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The New Economy Emerging

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“This is a bad economy…” “Pretty cool, especially in this economy…” “You know, in this economy, every dollar counts.” I don’t know about you. But I hear bad news about this economy all the time. It’s at the point where it drives me nuts. You see, it’s one of those things that’s said on the news […]

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The Process of Winning

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I remember a few years back about 10 years ago a speaker at the Willow Creek Leadership Conference saying there were two types of organizations that see huge gains. The organization that buys talent. (Like when the Florida Marlins won the World Series) The organization that grows talent. (The speaker compared that to the farm system […]

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“That’s not my job”

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My stress level quickly elevated when I arrived in the returns lane. “How am I going to get all of this stuff and that little boy to the airport in time to catch our flight?” A car seat. Two check bags. Three carry-ons. And one sleepy toddler. (more…)

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Pushing Forward by Letting Go

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The beta test year for OpenYM is now about 3/5th complete, with Boston this weekend and Grand Rapids at the end of the month. Three years ago Open started as a whitepaper. Something I was tentatively calling “YouthMin Camp.” It was forking the very best of WordCamp & some of the flavor of BarCamp, and […]

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