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Kauffman executive offers good insights on changing culture

Kauffman Foundation-teknoWe came across this article quoting a top official of the Kauffman Foundation. Among the many insights was this one:

“Culture change is … changing the deep beliefs of a community. You can’t change beliefs without changing attitudes, and you can’t change attitudes without changing people’s behaviors. And the way to change behaviors is to engage them in day-to-day things.”

As I think about the just concluded “Innov865 Week” along with today’s feature article about one of the developers who has reshaped Knoxville’s downtown, I could not help but draw the comparison between what individual like David Dewhirst, Buzz Goss, Mike Hatcher, Faris Eid and others have done to change our beliefs with the more recent undertakings of the “Innov865 Alliance.”


Tom Ballard

By Tom Ballard, Chief Alliance Officer,
Pershing Yoakley & Associates. P.C.

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