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Gravity and Entropy

I love science, especially physics. Now, I’m not declaring expertise…far from it! But, the debates, experiments, and conjectures interest me. As in almost all that goes on in my life, I look for threads of truth; the transferrable learning that provides portable principles which apply in many areas. Let me briefly explore two such truths…

Three Feet from Gold

The following is an excerpt from Write It Down, Make It Happen by Henriette Anne Klauser. Napoleon Hill tells this memorable story in his classic, Think and Grow Rich. A certain Mr. Darby had a gold mine in Colorado during the God rush days.  It served him well for a short…

The Choice Is Yours…

I follow Michael Hyatt’s blog and Twitter posts.  I would recommend them highly.  A few weeks ago he sent the following via Twitter. You are not born a winner.  You are not born a loser. You are born a chooser. I’ve thought about this posting often since I read it.  As leaders,…

Knowledge-Understanding-Wisdom

I am meeting with a group of great, high school young men. We are exploring what it is to be a servant leader. A recent topic was the relationship between knowledge, understanding, and wisdom. Dictionary.com contains the following definitions: Knowledge–acquaintance with facts, truths, or principles, as from study or investigation;…

The Job You Could Have Done

The Fred Factor by Mark Sanborn is a great read.  This short volume is based upon the relationship between Sanborn and his remarkable postman, Fred.  Fred’s manner, take on life, and work habits are the sources of Sanborn’s four principles that make up the Fred Factor.  The third of the four…

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