Communication, Creative Problem Solving, Uncategorized

The Entrepreneur’s Journey

Yes, it is true--when you decide to make your passion your "job" you don't work another day in life!  There are great rewards to entrepreneurship: in control of your time, meeting influential people, traveling to different places, being given a platform to share your talents.  It does seem that entrepreneurs "don't work...have it easy...happy-go-lucky."  This is an… Continue reading The Entrepreneur’s Journey

Class III, Creative Problem Solving, Knowledge of a Changing Industry

The Guy Called Kevin

Hello!  First, let me explain my name....my real name is Frank Albert Johnson, Jr., from Warsaw, VA, located on Virginia's Northern Neck Peninsula. During the first VALOR session on September 30, 2016, we all were trying to recite names of the newly met class members.  Well, I was called "Kevin"!  So, I figured as an… Continue reading The Guy Called Kevin

Communication, Creative Problem Solving, Education and Awareness, Seminars

I Expect MORE

Virginia, roughly shaped like a triangle (per my fantastic drawing above), is home to two distinct population curves. The more common one, called the Golden Crescent, is home to approximately 6.1 million people, and if it were a state, it would be second in the nation for college degrees, wealth, etc. It stretches from the… Continue reading I Expect MORE

Creative Problem Solving, Inaugural

The past, present and future walk into a bar…

...it was tense. VALOR as I have come to know it is over. True.  There is one more seminar and graduation coming up in July yet, so the VALOR Fellowship for the members of the Inaugural Class is not really over per se.  But, VALOR as twelve passengers in a van commenting on "attempted murder"… Continue reading The past, present and future walk into a bar…

About VALOR, Creative Problem Solving, Inaugural, Political Advocacy

Some numbers from day Seven

Day seven for the VALOR Fellows consisted of lots of travel. Up early and a quick breakfast. Then on the bus for the trip to the airport. Fly, change planes, fly again, another bus and finally the hotel in beautiful El Calafate. Just as the sun sets and reflects off Lake Argentno, today's travel provided… Continue reading Some numbers from day Seven