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The Medici Effect | Notes & Review

June 30, 2009

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Frans Johansson. The Medici Effect: What Elephants & Epidemics Can Teach Us About Innovation. Harvard Business School Press, 2006. http://www.themedicieffect.com/ http://themedicieffect.typepad.com/ “This place, where the different fields meet, is what I call the Intersection. And the explosion of remarkable innovations that you find there is what I call the Medici Effect. This book is about […]

Mozilla’s Director of Evangelism – Have You Ever Been “Jesus Jumped?”

June 30, 2009

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While watching Firefox’s new browser release videos, this popped on to the screen: The phrase that caught my attention in the video is “real world performance characteristics.” I think I’ve fallen in love with that statement, more so than the phrase usually associated with “evangelism,” (at least in faith communities) of “spreading the good news.” […]

The Edible Schoolyard – Why College Should Not Be The Goal

June 30, 2009

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Alice Waters. The Edible Schoolyard: A Universal Idea. Chronicle Books, 2008. http://www.edibleschoolyard.org/ The Edible Schoolyard (ESY), a program of the Chez Panisse Foundation, is a one-acre organic garden and kitchen classroom for urban public school students at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School in Berkeley, California. At ESY, students participate in all aspects of […]

Ready For The Storm

June 30, 2009

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Today was my day off, and so this post is a bit more “personal” than critical. For some reason, I picked up my guitar, and started playing one of my favorites that I haven’t heard performed in over a decade, at least. Written by Dougie MacLean about fishing, this Scottish hymn, has become a popular […]

Up

June 14, 2009

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http://disney.go.com/disneypictures/up/ My wife and I are simply inspired by Disney/Pixar’s ability to tell as story. UP is a beautifully woven adventure story spanning the entirety of life, from childhood through death. The joys and disappointments of life are brought to the screen in amazingly moving ways, often without dialogue (again, Pixar’s amazing ability to tell […]

The 10/13 Window

June 13, 2009

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The May/June 2009 edition of Children’s Magazine published this article by Alan Nelson. Below is the full article in .jpg., and you can download the .pdf here. Alan is the author of From Me To We, and the founder of www.KidLead.com, “America’s only leadership development program that specifically targets leaders when they’re moldable.” My thanks […]

Sticky Faith: Developing Faith That Will Last a Lifetime | Notes & Review

June 10, 2009

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Thanks to Menlo Park Presbyterian for the seminar and complimentary breakfast. http://fulleryouthinstitute.org/ Below are my notes and then a review with some reflections: 40-50% of graduated high schoolers are “struggling with their faith;” (the rest are “excelling”). Of the 50%, 80% never intended to leave. This is, according to Powell, an “unacceptable” statistic. Tim Clydesdale […]