Bill Strickland – Manchester Bidwell
Bill Strickland, a three-time Harvard Business School case study and a MacArthur Genius Award winner, founded the Manchester Bidwell Corporation 40 years ago and changed the lives of thousands of disadvantaged urban teens and welfare mothers with his world-class arts centers and career training centers.
He told his story in “Make The Impossible Possible,” and shares with Global X the case of Sharif Bey, an African-American who started in the program at age 13 and now has a Ph.D. in Education.
His advice: "Don’t do it by yourself! This profession can very isolating, it can be very difficult and challenging, particularly because it’s a young field. Surround yourself with individuals of like-mind, of like-energy, to test out your ideas and the quality of your life, your mental health and your physical well-being."