Posts by Mark deRoo

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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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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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How Big Is Your Rack?  (Or “How to Write a Provocative Title”) Several years ago, I joined a bunch of guys for a 5-day expedition on Isle Royale in Lake Superior. It is as pure wilderness as you’ll ever experience.  Rumor has it that there’s a wolf pack on the western end of the island.…

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Branding – let’s get personal Let’s play Jeopardy! It’s “Final Jeopardy” and the category is “Business.” Alex Trebec, in his best resonant voice, announces, “And the answer is:  This man first introduced the term Employer Branding in 1990.” You’re thinking, “Why the heck did I blow my entire wad on this category?!? But, time’s a…

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Rituals (and donuts). You gotta love em. There’s no better day for rituals than Saturdays. After an early morning run or bike ride, I like to stop by my local donut shop and get a couple of chocolate-covered cake donuts. Yes, the true “Breakfast of Champions!” So, last Saturday, I scampered out of the house…

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When 2% Costs You 100% This summer, I rediscovered a passion that I hadn’t experienced since being a kid: biking. With the encouragement of my son and the realization that my knees started to hurt more from running, I yielded to two wheels. So, I bought a “new” used racing bike. This is the kind…

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