During his career Jim has served on numerous not-for-profit boards at the local, national, and international levels and chaired several of them. Much of his international involvement has been through Goodwill Industries, and for the past decade he has helped start new Goodwill organizations in South Korea.
At the local level, Jim is a member of the Board of Visitors of the Indiana University Kelley School of Business - Indianapolis, and the Board of Governors of the Economic Club of Indiana.
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When I was 17, I thought I knew a lot. Throughout my adult life, though, the more I’ve learned, the more I’ve realized how little I know. I figure if that process continues long enough I will eventually reach the … Continue reading
I once heard a newspaper publisher make a speech in which he bemoaned the fact that people didn’t really understand the newspaper business. I thought about this a bit and came to the conclusion that any of us could probably … Continue reading
Forty years after starting my Goodwill career, I attempted to summarize on one chart the essence of what I have learned about the ingredients necessary to sustain organizational success over a long period of time. Here’s a brief explanation of … Continue reading
As I am writing this, Indianapolis – my home for nearly 40 years – is still basking in the overwhelming success of hosting Super Bowl XLVI. Those who led the multi-year effort did a magnificent job planning and executing a … Continue reading
“Continuous improvement,” one of our Five Basic Principles, has become so ingrained in our organization’s culture that our people implement countless relatively modest, incremental improvements throughout Goodwill each year. Cumulatively, those mostly small improvements make an enormously positive difference in … Continue reading