First Idea to Focus on Project Management and Collaborations for academic and cultural organizations, NGOs, and public/private partnerships. For over fifteen years, I have directed big, ambitious, national projects and policy studies. The future of the humanities. The future of democracy. The future of higher education. The future of language education. The future of civil … Continue reading A Shift in Emphasis for First Idea
First Idea Communications is working with the Academy to build grassroots interest among the lawyers; legal services providers; local, state and federal courts; law schools, and others who have been waiting for a detailed overview of the problem to help them make the case for changes, reforms, and innovations in the prevision of legal services.
Former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, a signatory of the American Academy call-to-action, Bridging America's Language Gap, calls for improved language education in an op-ed in the San Francisco Chronicle.
First Idea helped organize this call-to-action as a strategic tool for teachers, translators, proprietors and publishers to use on the own behalf. The lesson: sometimes the best case you can make for yourself is to let your supporters speak for you.
The best communicators aim for what Wallace Stevens once called “the first idea”—the original truth behind their words.