Category History

Orrin Woodward’s LeaderShift

I cannot tell you how excited I was when I heard Orrin Woodward and Oliver DeMille teamed up to co-write a book. They are hands down two of my favorite leadership authors separately, so there was no telling what they’d be able to do together (SPOILER ALERT: LeaderShift was fabulous). Though not typically a fan […]

Milton Friedman and the Great Depression Myth

Happy Tax Day, everyone! Having just signed over a decent chunk of change to the government today, my mind is quite fixed on the economy and money right now. Unfortunately, I’m about as far from an economic expert as one can get. I’ve read enough to be able to read about and not scratch my […]

Judge Not

Lest Ye Be Judged…

Greetings, citizens. I apologize for the rather large gap between posts. I have a whole litany of reasons why I’ve been absent from this blog so long (with some probably being more valid than others), but I come baring sage wisdom from renowned author C.S. Lewis. And also the Bible. And Victor Hugo. Grace vs Law […]

American Polarization: The Rise of Tyranny

Every election year, the line that separates the Right from the Left gets wider and less forgiving. If anyone in a pair, group, or crowd happens to identify with an opposing political label, the fireworks begin. (Or that person just gets the cold shoulder, the disapproving/sympathetic look.) But as I’ve listened over the years to […]

The Hunger Games

“Hope; it is the only thing stronger than fear. A little hope is effective, a lot of hope is dangerous. A spark is fine, as long as it’s contained.” – President Snow I know I just wrote an article focusing on the importance of reading non-fiction books to help us grow, but given the recent […]

What Have You Been Reading?

Confession time: I’ve always been somewhat of a geek. Not only have I always looked the part (I’ve been wearing glass since I was 3), I was that kid who actually asked my teacher for extra homework. I would do math problems for fun, practice cursive before they taught it in class, and always had […]

So Really, Why Should I Study History?

“Time has shown none understand The course of history’s well-laid plans.” Raise your hand if you hated history class in school. If I polled any of my peers, most of their hands would certainly shoot up. It wasn’t my favorite subject by any means. And why is that? While everyone seems to acknowledged the validity […]

The Environment for Revolutionary Change

“Why is it that the greatest leaders of all-time seem to either have rabid fans or rabid critics? The answer is simple: truth polarizes.” – Orrin Woodward Many people view the criticisms they receive for their dreams, beliefs, and actions as signs that what they are doing is somehow bad or wrong. The fact is, […]

5 Warning Signs of Cultural Decay

EDIT (7/12/2012) – The closing quote I use is merely commonly attributed to Edward Gibbon, but is not, in fact, proven have originated with him. Our country is in crisis mode. Take a look at the latest headlines or flip on nearest TV. It’s all over. We suffering from a staggering lack of leadership. In […]