimed at diseases and conditions that affect poor people in South Asia and Africa. Gates said the new campus is her personal project, a kind of coming-out party to show the foundation’s global mission is not remote from the local community.

Local News | The new Gates Foundation headquarters reflects charity’s roots — and reach | Seattle Times Newspaper.

Business & Technology | Seattle’s Best Coffee president Michelle Gass turning around brand | Seattle Times Newspaper   Leave a comment

“When we’re in meetings and she says something is a ‘big idea,’ that’s when you know you’ve got it,” said Bruzzo, who remembers Gass using that phrase to describe many ideas during Starbucks’ turnaround — including the notion of using a taste challenge to persuade customers to try its new instant coffee.

via Business & Technology | Seattle’s Best Coffee president Michelle Gass turning around brand | Seattle Times Newspaper.

It is so inspirational to read about the  impact that a person can have in advancing ideas and brands. Strategic thinking coupled with tactical, intuitive implementation works.

Posted May 22, 2011 by arnoneumann in Profiles

Tagged with ,

%d bloggers like this: