Monthly Archives: May 2010

The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive | Notes & Review

Patrick Lencioni. The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive: A Leadership Fable. Jossey-Bass, 2000. (181 pages) If everything is important, then nothing is. I believe that all successful organizations share two qualities: they are smart, and they are healthy. An

The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive | Notes & Review

Patrick Lencioni. The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive: A Leadership Fable. Jossey-Bass, 2000. (181 pages) If everything is important, then nothing is. I believe that all successful organizations share two qualities: they are smart, and they are healthy. An

Do Hard Things | Notes & Review

Alex and Brett Harris. Do Hard Things: A Teenage Rebellion Against Low Expectations. Multnomah Books, 2008. (241 pages) http://www.therebelution.com/ They define rebelution as “a teenage rebellion against low expectations.” (11) The teen years are not a vacation from responsibility. They

Do Hard Things | Notes & Review

Alex and Brett Harris. Do Hard Things: A Teenage Rebellion Against Low Expectations. Multnomah Books, 2008. (241 pages) http://www.therebelution.com/ They define rebelution as “a teenage rebellion against low expectations.” (11) The teen years are not a vacation from responsibility. They

TED Talks Worth Talking About | Ken Robinson on Bring on the Learning Revolution

Sir Ken Robinson: Bring on the learning revolution! TED, February 2010. Picking up from his 2006 talk, … I believe there is a second climate crisis which is as severe, which has the same origins and we have to deal

TED Talks Worth Talking About | Ken Robinson on Bring on the Learning Revolution

Sir Ken Robinson: Bring on the learning revolution! TED, February 2010. Picking up from his 2006 talk, … I believe there is a second climate crisis which is as severe, which has the same origins and we have to deal

TED Talks Worth Talking About | Simon Sinek on How Great Leaders Inspire Action

Also his book, Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action. http://www.ted.com/talks/simon_sinek_how_great_leaders_inspire_action.html So, why does Apple, Martin Luther King Jr., and the Wright Brothers inspire when there are so many others doing the same thing? There’s something

TED Talks Worth Talking About | Simon Sinek on How Great Leaders Inspire Action

Also his book, Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action. http://www.ted.com/talks/simon_sinek_how_great_leaders_inspire_action.html So, why does Apple, Martin Luther King Jr., and the Wright Brothers inspire when there are so many others doing the same thing? There’s something

Drive | Notes & Review

Daniel Pink. Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us. Riverhead Books, 2009. (242 pages) INTRODUCTION Pink starts with the stories and experiments of Harry Harlow and Edward Deci. Harlow’s experiment (lab monkeys solving a puzzle) offered a novel theory–what

Drive | Notes & Review

Daniel Pink. Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us. Riverhead Books, 2009. (242 pages) INTRODUCTION Pink starts with the stories and experiments of Harry Harlow and Edward Deci. Harlow’s experiment (lab monkeys solving a puzzle) offered a novel theory–what

JPS Torah Commentary: Deuteronomy דברים | Notes & Review

Jeffrey Tigay. JPS Torah Commentary: Deuteronomy דברים. The Jewish Publication Society, 1996. (548 pages) THE COMMENTARY TO DEUTERONOMY INTRODUCTION The Title | notes… The Text | notes… The Character and Structure of the Book | notes… The Main Themes of

JPS Torah Commentary: Deuteronomy דברים | Notes & Review

Jeffrey Tigay. JPS Torah Commentary: Deuteronomy דברים. The Jewish Publication Society, 1996. (548 pages) THE COMMENTARY TO DEUTERONOMY INTRODUCTION The Title | notes… The Text | notes… The Character and Structure of the Book | notes… The Main Themes of

JPS Torah Commentary: Numbers במדבר | Notes & Review

Jacob Milgrom. JPS Torah Commentary: Numbers במדבר. The Jewish Publication Society, 1990. (520 pages) THE COMMENTARY TO NUMBERS INTRODUCTION Preliminaries: The Title | Latin Numeri… THE GENERATION OF THE EXODUS (3) THE ORGANIZATION OF THE WILDERNESS CAMP (3) Census in

JPS Torah Commentary: Numbers במדבר | Notes & Review

Jacob Milgrom. JPS Torah Commentary: Numbers במדבר. The Jewish Publication Society, 1990. (520 pages) THE COMMENTARY TO NUMBERS INTRODUCTION Preliminaries: The Title | Latin Numeri… THE GENERATION OF THE EXODUS (3) THE ORGANIZATION OF THE WILDERNESS CAMP (3) Census in

JPS Torah Commentary: Leviticus ויקרא | Notes & Review

Baruch A. Levine. The JPS Torah Commentary: Leviticus ויקרא. The Jewish Publication Society, 1989. (284 pages) THE COMMENTARY TO LEVITICUS INTRODUCTION Notes… The Principal Types of Sacrifice (3) The expiatory Sacrifices (18) The Disposition of Sacrifices (34) The Initiation of

JPS Torah Commentary: Leviticus ויקרא | Notes & Review

Baruch A. Levine. The JPS Torah Commentary: Leviticus ויקרא. The Jewish Publication Society, 1989. (284 pages) THE COMMENTARY TO LEVITICUS INTRODUCTION Notes… The Principal Types of Sacrifice (3) The expiatory Sacrifices (18) The Disposition of Sacrifices (34) The Initiation of

JPS Torah Commentary: Exodus שמות | Notes & Review

Nahum Sarna, gen. ed. The JPS Torah Commentary: Exodus שמות. Jewish Publication Society, 1991. (278 pages) THE COMMENTARY TO EXODUS INTRODUCTION The Title | notes… Reversal of Fortune (3) The Birth and Youth of Moses (8) The Commissioning of Moses

JPS Torah Commentary: Exodus שמות | Notes & Review

Nahum Sarna, gen. ed. The JPS Torah Commentary: Exodus שמות. Jewish Publication Society, 1991. (278 pages) THE COMMENTARY TO EXODUS INTRODUCTION The Title | notes… Reversal of Fortune (3) The Birth and Youth of Moses (8) The Commissioning of Moses

JPS Torah Commentary: Genesis בראשית | Notes & Review

Nahum Sarna, gen. ed. The JPS Torah Commentary: Genesis, בראשית. Jewish Publication Society, 1989. (414 pages) I’ve been wanting to write my notes and reviews on the JPS Commentaries for a while. But I’ll be honest, that is a daunting

JPS Torah Commentary: Genesis בראשית | Notes & Review

Nahum Sarna, gen. ed. The JPS Torah Commentary: Genesis, בראשית. Jewish Publication Society, 1989. (414 pages) I’ve been wanting to write my notes and reviews on the JPS Commentaries for a while. But I’ll be honest, that is a daunting

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I Didn’t Know My B.A. stood for “Bookaholics Anonymous”

After straightening up in my areas of study for the rooms to be cleaned, I just looked at this stack that I’m currently reading, reviewing, and rummaging through, and thought, “I need help…serious help.” This doesn’t even include several books

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I Didn’t Know My B.A. stood for “Bookaholics Anonymous”

After straightening up in my areas of study for the rooms to be cleaned, I just looked at this stack that I’m currently reading, reviewing, and rummaging through, and thought, “I need help…serious help.” This doesn’t even include several books

The One Minute Manager | Notes & Review

Kenneth Blanchard & Spencer Johnson. The One Minute Manager. Berkeley Books, 1982. (111 pages) “In this brief story, we present you with a great deal of what we have learned from our studies in medicine and in the behavioral sciences

The One Minute Manager | Notes & Review

Kenneth Blanchard & Spencer Johnson. The One Minute Manager. Berkeley Books, 1982. (111 pages) “In this brief story, we present you with a great deal of what we have learned from our studies in medicine and in the behavioral sciences

The Halo Effect | Notes & Review

John Raynolds. The Halo Effect: How Volunteering Can Lead to a More Fulfilling Life and a Better Career. Golden Books, 1998. (213 pages) Remember, when you become involved, when you lead with your heart as well as your head, the

The Halo Effect | Notes & Review

John Raynolds. The Halo Effect: How Volunteering Can Lead to a More Fulfilling Life and a Better Career. Golden Books, 1998. (213 pages) Remember, when you become involved, when you lead with your heart as well as your head, the

Managing the Nonprofit Organization | Notes & Review

Peter Drucker. Managing the Nonprofit Organization: Principles and Practices. HarperCollins, 1990. (235 pages) The ‘non-profit’ institution neither supplies goods or services nor controls. Its ‘product’ is neither a pair of shoes nor an effective regulation. Its product is a changed

Managing the Nonprofit Organization | Notes & Review

Peter Drucker. Managing the Nonprofit Organization: Principles and Practices. HarperCollins, 1990. (235 pages) The ‘non-profit’ institution neither supplies goods or services nor controls. Its ‘product’ is neither a pair of shoes nor an effective regulation. Its product is a changed

Jesus and the Victory of God | Notes & Review

N.T. Wright. Jesus and the Victory of God (Christian Origins and the Question of God, Volume 2). Fortress Press,1996. (741 pages) It was serendipitous for Wheaton to be holding their Theology Conference featuring Wright, and particularly this work. Audio available

Jesus and the Victory of God | Notes & Review

N.T. Wright. Jesus and the Victory of God (Christian Origins and the Question of God, Volume 2). Fortress Press,1996. (741 pages) It was serendipitous for Wheaton to be holding their Theology Conference featuring Wright, and particularly this work. Audio available

How To Read The Bible | Notes & Review

James Kugel. How To Read The Bible: A Guide to Scripture, Then and Now. Free Press, 2007. (819 pages) This afternoon, my wife and I attended “Bible By The Bay” by Lehrhaus Judaica held at the local JCC. For the

How To Read The Bible | Notes & Review

James Kugel. How To Read The Bible: A Guide to Scripture, Then and Now. Free Press, 2007. (819 pages) This afternoon, my wife and I attended “Bible By The Bay” by Lehrhaus Judaica held at the local JCC. For the