I have a bad habit. On my nightstand sits a pile of books, each one partially read. My habit is to pick up a new book before I finish one. Currently, my pile includes a book on the maker movement, a Wendell Berry novel, a book on African economics, a historian’s retracing of global faith, […]
The first time I met Samuel it was in an entrepreneurship workshop where I was learning about his business, Greenhouse Coffee in China. What stuck with me most about that workshop was Samuel talking about the power of story. Often just telling our stories to each other has great power. It’s not about clever words […]
Not all good advice is created equal. Years before visiting businesses in China, I sat down for a barbecue lunch and a side portion of wise counsel with a man whose life and work I respect to this day. This was years before my career and vocabulary transition to the for-profit world, but we talked […]
I’m rarely the most intelligent or best read person in the room when it comes to book smarts. Nevertheless, I’m big on words. The words we use create meaning and give identity. To me, finding a way to phrase something so that other people connect with it is one of the most satisfying endeavors.