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How | Notes & Review

August 30, 2013

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Dov Seidman. How: Why HOW We Do Anything Means Everything. Wiley, 2007. (344 pages) Foreword – President Bill Clinton …it’s clear that we can no longer regard success as a zero-sum game: one group rising only at the expense of another. In this new century people worldwide will rise or fall together. Our mission must […]

When Helping Hurts | Notes & Review

August 25, 2013

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Steve Corbett & Brian Fikkert. When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor…and Yourself. Moody Publishers, 2012. (274 pages) Preface We believe that the coexistence of agonizing poverty and unprecedented wealth — even just within the household of faith — is an affront to the gospel. You see, what is at stake […]

TED | Andrew Stanton: The clues to a great story

August 21, 2013

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A tourist is backpacking through the highlands of Scotland, and he stops at a pub to get a drink. And the only people in there is a bartender and an old man nursing a beer. And he orders a pint, and they sit in silence for a while. And suddenly the old man turns to […]

TED | Daniel H. Cohen: For argument’s sake

August 15, 2013

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My name is Dan Cohen, and I am academic, as he said. And what that means is that I argue. It’s an important part of my life, and I like to argue. And I’m not just an academic, I’m a philosopher, so I like to think that I’m actually pretty good at arguing. But I […]

GLS | Chris Brown: Right Title…Wrong Kingdom

August 8, 2013

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(Live blogging notes. Please forgive typos and errors.) An illustrated telling of the story of David & Goliath. When your leadership is being challenged, and everyone knows it. How did Saul make it about himself? The same way that pastors make their churches about themselves. The same way CEOs make their companies about themselves. The […]

GLS | Liz Wiseman: The Multiplier Effect

August 8, 2013

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(Live blogging notes. Please forgive typos and errors.) (Live blogging notes. Please forgive typos and errors.) Multipliers use their intelligence (skills, talents, abilities) to multiply the capabilities of people around you. What is the difference between “stress” and “pressure.” The multiplier believes that people are smart and they’re going to figure it out. DIMINISHERS MULTIPLIERS […]

GLS | Patrick Lencioni: How To Lose Your Best People

August 8, 2013

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(Live blogging notes. Please forgive typos and errors.) When you’re a leader, you’re a CRO – Chief Reminder Officer. People need to be reminded more than they need to be told. The reason why this is my favorite book and favorite subject, is because it’s nearest to my heart and it helped me start my […]