Monthly Archives: August 2010

Despicable Me | Notes & Review

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

Despicable Me | Notes & Review

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

In The Shadow of the Moon | Notes & Review

http://www.intheshadowofthemoon.com/ 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

In The Shadow of the Moon | Notes & Review

http://www.intheshadowofthemoon.com/ 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

21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader | Notes & Review

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

21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader | Notes & Review

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

21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership | Notes & Review

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

21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership | Notes & Review

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

Innovate the Pixar Way | Notes & Review

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

Innovate the Pixar Way | Notes & Review

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

Conversations on Being a Heretic | Notes & Review

http://qideas.org/video/conversations-on-being-a-heretic.aspx 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

Conversations on Being a Heretic | Notes & Review

http://qideas.org/video/conversations-on-being-a-heretic.aspx 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

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The TED Commandments

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.

/ TED

The TED Commandments

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.

Leadership Summit 2010 | T.D. Jakes – Combustible Passion

“The challenge of the believer is to take the faith that you got in here and take It to the place out there.” SESSION 8a Church leadership is unique. People don’t come to follow you. They come to follow Jesus.

Leadership Summit 2010 | T.D. Jakes – Combustible Passion

“The challenge of the believer is to take the faith that you got in here and take It to the place out there.” SESSION 8a Church leadership is unique. People don’t come to follow you. They come to follow Jesus.

Leadership Summit 2010 | Bill Hybels and Jack Welch – Leader to Leader

“My main job was developing talent. I was a gardener providing water and other nourishment to our top 750 people. Of course, I had to pull out some weeds, too.” SESSION 7b [very scattered notes and highlights] RESOURCE: Winning RESOURCE:

Leadership Summit 2010 | Bill Hybels and Jack Welch – Leader to Leader

“My main job was developing talent. I was a gardener providing water and other nourishment to our top 750 people. Of course, I had to pull out some weeds, too.” SESSION 7b [very scattered notes and highlights] RESOURCE: Winning RESOURCE:

Leadership Summit 2010 | Blake Mycoskie – Making Conscious Capitalism Work: The TOMS Shoes Story

“In the past three years I’ve discovered that passion and compassion can build a business.” SESSION 7a RESOURCE: http://www.toms.com RESOURCE: http://www.facebook.com/tomsshoes RESOURCE: One Day Without Shoes Giving is not just something that feels good, it is also good business strategy.

Leadership Summit 2010 | Blake Mycoskie – Making Conscious Capitalism Work: The TOMS Shoes Story

“In the past three years I’ve discovered that passion and compassion can build a business.” SESSION 7a RESOURCE: http://www.toms.com RESOURCE: http://www.facebook.com/tomsshoes RESOURCE: One Day Without Shoes Giving is not just something that feels good, it is also good business strategy.

Leadership Summit 2010 | Daniel Pink – What Motivates Us: Not What You Think

“Effective organizations compensate people in amounts and in ways that allow individuals to forget mostly about compensation—and instead, focus on the work itself.” SESSION 6b RESOURCE: Drive | Notes & Review – VIAlogue.wordpress.com RESOURCE: Daniel Pink Amazon Page RESOURCE: http://www.danpink.com/

Leadership Summit 2010 | Daniel Pink – What Motivates Us: Not What You Think

“Effective organizations compensate people in amounts and in ways that allow individuals to forget mostly about compensation—and instead, focus on the work itself.” SESSION 6b RESOURCE: Drive | Notes & Review – VIAlogue.wordpress.com RESOURCE: Daniel Pink Amazon Page RESOURCE: http://www.danpink.com/

Leadership Summit 2010 | Terri Kelly – When Leaders Emerge: The Story of W.L. Gore & Associates

“We recognize the importance of fostering a work environment where people feel motivated, engaged, and passionate about the work they do.” SESSION 6a – Interview with Jim Mellado. [NOTE: Due to live blogging, this is not a full transcript, rather

Leadership Summit 2010 | Terri Kelly – When Leaders Emerge: The Story of W.L. Gore & Associates

“We recognize the importance of fostering a work environment where people feel motivated, engaged, and passionate about the work they do.” SESSION 6a – Interview with Jim Mellado. [NOTE: Due to live blogging, this is not a full transcript, rather

Leadership Summit 2010 | Jeff Manion – The Land Between

“You are not where you once were. You are not where you’re going to be. You are in a confusing zone. Welcome to The Land Between.” SESSION 5 RESOURCE: The Land Between (free chapter by Zondervan) RESOURCE: Numbers 11 RESOURCE:

Leadership Summit 2010 | Jeff Manion – The Land Between

“You are not where you once were. You are not where you’re going to be. You are in a confusing zone. Welcome to The Land Between.” SESSION 5 RESOURCE: The Land Between (free chapter by Zondervan) RESOURCE: Numbers 11 RESOURCE:

Leadership Summit 2010 | Andy Stanley – The Upside of Tension

“Develop a healthy intolerance for those things that have the potential to impede your progress toward what could be and should be—those things God has put in your heart to do.” SESSION 4b RESOURCE: Andy Stanley Amazon Page One of

Leadership Summit 2010 | Andy Stanley – The Upside of Tension

“Develop a healthy intolerance for those things that have the potential to impede your progress toward what could be and should be—those things God has put in your heart to do.” SESSION 4b RESOURCE: Andy Stanley Amazon Page One of

Leadership Summit 2010 | Dr. Zhao Xiao – Beyond Economy: China’s Transformation with the Cross

“Churches, and only churches, are Americans’ Center; they are the very core that binds Americans together.” SESSION 4a RESOURCE: PBS Frontline [NOTE: Due to live blogging, and some misunderstandings, even through the translation, this is not an exact transcript. Many

Leadership Summit 2010 | Dr. Zhao Xiao – Beyond Economy: China’s Transformation with the Cross

“Churches, and only churches, are Americans’ Center; they are the very core that binds Americans together.” SESSION 4a RESOURCE: PBS Frontline [NOTE: Due to live blogging, and some misunderstandings, even through the translation, this is not an exact transcript. Many

Leadership Summit 2010 | Adam Hamilton – When Leaders Fall

“Every leader knows the power of temptation and every church faces the possibility of a leader who succumbs. We must help our people resist temptation and at the same time be prepared in the event a leader falls.” SESSION 3b

Leadership Summit 2010 | Adam Hamilton – When Leaders Fall

“Every leader knows the power of temptation and every church faces the possibility of a leader who succumbs. We must help our people resist temptation and at the same time be prepared in the event a leader falls.” SESSION 3b

Leadership Summit 2010 | Tony Dungy – The Mentor Leader

“It’s about the journey—mine and yours—and the lives we can touch, the legacy we can leave, and the world we can change for the better.” SESSION 3a – Interview with Craig Groeschel RESOURCE: The Mentor Leader RESOURCE: Tony Dungy Amazon

Leadership Summit 2010 | Tony Dungy – The Mentor Leader

“It’s about the journey—mine and yours—and the lives we can touch, the legacy we can leave, and the world we can change for the better.” SESSION 3a – Interview with Craig Groeschel RESOURCE: The Mentor Leader RESOURCE: Tony Dungy Amazon

Leadership Summit 2010 | Christine Caine – Leading on the Edge of Hope

“Imagine if we lived radical lives of faith that were in alignment with what we profess to believe!” SESSION 2b RESOURCE: http://www.thea21campaign.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=150&Itemid=308 RESOURCE: Christine Caine’s Amazon Page If God is so good, why didn’t you come sooner? You’re right. God

Leadership Summit 2010 | Christine Caine – Leading on the Edge of Hope

“Imagine if we lived radical lives of faith that were in alignment with what we profess to believe!” SESSION 2b RESOURCE: http://www.thea21campaign.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=150&Itemid=308 RESOURCE: Christine Caine’s Amazon Page If God is so good, why didn’t you come sooner? You’re right. God

Leadership Summit 2010 | Jim Collins – Never, Ever, Give Up

“Whether you prevail or fail, endure or die, depends more on what you do to yourself than on what the world does to you.” SESSION 2a RESOURCE: How The Mighty Fall RESOURCE: Jim Collins Amazon Page RESOURCE: JimCollins.com Through Build

Leadership Summit 2010 | Jim Collins – Never, Ever, Give Up

“Whether you prevail or fail, endure or die, depends more on what you do to yourself than on what the world does to you.” SESSION 2a RESOURCE: How The Mighty Fall RESOURCE: Jim Collins Amazon Page RESOURCE: JimCollins.com Through Build

Leadership Summit 2010 | Bill Hybels – From Here To There

“Personally, I’ve never understood inactivity. Why a person would sit when he could soar, be a spectator when he could play, or atrophy when he could develop…is beyond me!” SESSION 1 RESOURCE: The Power of a Whisper RESOURCE: Bill Hybels

Leadership Summit 2010 | Bill Hybels – From Here To There

“Personally, I’ve never understood inactivity. Why a person would sit when he could soar, be a spectator when he could play, or atrophy when he could develop…is beyond me!” SESSION 1 RESOURCE: The Power of a Whisper RESOURCE: Bill Hybels

Modify | Notes & Review

[NOTICE: Extremely Graphic] Modify. [NR] 2005. I’m extremely fascinated by human behavior…all of it. By perusing this blog, one will discover that I am a person of faith, which may seem as if to conclude that movies and documentaries like

Modify | Notes & Review

[NOTICE: Extremely Graphic] Modify. [NR] 2005. I’m extremely fascinated by human behavior…all of it. By perusing this blog, one will discover that I am a person of faith, which may seem as if to conclude that movies and documentaries like

Israel 360 | Notes & Review

Mordechai Naor. Israel 360. MOD Publishing. This photographic journal includes panoramic images from places like the Hula Valley, the landing place for hundreds of millions of birds on their migratory route, Kibbutz Degania, the very first Kibbutz in Israel founded

Israel 360 | Notes & Review

Mordechai Naor. Israel 360. MOD Publishing. This photographic journal includes panoramic images from places like the Hula Valley, the landing place for hundreds of millions of birds on their migratory route, Kibbutz Degania, the very first Kibbutz in Israel founded