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How to Lead Young


I got my first “real job” when I was 21. After Kristen and I got married in June 1997 the big boss at my company called me one day. “Adam, we’re going to post a job today supervising your area. I want you to apply for it because I want to hire you.” A couple weeks […]

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Start-up Success: Big Heart, Big Ears, Tiny Head


The Youth Cartel is my second start-up. My first, Youth Ministry Exchange, had acquisition in its DNA from it’s day one. Launched in 2005 and sold in 2008 we wanted to acquire as many users as possible, as quickly as possible. We wanted as much activity as we could get, as quickly as possible. The “why” of […]

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To be Dynamic You Need Tension


Kicking Butt vs. Counting Butts in Seats I’ve been around organizations that are dynamic, where risks are taken, new innovations fly, and the response is incredible. And I’ve been around organizations that used to be dynamic, where it seems people are remembering big risks, iteration has taken over, and the response is flat, predictable even. (more…)

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