Monthly Archives: July 2012

Launch | Notes & Review

Nelson Searcy and Kerrick Thomas. Launch: Starting a New Church from Scratch. Regal, 2006. (223 pages) http://www.churchleaderinsights.com/, http://www.nyjourney.com/ Introduction Your call to start a church is the most critical factor to the church’s success. Don’t be afraid to raise funds

Launch | Notes & Review

Nelson Searcy and Kerrick Thomas. Launch: Starting a New Church from Scratch. Regal, 2006. (223 pages) http://www.churchleaderinsights.com/, http://www.nyjourney.com/ Introduction Your call to start a church is the most critical factor to the church’s success. Don’t be afraid to raise funds

A Leader’s Legacy | Notes

Jim Kouzes & Barry Posner. A Leader’s Legacy. Wiley, 2006. (202 pages) Introduction …leadership is everyone’s business. (3) None of us are the sole inhabitants of our organizations or our communities — we do not live alone. …The legacy perspective

A Leader’s Legacy | Notes

Jim Kouzes & Barry Posner. A Leader’s Legacy. Wiley, 2006. (202 pages) Introduction …leadership is everyone’s business. (3) None of us are the sole inhabitants of our organizations or our communities — we do not live alone. …The legacy perspective

Love Works | Notes & Review

Joel Manby. Love Works: Seven Timeless Principles for Effective Leaders. Zondervan, 2012. (195 pages) 1. A Hard Day’s Night LEADING WITH LOVE. Inside I longed for a better way — a way to unite who I was as a business

Love Works | Notes & Review

Joel Manby. Love Works: Seven Timeless Principles for Effective Leaders. Zondervan, 2012. (195 pages) 1. A Hard Day’s Night LEADING WITH LOVE. Inside I longed for a better way — a way to unite who I was as a business

Project Oxygen | Google’s 8-point Plan to Help Managers Improve

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/13/business/13hire.html Eight Good Behaviors 1. Be a good coach Provide specific, constructive feedback, balancing the negative and the positive. Have regular one-on-ones, presenting solutions to problems tailored to your employees’ specific strengths. 2. Empower your team and don’t micromanage Balance

Project Oxygen | Google’s 8-point Plan to Help Managers Improve

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/13/business/13hire.html Eight Good Behaviors 1. Be a good coach Provide specific, constructive feedback, balancing the negative and the positive. Have regular one-on-ones, presenting solutions to problems tailored to your employees’ specific strengths. 2. Empower your team and don’t micromanage Balance

Inspiration and Incarnation | Notes & Review

Peter Enns. Inspiration and Incarnation: Evangelicals and the Problem of the Old Testament. Baker Academic, 2005. (197 pages) Preface The aim of this book is not novelty but synthesis. My focus is twofold: (1) to bring together a variety of

Inspiration and Incarnation | Notes & Review

Peter Enns. Inspiration and Incarnation: Evangelicals and the Problem of the Old Testament. Baker Academic, 2005. (197 pages) Preface The aim of this book is not novelty but synthesis. My focus is twofold: (1) to bring together a variety of

TED | Ayah Bdeir: Building blocks that blink, beep and teach

http://littlebits.cc/, http://ayahbdeir.com/ This may sound strange, but I’m a big fan of the concrete block. The first concrete blocks were manufactured in 1868 with a very simple idea: modules made of cement of a fixed measurement that fit together. Very

TED | Ayah Bdeir: Building blocks that blink, beep and teach

http://littlebits.cc/, http://ayahbdeir.com/ This may sound strange, but I’m a big fan of the concrete block. The first concrete blocks were manufactured in 1868 with a very simple idea: modules made of cement of a fixed measurement that fit together. Very

BASIC Series | Notes & Review

http://basicseries.com/ Overall, I am very blessed and thankful for Francis, his ministry, and his work. The Flannel people have created something quite beautiful and aesthetically pleasing, and the message, which is most important, is both verbal and visual, the interlocking

BASIC Series | Notes & Review

http://basicseries.com/ Overall, I am very blessed and thankful for Francis, his ministry, and his work. The Flannel people have created something quite beautiful and aesthetically pleasing, and the message, which is most important, is both verbal and visual, the interlocking

Endgame: AIDS in Black America | Notes & Reflections

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/endgame-aids-in-black-america/   Transcript with my underlines, and annotated reflections: ENDGAME: AIDS in Black America WRITTEN, PRODUCED AND DIRECTED BY Renata Simone ANNOUNCER: Tonight on FRONTLINE, an intimate journey. MARVELYN: I was a heterosexual all-American teenager. HIV and normal didn’t go

Endgame: AIDS in Black America | Notes & Reflections

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/endgame-aids-in-black-america/   Transcript with my underlines, and annotated reflections: ENDGAME: AIDS in Black America WRITTEN, PRODUCED AND DIRECTED BY Renata Simone ANNOUNCER: Tonight on FRONTLINE, an intimate journey. MARVELYN: I was a heterosexual all-American teenager. HIV and normal didn’t go

Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother | Review & Notes

Amy Chua. Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother. Penguin Press, 2011. (237 pages) http://amychua.com, Colbert Report, Time magazine Q&A, — VIA — This was a fantastic read. Chua has been criticized, mainly over the title of the Wall Street Journal

Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother | Review & Notes

Amy Chua. Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother. Penguin Press, 2011. (237 pages) http://amychua.com, Colbert Report, Time magazine Q&A, — VIA — This was a fantastic read. Chua has been criticized, mainly over the title of the Wall Street Journal

TED | Jane McGonigal: The game that can give you 10 extra years of life

I’m a gamer, so I like to have goals. I like special missions and secret objectives. So here’s my special mission for this talk: I’m going to try to increase the life span of every single person in this room

TED | Jane McGonigal: The game that can give you 10 extra years of life

I’m a gamer, so I like to have goals. I like special missions and secret objectives. So here’s my special mission for this talk: I’m going to try to increase the life span of every single person in this room

TED | Jane McGonigal: Gaming can make a better world

I’m Jane McGonigal. I’m a game designer. I’ve been making games online now for 10 years, and my goal for the next decade is to try to make it as easy to save the world in real life as it

TED | Jane McGonigal: Gaming can make a better world

I’m Jane McGonigal. I’m a game designer. I’ve been making games online now for 10 years, and my goal for the next decade is to try to make it as easy to save the world in real life as it

The Advantage | Notes & Review

Patrick Lencioni. The Advantage: Why Organization Health Trumps Everything in Business. Jossey-Bass, 2012. (216 pages) Introduction Jim Collins once told me, qualitative field research is just as reliable as the quantitative kind, as long as clients and readers attest to

The Advantage | Notes & Review

Patrick Lencioni. The Advantage: Why Organization Health Trumps Everything in Business. Jossey-Bass, 2012. (216 pages) Introduction Jim Collins once told me, qualitative field research is just as reliable as the quantitative kind, as long as clients and readers attest to

Stop Stealing Dreams | Review & Notes

Seth Godin. Stop Stealing Dreams: What is School For? Seth Godin, 2012. — VIA — This free book has 132 entries of thoughts, insights, questions, provocations regarding education. Written in blog-entry-sized bites, you can easily read an entry and let

Stop Stealing Dreams | Review & Notes

Seth Godin. Stop Stealing Dreams: What is School For? Seth Godin, 2012. — VIA — This free book has 132 entries of thoughts, insights, questions, provocations regarding education. Written in blog-entry-sized bites, you can easily read an entry and let

Everyday Justice | Notes & Review

Julie Clawson. Everyday Justice: The Global Impact of our Daily Choices. IVP Books, 2009. http://www.everydayjustice.net/ WARNING! Read Before Proceeding Don’t panic! We see acting justly as an all-or-nothing endeavor, and because we can’t do it all, we often end up

Everyday Justice | Notes & Review

Julie Clawson. Everyday Justice: The Global Impact of our Daily Choices. IVP Books, 2009. http://www.everydayjustice.net/ WARNING! Read Before Proceeding Don’t panic! We see acting justly as an all-or-nothing endeavor, and because we can’t do it all, we often end up

Sophie Scholl | Review

Sophie Scholl – The Final Days (Wikipedia entry) [NR], 2005 This movie is about the last days in the life of Sophie Scholl, a 21-year-old member of the anti-Nazi non-violent student resistance group the White Rose, part of the German

Sophie Scholl | Review

Sophie Scholl – The Final Days (Wikipedia entry) [NR], 2005 This movie is about the last days in the life of Sophie Scholl, a 21-year-old member of the anti-Nazi non-violent student resistance group the White Rose, part of the German

The Spark | Notes & Review

John U. Bacon & Lyn Heward. The Spark: Igniting the Creative Fire That Lives Within Us All. Currency Doubleday, 2006. (136 pages) — VIA — It is delightfully serendipitous that I watched Moneyball last night about the Oakland Athletics’ GM

The Spark | Notes & Review

John U. Bacon & Lyn Heward. The Spark: Igniting the Creative Fire That Lives Within Us All. Currency Doubleday, 2006. (136 pages) — VIA — It is delightfully serendipitous that I watched Moneyball last night about the Oakland Athletics’ GM