Those who don’t build must burn.
This is one of many books I found away around reading in my school days. Only now, when assigned reading for my son, am I getting back to it. There are many themes flowing throughout the work that I believe can speak differently to as many readers there might be. Continue reading “Quick Review of “Fahrenheit 451” by Ray Bradbury”
Gladwell ranks among my favorite authors. Blink, Tipping Point and especially Outliers are among my favorite personal, leadership and business reads of all time. I also enjoyed What the Dog Saw; however, it is of a different genre – more of a coffee table collection of short stories. David and Goliath is a combination of both. Gladwell explores the weakness of perceived power and the power of perceived weakness by sharing a wonderful collection of true stories. At no point does Gladwell propose that a deficiency is desirable, simply that they can be overcome. Continue reading ““David and Goliath” by Malcolm Gladwell”
This flow of life is why our Semi-Religious, Capitalistic Socialist, Confused Democratic Republic Monarchy has sustained so well. Continue reading “Should the U.S. raise the minimum wage?”
What you do daily, over time, becomes your legacy.
John Maxwell is probably the world’s foremost thought leader on leadership. He has written many books to teach and reinforce his learnings and experience. This book offers nothing new; however, it packages material familiar to his readers in a new way. Maxwell offers a picture of what leadership looks like through all 5 levels and offers practical steps on reaching the next level. Continue reading “Quotes from “How Successful People Lead” by John Maxwell”
As often occurs, I read this book at the request of a friend I admire who would like to discuss it. This particular individual touts the diary of a catholic priest’s 7 month monastic sabbatical as her favorite book of all time. While I am not quite so captured, I did find myself embracing this work at a deeper level as I journeyed through the months. I chose my words in that last sentence carefully. It’s not that I ‘liked’ the book more as I read on; it’s more like a sense of self-reflection began to occur as the days and various thoughts were contemplated.
When God is my only concern, when God is the center of my interest, when all my prayers, my reading, my studying, my speaking, and writing serve only to know God better and to make him known better, then there is no basis for anxiety or stage fright.
On this earth the experience of great beauty always remains mysteriously linked with the experience of great loneliness.
Continue reading “Quotes from “The Genesee Diary: Report from a Trappist Monastery” by Henri J. M. Nouwen”