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December 17, 2005

Digital Divide Activist Randal Pinkett Becomes the Apprentice

Filed under: Digital Divide — Andy Carvin @ 8:24 pm

Randal PinkettThursday night, millions of people watched the the live finale of Donald Trump’s reality TV show, The Apprentice. The winner was none other than Randal Pinkett, the former Rhodes scholar, IT entrepreneur and digital divide activist. Randal’s been active in CTCNet for a long time, so I usually get to see him each summer at the CTCNet conference. I can only imagine that the next time he attends he’ll have more groupies than usual because of his newfound (and well-deserved) stardom.
There are few people in life I’ve met whose first impression made me think “natural born leader.” Randal is one of them. I’m so happy to see he’s captured the big prize on The Apprentice, but if you ask me, he didn’t need it. Randal’s passion on issues related to the digital divide and minority entrepreneurship in the IT sector is infectious and inspiring. Even without the notoriety, there’s no doubt we’ll see bigger and brighter things from him. Now we’ll just have to share his leadership with the general public. :-)
Congratulations, Randal – you’ve done us proud…. -andy

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