More Zombies

December 9th, 2019

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One-fifth of WeWork’s workforce is being laid off. The office rental company is yet another “Zombie Business.” That’s not good for workers. Nor is it good for capitalism.

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Scaffolding

December 2nd, 2019

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Winston Churchill said the sheer breadth of his reading was “scaffolding” for constructing a comprehensive view of the world. Here’s some scaffolding (books) for a Christmas wish list.

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Cicero said: “Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.” If gratitude doesn’t come easily to you, consider gratitude’s offspring. And consider a few spiritual exercises that make us more grateful.

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Suspicious Minds

November 18th, 2019

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Left-brained people tend to have suspicious minds. The result (as Elvis sang in 1969) is they’re “caught in a trap.” Doubt it? Click a link and take a test.

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The End of The Cycle

November 11th, 2019

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Judaism imagines history as cyclical. So do older church traditions. There’s reason to believe we’re at the end of a 500-year cycle. That would be very good news.

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Christians are typically known for what they’re opposed to. They’re often behind the curve, reactive. I see an opportunity for the faith community to get ahead of the curve.

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Ticking Time Bombs

October 28th, 2019

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As I write, Annapolis city docks are underwater. Again. It’s one of many ticking time bombs.

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Negative Side Effects

October 21st, 2019

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Capitalism is dead. Long live capitalism. Confused? I’m talking about capitalism that recognizes its negative side effects.

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Zooming

October 14th, 2019

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John Sculley, Apple’s CEO from 1983 to 1993, credited much of the company’s success to a process that Steve Jobs used—”zooming.” It’s effective in business. And it’s biblical.

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Outsiderball

October 7th, 2019

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The Oakland Athletics invented Moneyball. The Tampa Bay Rays invented what I call Outsiderball. It’s why, as the A’s, a team with limited financial resources, the Rays are consistent winners.

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An Undoing Project

September 30th, 2019

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Twitter founder Jack Dorsey says if he could go back in time, he’d do some things differently. What does he have in mind?

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Why do we work? Over the last 20 years, there have a lot of good books on how faith and work connect. But do they get to the root of why we work?

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New Town Road

September 16th, 2019

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The former editorial director of Billboard says “Old Town Road” represents “the democratization of the music industry.” Yes, but which type of democracy?

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Former Bush speechwriter Michael Gerson says white evangelicals are tidying up the kitchen while the house burns down. Why would he say that?

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Widen The Lens

September 2nd, 2019

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The Business Roundtable recently decided to widen its lens. That’s good news. But does it have the infrastructure, or mechanism, to pull it off?

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