How Will You Measure Your Life?

From “How Will You Measure Your Life?” by Clayton M. Christensen, James Allworth, and Karen Dillon To help structure the discussions, I write the theories we have studied along the top of the chalkboard. Then I write three simple questions beside these theories: How can I be sure that

Listen to Your Life

From “Listening to Your Life: Daily Meditations with Frederick Buechner” by Frederick Buechner Listen to your life. All moments are key moments. I DISCOVERED THAT IF you really keep your eye peeled to it and your ears open, if you really pay attention to it, even such a limited and limiting life as the one …

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How can we be heard?

From “Cumulative Advantage: How to Build Momentum for Your Ideas, Business, and Life Against All Odds” by Mark W. Schaefer The Principle of Cumulative Advantage states that once a person gains a small advantage over others in their field, that advantage will compound over time into increasingly larger advantages. But not always. This book explores …

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Takers and Givers

From “Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success” by Adam Grant According to conventional wisdom, highly successful people have three things in common: motivation, ability, and opportunity. If we want to succeed, we need a combination of hard work, talent, and luck. The story of Danny Shader and David Hornik highlights a fourth …

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Owning It

From “Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life” by Richard Rohr Whether we find our True Self depends in large part on the moments of time we are each allotted, and the moments of freedom that we each receive and choose during that time. Life is indeed “momentous,” created by accumulated moments …

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How do minds change?

From “How Minds Change: The Surprising Science of Belief, Opinion, and Persuasion” by David McRaney I looked for a scientist who could help me answer a question I had never really considered asking, one that was now making my brain itch. Why do we argue? What purpose does it serve? Is all this bickering online …

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