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Why We Should Treat Our Work as a Calling

What’s the difference between a job and a vocation? It’s the difference between asking, “What do you do?” versus, “Who are you?” It’s the difference between a pile of ingredients and a fresh loaf of bread. A job is simply a task that we perform for hire. But our vocation is based on a sense of calling, the pursuit of purpose or mission that … [Read more...]

Dealing With Change – The Price of Being a Master Instead of a Jack

Sometimes, even the best of us have a difficult time dealing with change. The most famous change agent of our country’s history, George Washington, even had times where he had difficulty dealing with change. Upon Washington’s death, he had three doctors attending to his needs, Drs. Brown, Dick and Clark. Two of the Drs. suggested that they … [Read more...]

AFTER THE ELECTION: The Year of Danger

By Oliver DeMille The year ahead is a time of danger. The election of 2012 is over, and you are either happy or upset with the outcome—or, like many independents, you are predictably frustrated with the whole system. Whatever the case, the next few months is a time of real danger in our nation. During elections, energy and citizen … [Read more...]

Mini-Factories: The Greatest Freedom Trend of Our Time

By Oliver DeMille The following is an excerpt from Oliver's recent book, The Coming Aristocracy: Education & the Future of Freedom. If freedom is to reverse the onslaught of American and global aristocracy, it will likely do so through the greatest freedom trend of our time. This trend is revolutionizing institutions, organizations, … [Read more...]

Slow is Smooth, Smooth is Fast

By Kevin Mogavero One of the best soldiers I met during my time in the Army was First Sergeant Zackary. He was my First Sergeant during our deployment to Iraq in Operation Iraqi Freedom. I’m sure you remember when we invaded Afghanistan and then, a short time later, we declared war with Iraq. My unit deployed the day we declared that … [Read more...]

The American Caste System

By Oliver DeMille The American framers overcame domination by an elite upper class by establishing a new system where every person was treated equally before the law. This led to nearly two centuries of increasing freedoms for all social classes, both genders and all citizens—whatever their race, religion, health, etc. During the Industrial Age … [Read more...]

The Leadership Search

By Orrin Woodward I searched for him half my life, named with an uncommon sound. I looked for him around the world, but this person refused to be found. Thankfully, I discovered him, the good news is, you can too. However, it won’t be easy, as he reveals himself to just a few. You can search our government assemblies, and only … [Read more...]

Width or Depth? Less May Be More

By Cris Brady A good book, I think, is distinguished by its ability to transport the reader to 'somewhere else.' By this, I mean more than pulp fiction escapism. I mean a place of new thought, philosophical territory as yet unexplored by the reader, fields of new information, lands of epiphany, skies of new considerations. One such … [Read more...]

George Washington – RESOLVED for Character

By Orrin Woodward Here is a portion of the introduction from my new book RESOLVED: 13 Resolutions for LIFE. George Washington focused on building his character every day. This is important for all of us. Have you resolved to grow personally and professionally? Sincerely, Orrin Woodward By nature, young Washington had a fiery temper, but he … [Read more...]

Tim Tebow: Unconventional Just May Mean Revolutionary

By Chris Brady As a father I am constantly on the lookout for lessons, stories, experiences, and role models that will be edifying for the development of my children. Several years ago, while he was still a surprising sensation at the University of Florida, Tim Tebow came onto my radar screen. There was something attractive about his … [Read more...]