Monthly Archives: November 2008

Whatever It Takes | Notes & Review

Paul Tough. Whatever It Takes: Geoffrey Canada’s Quest To Change Harlem and America. Houghton Mifflin, 2008. Geoffrey Canada on Charlie Rose. Geoffrey Canada on Oprah, pt.1, pt.2. Geoffrey Canada at Harvard Kennedy School’s Center for Public Leadership. “Going Big” on

Whatever It Takes | Notes & Review

Paul Tough. Whatever It Takes: Geoffrey Canada’s Quest To Change Harlem and America. Houghton Mifflin, 2008. Geoffrey Canada on Charlie Rose. Geoffrey Canada on Oprah, pt.1, pt.2. Geoffrey Canada at Harvard Kennedy School’s Center for Public Leadership. “Going Big” on

From Victim to Heroine

This video from Nicholas Kristof tells another story of courageous hope and victory through oppression. Be inspired, and add another heroine to your list of role models. Thank you, Kristof, for your “journalism of justice.” There seems to be very

From Victim to Heroine

This video from Nicholas Kristof tells another story of courageous hope and victory through oppression. Be inspired, and add another heroine to your list of role models. Thank you, Kristof, for your “journalism of justice.” There seems to be very

Doing Good, Departing from Evil: Research Findings in the Twenty-First Century

Carole J. Lambert, ed. Doing Good, Departing from Evil: Research Findings in the Twenty-First Century (American University Studies VII: Theology and Religion). Peter Lang Publishing: November, 2008. Though this book is yet to be made readily available, I’m doing my

Doing Good, Departing from Evil: Research Findings in the Twenty-First Century

Carole J. Lambert, ed. Doing Good, Departing from Evil: Research Findings in the Twenty-First Century (American University Studies VII: Theology and Religion). Peter Lang Publishing: November, 2008. Though this book is yet to be made readily available, I’m doing my

Books Not Bombs

(This is the second of two posts that highlight the endeavors that are helping to change the world through creative and contrarian ways of thinking.) This video on The Developments In Literacy programs is of a similar vein to one

Books Not Bombs

(This is the second of two posts that highlight the endeavors that are helping to change the world through creative and contrarian ways of thinking.) This video on The Developments In Literacy programs is of a similar vein to one

OLPC: One Laptop Per Child & Nicholas Negroponte’s TED Talk

(This is the first of two posts that highlight endeavors that are helping to change the world through creative and contrarian ways of thinking.) You can learn more about OLPC through the Amazon videos here, and their website: http://www.laptop.org/en/. You

OLPC: One Laptop Per Child & Nicholas Negroponte’s TED Talk

(This is the first of two posts that highlight endeavors that are helping to change the world through creative and contrarian ways of thinking.) You can learn more about OLPC through the Amazon videos here, and their website: http://www.laptop.org/en/. You

Purple Cow | Notes & Review

Godin, Seth. Purple Cow: Transform Your Business By Being Remarkable. Portfolio (Penguin) 2003. (145 pages). [the following notes are from a personal bibliography] So, it’s interesting why a marketing book would be in a bibliography such as mine.  Couple reasons:

Purple Cow | Notes & Review

Godin, Seth. Purple Cow: Transform Your Business By Being Remarkable. Portfolio (Penguin) 2003. (145 pages). [the following notes are from a personal bibliography] So, it’s interesting why a marketing book would be in a bibliography such as mine.  Couple reasons:

Silos, Politics, and Turf Wars | Notes & Review

Patrick Lencioni. Silos, Politics, and Turf Wars: A Leadership Fable About Destroying the Barriers that Turn Colleagues into Competitors. (Jossey-Bass, 2006). As with Lencioni’s other books, Silos is a fable/parable that helps to illustrate the realities of these dysfunctions in

Silos, Politics, and Turf Wars | Notes & Review

Patrick Lencioni. Silos, Politics, and Turf Wars: A Leadership Fable About Destroying the Barriers that Turn Colleagues into Competitors. (Jossey-Bass, 2006). As with Lencioni’s other books, Silos is a fable/parable that helps to illustrate the realities of these dysfunctions in

Charter For Compassion | TED Prize Winner

This site launched today (November 13). The front site reads: Help us create a Charter for Compassion People of all nations, all faiths, all backgrounds, are invited to contribute. By recognizing that the Golden Rule is fundamental to all world

Charter For Compassion | TED Prize Winner

This site launched today (November 13). The front site reads: Help us create a Charter for Compassion People of all nations, all faiths, all backgrounds, are invited to contribute. By recognizing that the Golden Rule is fundamental to all world

Geert Wilders on Islam – Islam and the Future of Europe

This was sent to me by a friend. The whole video can be found here. The transcript in .pdf is here. My knowledge of Islam is very little, and so I’m delving into some study and books to gain a

Geert Wilders on Islam – Islam and the Future of Europe

This was sent to me by a friend. The whole video can be found here. The transcript in .pdf is here. My knowledge of Islam is very little, and so I’m delving into some study and books to gain a

Barack Obama Elected President | November 4, 2008 – The Double-Edged Sword of Iconism and Racism

History has been made. What an incredible and virtually unreal joy to be a witness to this event. Whether one supported Obama or McCain in this historic election, it’s extremely difficult to argue the iconic nature of this event. And

Barack Obama Elected President | November 4, 2008 – The Double-Edged Sword of Iconism and Racism

History has been made. What an incredible and virtually unreal joy to be a witness to this event. Whether one supported Obama or McCain in this historic election, it’s extremely difficult to argue the iconic nature of this event. And

PFC | The Pre-Frontal Cortex and Adolescence

I came across this article while searching out information on the Pre-Frontal Cortex. For anyone working with youth, read the descriptions below and see if anything makes you go “aha.” Perhaps this will help make some sense of what you

PFC | The Pre-Frontal Cortex and Adolescence

I came across this article while searching out information on the Pre-Frontal Cortex. For anyone working with youth, read the descriptions below and see if anything makes you go “aha.” Perhaps this will help make some sense of what you

2000 Pigs Sacrificed

While searching for illustrations for the story of the Demon Possessed Man in the Gospels (Matthew 8, Mark 5, Luke 8), we came across these pictures. Disturbing, and, like an accident, try to pull yourself away from looking… It still

2000 Pigs Sacrificed

While searching for illustrations for the story of the Demon Possessed Man in the Gospels (Matthew 8, Mark 5, Luke 8), we came across these pictures. Disturbing, and, like an accident, try to pull yourself away from looking… It still

The 3 Big Questions for a Frantic Family | Notes & Review

I had the pleasure of hearing Patrick Lencioni in person (September 22, 2008) at a local YMCA fundraising event. Because I was solo, not attending with a big corporation (Wells Fargo was there, along with others), I was seated at

The 3 Big Questions for a Frantic Family | Notes & Review

I had the pleasure of hearing Patrick Lencioni in person (September 22, 2008) at a local YMCA fundraising event. Because I was solo, not attending with a big corporation (Wells Fargo was there, along with others), I was seated at