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First Step Act – Inside Impact

by Robert Wood, Senior Social Media Advisor - The Prison Scholar Fund The First Step Act was a win for what it did accomplish. The Fair Sentencing Act of 2010 was made retroactive and people who had previously served way too much time under the previous unfair crack...

A Wired-to-Win Worldview

By Robert Wood, Senior Social Media Advisor PSF Every living thing is wired to win.  Animals, plants, and humans naturally strive to succeed in various endeavors and tasks right from inception.  Roses grow through cracks in the concrete if necessary, babies use crying...

Knowledge in Action

by Robert Wood, Senior Social Media Advisor - the Prison Scholar Fund Understanding knowledge in action as you experience it from a positive perspective creates a new paradigm in your mind for both the knowledge and the actions which are driven by that knowledge, thus...

The Dream Equation, Part III

by Robert Wood, Senior Social Media Advisor - The Prison Scholar Fund Previously I've discussed the dream equation twice - once explaining what it is and the second time clarifying some of the finer points of actually applying it. For those of you who haven't read the...

The Dream Equation, Part II

by Robert Wood, Senior Social Media Advisor - The Prison Scholar Fund The Dream Equation: knowledge, skill, and application + opportunity and positive human interaction = The fulfillment of your dreams. Understanding the dream equation is essential to your successful...

The Dream Equation, Part I

By Robert Wood, Senior Social Media Advisor - The Prison Scholar Fund The Dream Equation is as follows: Knowledge, skills, and application + opportunity capitalization, and positive human interaction = the fulfillment of your dreams. This equation is somewhat fluid...

The Human Factor and Prisoner Rehabilitation

By Robert Wood, Senior Social Media Advisor - The Prison Scholar Fund In the fast-paced world of today, we must be prepared to adapt to change, not only in technology, but also in the way people think about, receive, and disseminate information. Those emotions are a...

Today’s World, Tomorrow’s Knowledge

by Robert Wood, Social Media Adviser – Prison Scholar Fund In the modern world, just like in ancient times knowledge is power. That power, however, is limited by the accuracy, relevance, and timeliness of the information. Quite often the information we receive from...

Feeling Your Loss

  By Robert Wood, Social Media Adviser - The Prison Scholar Fund This mother day many mothers all across the United States will miss the presence of children lost to gang violence and/or fatal encounters with law enforcement. I don't always know what leads up to...

Approaching Opportunity

by Robert Wood, Social Media Adviser - Prison Scholar Fund Only take on opportunities you are fully prepared to capitalize on or risk squandering the current opportunity, future opportunities, and your credibility. One of the reasons that proper preparation and...

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