Jesus and John Wayne: How White Evangelicals Corrupted a Faith and Fractured a Nation by Kristin Kobes Du Mez – Here are my five lessons and takeaways

Christian nationalism—the belief that America is God’s chosen nation and must be defended as such—serves as a powerful predictor of intolerance toward immigrants, racial minorities, and non-Christians. It is linked to opposition to gay rights and gun control, to support for harsher punishments for criminals, to justifications for the use of excessive force against black Read More

If you do not intentionally develop your leaders, guess what? You are almost certain to end up with some bad, poor, inadequate leaders

DOING NOTHING IS NOT A GOOD PLAN! If you are a great leader, then read no further; and if your organization has a successful, world class leadership training and developing developing program in place, then read no further. But… A friend of mine has developed, and is developing, “Leadership Academies” for small-to-mid-size-to-large organizations. We got to Read More

Learning Loss is not just a “school” problem – it is the lifelong enemy of lifelong learning!

The term learning loss refers to any specific or general loss of knowledge and skills or to reversals in academic progress, most commonly due to extended gaps or discontinuities in a student’s education.  —————— I heard a sobering report on learning loss on NPR a couple of days ago.  Students fell behind, and did not learn what they Read More

My synopsis of Jesus and John Wayne: How White Evangelicals Corrupted a Faith and Fractured a Nation by Kristin Kobes Du Mez is Today, Thursday, July 21, 12:30 pm, over Zoom – Come Join Us – (And, here is my synopsis handout)

A special encouragement to attend today’s session, July 21, 2022, on Zoom. Today’s book, Jesus and John Wayne: How White Evangelicals Corrupted a Faith and Fractured a Nation by Kristin Kobes Du Mez, is a religious and cultural history of the last 75 years in America.  It is a provocative, disturbing book. Please join us. All details Read More

Build: An Unorthodox Guide to Making Things Worth Making by Tony Fadell – Here are my six lessons and takeaways

I’m going to talk a lot about building a great product, but a product doesn’t have to be a piece of technology. It can be anything you make—a service. A store. This book isn’t trying to be a biography—I’m not dead yet. It’s a mentor in a box. It’s an advice encyclopedia.   For this Read More