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Jim Nowak Discusses Challenge of Balancing Pool Business With Teaching

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  • Date Added : 12/21/2007
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Jim Nowak

  • Founder, Building Futures
  • male
  • Caucasian
  • 1951 (Age: 71 years old)
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Biography

Jim Nowak is recently retired from teaching at Fairport High School. He has spent the last three years rebuilding schools in Western Kenya. He recently began an organization called Building Futures that focuses on school construction in Africa.

Jim Nowak is a graduate of Cornell University.

One of the things that makes or breaks the pool business is the weather which you have absolutely no control over, none, which is ... it's a good thing. I mean in life to be able to realize there's things we cannot control and even the weather guys, they don't even help you because they're wrong ha...(Full transcript available to logged in subscribers.).

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Video 1 of 25 Jim Nowak Discusses Summer Pool Business He Started At Age 15
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Video 2 of 25 Jim Nowak States Pricing Is Always A Work In Progress
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Video 3 of 25 Jim Nowak States Entrepreneurs Are Part Nature and Part Nurture
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Video 4 of 25 Jim Nowak Discusses Challenge of Balancing Pool Business With Teaching
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Video 5 of 25 Jim Nowak Discusses Advantages Of Having The Pool Business
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Video 6 of 25 Jim Nowak Discusses Experience At Cornell and Decision To Go Into Teaching
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Video 7 of 25 Jim Nowak States Getting Outside Your Box Is a Critical Piece To Your Education
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Video 8 of 25 Jim Nowak States Importance of Always Learning
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Video 9 of 25 Jim Nowak States Teachers Can Be Entrepreneurial In Their Approach To Education
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Video 10 of 25 Jim Nowak Shares Beekeeping Anecdote
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Video 11 of 25 Jim Nowak Shares Thoughts On Teaching Social Entrepreneurship Philosophies In High School
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Video 12 of 25 Jim Nowak Draws Parallel Between Social Entrepreneurship and Teaching
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Video 13 of 25 Jim Nowak Shares Thoughts on Kenya
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Video 14 of 25 Jim Nowak Discusses His Project of Building Schools In Kenya
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Video 15 of 25 Jim Nowak States Disappointment That Well-off Americans Aren't More Generous To World's Poor
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Video 16 of 25 Jim Nowak Discusses Challenge of Dealing With Money And Contractors In Developing Countries
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Video 17 of 25 Jim Nowak Outlines How People Can Support His Non-Profit Organization, Building Futures
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Video 18 of 25 Jim Nowak Shares Anecdote Of How A Small Donation Can End Up Supporting a Larger Project
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Video 19 of 25 Jim Nowak States It Isn't Only About What You Do But Who You Do It with
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Video 20 of 25 Jim Nowak States Non-Profits Need To Operate In the Black
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Video 21 of 25 Jim Nowak States Great Leaders Are Hard Workers and Good Listeners
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Video 22 of 25 Jim Nowak States You Only Learn If You Can Be a Leader By Leading
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Video 23 of 25 Jim Nowak States Failure Is Temporary
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Video 24 of 25 Jim Nowak Discusses His Personal Philosophy and Drive
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Video 25 of 25 Jim Nowak States Importance of Developing Self-Sustaining Projects
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