Seth Godin spoke today at the Willow Creek Association’s Global Leadership Summit. I love his books, Lynchpin and Tribes. Here’s the goods: Average, average, average. Mass everything is built into our culture. But right now—on our watch—is a revolution. Books, newspapers, music–traditional pillars are crumbling. Now, there are new modes of media. This results in […]
For all my thinking lately about how Christians can be real jerks lately, how we don’t play well with others, I think there’s another problem. We Christians can be too nice. My brain is smoking. How is it that when we who follow Jesus often interact with outsiders in adversarial fashion, the way that chafes […]
With years of living in Nicaragua, China, and South Africa and now traveling for work fairly often, I’ve had plenty of time to think: -hours standing in security lines, -hours sitting in airports, -hours standing in customs lines, -hours sitting on planes, -hours standing in immigration lines, -hours sitting in tiny lavatories… But fear not, […]
I need input. I work in leading communications for InterVarsity, trying to find efficient ways to make good things happen. Sometimes we hit it. Sometimes we whiff. But in order to have good ideas and to think at my best, I need to be challenged. My colleagues are great. But an occasional deluge of diverse […]
It’s recently come to my attention that I’m a networker. A natural networker. I’ve had the same wiggly feeling in my guts when people talk about networking. It’s like making friends so they buy you drinks. Or meeting people in hopes of a quick persona gain–a turn and burn. No thanks. But as I head […]
With the Groundhog’s Day Blizzard keeping much of the country at home today, I got to thinking. This has been so restful and fun that I bet I will be much more effective for the next week, accomplishing the equivalent of four hours more of work without any additional time. And I’d gladly work an […]
Here’s a fun presentation I did for 80 InterVarsity staff members at our recent staff conference. Caution: it’s not your normal corporate PowerPoint.