‘Talk Like TED’ by Carmine Gallo [Saturday Morning Review]

Saturday Morning Review - Talk Like Ted

I love TED talks. I must have watched dozens of them, if not more. The concept of learning something new—and often inspirational—in a mere 18 minutes is my idea of fun. Some Talks have literally changed my life, like Brené Brown’s stunning talk on vulnerability and shame. Plus, most TED talks are great talks to watch and listen to. That’s because Ted keeps a high standard and presenters usually prepare extremely well. ... Continue Reading

‘Rookie Smarts’ by Liz Wiseman [Saturday Morning Review]

Rookie Smarts - Saturday Morning Review

This book pretty much confirmed what I had experienced myself years ago. I started working in a large hospital many years ago and had five different positions in 8 years, each successful if I say so myself. The amazing thing was that I did not have a background in health care, nor in management, nor in HRM. Yet I performed well in each of these disciplines. The reason? Rookie Smarts. ... Continue Reading

Finding Faith in the Big Blue Box GIVEAWAY!

Big Blue Box Giveaway

I've been a fan of science fiction since I was a kid, and few modern sci-fi stories capture the child's imagination while fulfilling the adult's desire for a gripping story like the show Doctor Who. It's one of those rare bits of modern entertainment that ticks all of the boxes. It's a fairy tale, an adventure, a romance—I close my eyes during those parts—a comedy, and a grand drama. In simpler terms, it's a story, and like all stories, there is a piece, a hint, a molecule, of the story hidden ... Continue Reading

‘Twitter is Not a Strategy’ by Tom Doctoroff [Saturday Morning Review]

Saturday Morning Review - Twitter is not a strategy

Don't let the title and the blue Twitter bird on the cover of this book deceive you (as it did me) into thinking this book is about social media, or brand marketing through social media. It's not. That doesn't mean it's not interesting, but the title did make me expect something else. Twitter is Not a Strategy is about brand marketing: positioning your product, service, or company in the market as to successfully distinguish yourself from your competitors. It's certainly a much discussed ... Continue Reading

More Christian Book Covers That Will Make You Wince

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By no stretch of the imagination do I think I am some kind of awesome designer. I would be flattered if someone thought I knew what I was doing—let alone compliment me on my graphic design skills. But these? These Christian book covers? Even I know something has gone terribly wrong... ... Continue Reading

‘An Advent Journey Of Hope’ by Louie Giglio [Saturday Morning Review]

Saturday Morning Review - Embark on an Advent journey

My admiration for Pastor Louie Giglio is deeply rooted in his involvement with the musical arm of his ministry, and of course the Word, which he proclaims to the world. Every year thousands of young people gather to celebrate Jesus at the Passion Conference, which I talked about HERE. Besides being the visionary architect and director of the Passion Movement, Louie Giglio is also the author of “The Air I Breathe” and “I Am Not But I Know I AM.” Louie is widely known for the Passion Talk Series ... Continue Reading

Sharing God’s Story with Disney’s Frozen

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Disney’s Frozen dominated pop culture in 2014. From the movie to the songs (“Let it go. Let it go!”) to the toys to the Halloween costumes, Disney’s Frozen refused to be ignored. And I am glad that it did. Disney’s Frozen is way more than just another Disney princess movie - it beautifully illustrates God’s story. ... Continue Reading