This is a great post by Adam Jeske on whether Twitter is shallow and whether Jesus would use it. He starts: I get frustrated when people say social media (and Twitter in particular) is shallow. I get especially frustrated when my well-intentioned Christian friends say this. Because we use incredibly short phrases that are really […]
What Happens When NGOs Admit Failure?
This is a very insightful TED talk by David Damberger. Here’s the summary: International aid groups make the same mistakes over and over again. At TEDxYYC David Damberger uses his own engineering failure in India to call for the development sector to publicly admit, analyze, and learn from their missteps. One of the most significant […]
Rewards with a Mission
I love Crossway’s rewards program, Crossway Impact: Rewards with a Mission. Here’s the brief description: Crossway is excited to introduce a new kind of rewards program — one that makes sense for your budget, has great perks, and (curve ball) isn’t all about you. Crossway Impact is a program that rewards you and allows you […]
John Mark Reynolds on the Health Care Bill
I don’t agree with the way he states everything in the article, but John Mark Reynolds gives some good thoughts on the health care bill. Here is one of his most significant points: The more serious problem is what it might begin to do to us as human beings. Giving more power to the central […]
Alice in Health Care
Thomas Sowell gives some very sensible thoughts on health care reform in his latest column. Here are the first few paragraphs, which provide one of the most succinct summaries of the key issues that I’ve seen: Most discussions of health care are like something out of Alice in Wonderland. What is the biggest complaint about […]
Tools of Change for Publishing
Michael Hyatt posts a good summary of some of the key ideas that most stood out to him at this conference. One core question of late is whether electronic books and the ability to self publish more effectively will eliminate the need for publishers altogether. Hyatt records a really good answer to this question from […]
Teaching as Leadership
I saw this recommended by Dan Heath and ordered it. The full title is: Teaching As Leadership: The Highly Effective Teacher’s Guide to Closing the Achievement Gap
What Makes a Good Teacher?
Dan Heath gives some reflections on a recent article in the Atlantic which he highly recommends. He notes: For years, people have speculated about what makes a great teacher. But now there is data. It has been gathered painstakingly by Teach For America for over a decade, and it covers hundreds of thousands of kids. TFA […]
Controlling Medical Costs by Knowing the Purpose of a Hospital
On Friday we discussed Rudy Giulian’s point that leadership involves applying a well-thought-out set of beliefs to the real world. Then we gave education as one example. Health care is another good example that Giuliani gives, also from his book Leadership: I practiced the same discipline in examining the purpose of New York City’s hospitals […]
Educating Students or Protecting Jobs?
After discussing how the job of leadership entails applying beliefs to real-world situations, Giuliani gives the New York City school system as an example of how this works out: The New York City school system was never really going to improve until its purpose, its core mission, was made clear. What the system should have […]