Mature Industries

From “Innovation and Entrepreneurship” by Peter F. Drucker The industries that fueled the long economic expansion after World War II – automobiles, steel, rubber, electrical apparatus, consumer electronics, telephone, but also petroleum – perfectly fit the Kondratieff cycle. Technologically, all of them go back to the fourth quarter of the nineteenth century or, at the

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The Need to Praise

From “Listening to Your Life: Daily Meditations with Frederick Buechner” by Frederick Buechner THE NEXT WINTER I sat in Army fatigues somewhere near Anniston, Alabama, eating my supper out of a mess kit. The infantry training battalion that I had been assigned to was on bivouac. There was a cold drizzle of rain, and everything

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I sought help from God

From “What Makes You Come Alive: A Spiritual Walk with Howard Thurman” by Lerita Coleman Brown I was a very sensitive child who suffered much from the violences of racial conflict. The climate of our town, Daytona Beach, Florida, was better than most Southern towns because of the influence of the tourists who wintered there.

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