Browsing All Posts published on »August, 2010«

Despicable Me | Notes & Review

August 30, 2010


Illumination Entertainment. [PG] Cute. Funny. At times laugh out loud hilarious. And honestly, I cried more in this movie than in Toy Story 3. And most importantly, where can I get one (or a hundred) of those minions? They’re just hilarious. So, does this film speak to the “good” and the “tenderness” that lies within […]

In The Shadow of the Moon | Notes & Review

August 29, 2010

0 THiNK FiLM, 2008. DVD [PG] This is a fascinating documentary of the Apollo missions during the 1960s in which the United States was in a race to land a man on the moon. Ron Howard interweaves politics and culture into the narrative to bring in the broader context of this space endeavor (JFK, Vietnam, […]

21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader | Notes & Review

August 29, 2010


John Maxwell. 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader: Becoming the Person Others Will Want To Follow. Thomas Nelson, 1999. (156 pages) As you dive into the book, you may find that you are able to easily breeze through several chapters at a time. You may even be able to knock out the whole book in […]

21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership | Notes & Review

August 27, 2010


John Maxwell. The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership: Follow Them and People Will Follow You.Thomas Nelson, 1998. (231 pages) As you read the following chapters, keep in mind: The laws can be learned. The laws can stand alone. The laws carry consequences with them. These laws are the foundation of leadership. 1 – THE LAW […]

Innovate the Pixar Way | Notes & Review

August 23, 2010


Bill Capodagli and Lynn Jackson. Innovate the Pixar Way: Business Lessons from the World’s Most Creative Corporate Playground. McGraw Hill, 2010. (208 pages) Collective creativity within a corporate culture never happens by accident. It begins with creative leadership that is trustworthy and in turn trusts others to accomplish big dreams. (x) Success doesn’t just breed […]

Conversations on Being a Heretic | Notes & Review

August 18, 2010

14 by Scot McKnight and Brian McLaren [NOTE: My notes below is not an exact transcript.] If the gospel isn’t embodied as good news to the poor, it isn’t the same gospel that Jesus talked about. MCKNIGHT: It is common for a reader of yours to come away from your books wondering exactly what you […]

The TED Commandments

August 16, 2010


This is from Fast Company’s article, “How TED Connects the Idea-Hungry Elite.” (September 1, 2010) (.pdf) 7 easy steps for getting into TED: 1. Get In. Start in the minor leagues and try to get in. 2. Boil it Down. 18 minutes. 15 minutes too trivial. 20 minutes too long (and people would talk for […]