Archive for October 2012

with Mark de Roo

Fast food, multi-tasking, and an Iraqi Jew A couple of Sundays ago, our pastor told us about his experience in seminary. He decided to pursue part of his studies at Jerusalem University in Israel. One day, he offered to pick up a fellow student, saving his colleague a long walk. Shortly after picking him up,…

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Simple isn’t Simple

Bill Jensen

Essence only. That’s Bill Jensen’s mantra. His New Jersey-based consulting firm, The Jensen Group, works with businesses and organizations as far-flung geographically as they are in purpose — Amazon.com, IBM, Hyatt Hotels, Chrysler, NASA, New York Public Library,  the Hong Kong Post Office. His mission is aways the same: Make it easy to get the…

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Dreaming before Breakfast

I woke up this morning with thoughts from Seth Godin’s manifesto “Stop Stealing Dreams (What Is School For)” on my mind. A random comment about dreamers and schools made me want to revisit the manifesto (a highly recommended read which will invite a reaction on your part). I was so excited about this manifesto when…

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with Professor Pocock

3rd in a series of Thinking Outside the Box . . . Topic: Recruiting Students Whose job is it anyway?!? Do you think of yourself as a recruiter?  When I’ve asked public school employees that question they usually respond with a blank stare that indicates they think that’s the dumbest question they’ve ever been asked. But…

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A guest post by Karen McPhee

When I was a television anchor about 100 years ago, part of my job was to choose the stories that would be aired each evening.  I was what noted media theorist Marshall McLuhan termed a gatekeeper; deciding which news would get through to the television audience and which news would never see the light of…

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with Mark de Roo

What I learned from a falcon    Don’t you love those spontaneous “carpe diem” opportunities? They don’t happen very often. Whether you choose to seize the entire day or just connect for a brief moment, it’s usually a valuable experience when you do. I was reminded of this on September 16 when my wife and I…

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