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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...]

The Great Debate on American Education

By Oliver DeMille Home Schools, the New Private Schools, and Other Non-Traditional Learning The current national commentary on American education is split by a major paradox. On the one hand, nearly all the experts are convinced that our schools must find a way to effectively and consistently teach the values and skills of innovation and … [Read more...]

What Do You Do With Luck?

By Kevin Mogavero My good friend Randy Watterson sent me this article, What’s Luck Got to do with it? by Jim Collins. In the article, Jim talks about the difference between a 1 or 2Xer (a person who meets or doubles the industry standard of success) and a 10Xer (a person who is able to obtain 10 X the industry standard). What he describes … [Read more...]

Turning Points for LIFE

By Chris Brady I flipped a coin. Seriously. My father and I were trying to decide which division of General Motors should be my "sponsor" during my co-op work experience while attending GMI Engineering & Management Institute (Kettering University today).   The choice was between Buick and AC, and AC won the flip.   Weeks later, at a … [Read more...]

What My Dad Taught Me About Legitimate Pain

My dad has been gone for 21 years.  That’s nearly half my life, yet sometimes it seems like an eye-blink. I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve encountered him in my dreams and seized precious moments to say what needed to be said only to wake up to the reality of his absence. One of the greatest lessons my dad taught me during his short 56 … [Read more...]

How More May Be Less

By Chris Brady Happiness lies not in getting what you want but in wanting what you have. In a rushed society of more, bigger, faster, shinier, louder, fancier, more expensive, more expansive, more ostentatious -- something must get crowded out. Usually those "somethings" are the little things. And often, those little things might be the … [Read more...]

You Haven’t Told Them Until You’ve Shown Them

By Chris Brady Nightmares Imagine you’re on stage in front of a bunch of people. They’re all looking at you, it’s quiet as a funeral home, you can hear a pin drop, your mouth is dry, and you have no idea what to say or what you’re even expected to say. You don’t know why you’re there, you don’t even know who these people are, and then you … [Read more...]

Replacing Subtle Lies With the Elusive Obvious

By Garrett Gunderson Blatant lies are easy to recognize and avoid; the subtle lies can ultimately be more destructive because they are much more difficult to detect and uproot. Subtle lies seem to make sense and to carry a certain air of credibility. They are often supported by supposed proof and factual evidence that spread and perpetuate … [Read more...]