Linus Torvalds and the Golden Rule

The Smallest of Compromises

As a resident of Durham, North Carolina, I live in a diverse and international community that blends into the culture of a southern state, full of residents whose families have been here for generations. Fifty years ago, when the population of Durham NC was almost entirely southern and Christian, Jesus was a commonly named presence …

A b-plus plan done with 100% enthusiasm is better than an A_plus plan done with 20.

A B+ plan is better…

“It’s pretty good, but it isn’t great.” My CEO client was looking at the plans for a product launch event. His staff had done all the prep and they were excited to get started as soon as he gave the go-ahead. Problem was, he liked the plan but he knew he could do better. He …

Spiritual Life in the Nine to Five Workshop Fall 2017

Spiritual Life in the 9-to-5 — workshop

It’s hard to fit spirituality into your workday. You can “make time” for prayer or meditation between meetings and tasks — and this is a good thing. But better yet: stop trying to fit spirituality into your workday. Instead, make your workday part of your spirituality! In this workshop, you’ll explore how to: (1) Define your …

Isroel Hopsztajn

How To Know If Your Mission is Divinely Inspired?

A Hasid comes to see his Rabbi: “Rebbe, I had a dream that I was the leader of 300 Hasidim. What should I do?” The Rabbi replies, “Come back when 300 Hasidim have a dream that you are their leader.” ——— Image: Isroel Hopsztajn, Magid from Kozienice. Source: National Library of Israel, Schwadron Collection

You Have to Earn Loyalty Clarence Francis

Loyalty, You Have to Earn

If you haven’t heard of Francis lately, it’s not because General Foods isn’t important. It’s because Francis spoke these words shortly after World War II. In 1952, Time Magazine ran an article on “human resources” which followed the Francis quote by saying, “In that search, at midcentury, lies the finest hope and promise of the …