Monthly Archives: September 1995

Making Evaluation

There are very few things in life that add value to any and every situation. Ordinarily, something that benefits you in one situation might hurt you elsewhere. For instance, gasoline is great for your car, but not so great during a house fire. A winter coat is great during a […]

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Charles Brewer, the founder of MindSpring Enterprises, has made promise-keeping foundational to his company. When MindSpring was founded in 1993, he included this statement in the company’s core values: “We make commitments with care, and then live up to them. In all things, we do what we say we are […]

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Empty Religion

[H]e deceives himself and his religion is worthless. JAMES 1:26 Each of us has a religion—a system of beliefs that pulls together our view of God, our understanding of ourselves, and our approach to living. A friend says that his religion is bass fishing. That sounds a bit strange, but […]

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The Evolution of Strategy

I see three major stages in the history of strategy. Strategy 1.0—about 500 b.c. till about the 1950s Historians cite the Chinese military classic The Art of War, written by Sun Tzu around 500 b.c., as the first known work on strategy. And in fact, for a long time it […]

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Do not bite at the bait of pleasure till you know there is no hook beneath it.– Thomas Jefferson

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