joe nathan

Many years ago, a friend explained the “Noah principle” that has help shaped my life for more than 40 years. Then RJR Nabisco CEO and later IBM CEO Louis Gerstner recommended: “No more prizes for predicting rain. Prizes only for building arks.” This idea came up constantly on a 10-day tour of Israel, the West Bank and Occupied territories. I witnessed some of the most disturbing and encouraging things I’ve seen in decades. Several ideas emerged that Minnesotans could use.

Before turning to “building arks,” here are two devastating things I saw and heard:

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