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A Conversation With an Artist, Part Two

By B. Kim Barnes, Barnes & Conti CEO This is the continuation of the conversation I had with Sharon Walsh, a jewelry artist from the area around Donegal in Ireland. With the unique challenges we face, artists like Sharon Walsh

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The Fire this Time: A Metaphor for 2016 (and 2017)

by B. Kim Barnes Reprinted from LinkedIn, published on November 12, 2016 Twenty-five years ago, my house burned, along with 3000 others, in a huge firestorm that struck the hills of Oakland and Berkeley in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Envisioning that Inspires: MLK’s Dream

  When I have asked participants in our Exercising Influence program for examples of “envisioning,” MLK’s “I Have a Dream” speech is always cited. And each time I read the speech – some of which was improvised – I am

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