Handing Down Life Lessons to Middle School Graduates

Handing Down Life Lessons to Middle School Graduates

Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts spoke at his son’s middle-school graduation last month. But instead of wishing his young listeners wealth, happiness and good fortune — as cliché-laden commencement speeches often do — Roberts opted for the antithesis: From...
The Awesome Power of Community College

The Awesome Power of Community College

Earlier this spring I delivered the commencement address at Parkland College, a two-year community college in Champaign, Illinois. As a supporter and admirer of Parkland, I was incredibly honored to be doing this for Parkland’s 50th commencement, especially since I...
A new business is born, and so is a force for good.

A new business is born, and so is a force for good.

On May 1, my new payment processing company, Beyond, was launched. While Beyond is committed to providing its business customers with leading technology, transparent pricing and world-class service, it is also committed to its philanthropic beneficiary — Give...
Robert Carr and Dirk Johnson on WGN Radio

Robert Carr and Dirk Johnson on WGN Radio

Robert Carr and co-author Dirk Johnson join WGN Radio’s Rick Kogan to discuss their new book, Working Class to College: The Promise and Peril Facing Blue-Collar America. They tell Rick about the benefits of working towards a college degree and advise on how to...