Monday, May 18, 2009
The second book I finished was Donald Miller's Blue Like Jazz, which again I wasn't a big fan of. Which sucks because everyone else I know who has read it loved it. I'm just not a big fan of Christian themed writing I think.
Anyways, what was the most brilliant book you've read recently?
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Meet my friend, Miles the Can. I was introduced to this video a couple months ago at The Natural Step Conference's Sustainability for Leadership. For more information on The Natural Step, check out www.NaturalStep.org/usa/learn.
Last Monday, Miles was featured by business author/speaker Tim Sanders, a friend of my friend, Chas Martin, and former head trainer at Yahoo. http://sanderssays.typepad.com/sanders_says/2009/05/walk-a-mile-in-miles-the-cans-shoes.html
Sander's article was picked up by ABC-TV's GreenRightNow site in New York City http://www.greenrightnow.com/wabc/2009/05/04/take-a-trip-with-miles-the-can/
And then a day later by ABC in Raleigh, N.C.: http://www.greenrightnow.com/wtvd/2009/05/04/take-a-trip-with-miles-the-can/
Followed by ABC in Chicago: http://www.greenrightnow.com/wls/2009/05/04/take-a-trip-with-miles-the-can/
See where I'm going with this...? Talk about how Miles can travel! What are your thoughts on Miles the Can?
Saturday, May 09, 2009
The program objectives where:
- Deepen connection to source of generative leadership through clarity of vision and purpose and personal sustainability.
- Appreciate relationship between interior development and external action.
- Balance between intiating and sustaining systemic change in the long term and building momentum now.
We then got into small groups and did our first "check in practice." Called What Do I Stand For, in which in small groups of complete strangers shared what we stand for. Here is what I came up with for myself:
I stand for:
- Human rights issues, particularily around adsocent girls and water rights
- Curiosity and always asking questions
- Social media tools and hearing people's stories
Saturday, May 02, 2009
- found faith / relationship with Christ on our own (minimal parental involvement)
- have tattoos
- geekily obsessed with books (take me to a Borders/Powells and you'll see what I mean)
- get side tracked by side comments, yet some how manage to bring it back into context
What good book did you recently finish?