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A 'Flip' Chat With…Nancy Lublin of Do Something

July 06, 2010

(This is the second installment in our "Flip" chat series. You can find others here, including the first with Ami Dar of Idealist.org.)

On a beautiful, cloud-less day in New York City, I dropped by the Do Something office for a chat with CEO Nancy Lublin, founder of Dress for Success and author of the new book Zilch: The Power of Zero in Business. Founded by actor Andrew Shue in 1993, Do Something is a nonprofit organization that helps young people take action to improve their neighborhoods and communities. (You can read a profile of the organization here.)

During our chat, Lublin explained how not-for-profit "rock stars" have made an impact on a shoestring and offered lessons for corporate leaders who want to succeed in the new economy. She also shared her thoughts on the most surprising and "sticky" lessons in the book and offered advice to nonprofits about doing more with less -- or nothing.

Although it's a business book, Zilch is quite sassy. In fact, Lublin suggested readers read it "while listening to [Lady] Gaga in the background."



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(Total running time: 6 minutes, 8 seconds)

For more on Lublin and Do Something, check out this Q&A.

-- Regina Mahone

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Lublin is a great speaker! Nifty branding checklist for anyone: are you the First, the Only, Better, Faster, or Cheaper?

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