“The Ruler’s Guide” by Chinghua Tang

The Ruler's Guide

There are many good beginnings, but few food endings.

After a discussion on leadership, this book was given to me by a friend and co-worker – David Cable. I thoroughly enjoyed the read and would recommended to anyone interested in fundamental, practical leadership principles.

We all know that getting to the top is difficult and staying there is even harder. Through the years great empires faced a 4 century lifecycle.  This 400 year lifespan has played out many times over throughout history. Given that the United States is about 240 years down this path, one can conclude that we are most likely on the downhill path toward a major fall.

While history is a good teacher, I do not believe it serves as an infallible prophet of all things to come. Is it possible to break this cycle? Can a world leader survive?

Beyond that, can any entity sustain at the peak beyond the historic cycles? Continue reading ““The Ruler’s Guide” by Chinghua Tang”

Review and Quotes from “the millennials” – by Thom and Jess Rainer

Millennials BookThis book is subtitled, “Connecting to America’s Largest Generation”. As suggested, the millennial generation has surpassed the Baby Boomer numbers. As a church or business leader, it is important to understand the shifting mindset of this group. Two of my three children are from this generation and I can vouch for the fact that things are very different than they were with my Boomer parents. Obviously the world has changed, but it’s so much more than that; their minds have changed.

I love working with high school and college students, most of which are currently millennials. When I was given this book, I was excited. I am always looking for ways to connect and improve my communications with young people. As I read the book, I was let down. Continue reading “Review and Quotes from “the millennials” – by Thom and Jess Rainer”