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Business Principles

Boycott what?

A post on the Occupy Black Friday website claims the campaign is not an attempt to punish “small businesses or hardworking people.” “We must make a distinction between the businesses that are in the pockets of Wall Street and the businesses that serve our local communities,” the site said. According to the folks at Occupy … Continue reading »

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Man -> Movement -> Machine

I want to give a shout out to Terra Nova church, who just celebrated their fifth birthday this weekend!  Good to see God’s blessings flourishing in you!!  Check out their annual report, they did a really nice job putting it together. I stopped by to participate in Terra’s celebration and heard Pastor Ed talk passionately … Continue reading »

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The value of kindness to your customers

I was reminded again this morning of the importance of clear signs.  I took my grandmother to daycare for the first time (Christa usually takes her).  We drove up and parked outside a very large building.  The front door was identified well, but when we got into the building there was no clear direction as … Continue reading »

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Gen Y at work

I’ve been reading Y-Size Your Business.  As much for the insight into the next generation as for insight on how to involve them in our mission.  It’s a pretty good, easy read.  Many of the principles presented are mix of good management practices applied to the specific nuances of gen Y and good parenting practices … Continue reading »

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Competition is good

Being a recent recipient of the HTC Evo and working with several iPhone enthusiasts who are chomping at the bit for the new iPhone, I have been reading many comparative reviews of the two phones. The iPhone has been the long time, uncontested heavy weight champion of the smart phone world. The Evo is a new … Continue reading »

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Alignment

Over the last week I have been trying to sort out how the Connect team helps accomplish the overall mission at Grace: How does the Connect team fit in the big picture?  We know why the connect team exists (our mission) and we know why Grace exists (to make more and better disciples by helping … Continue reading »

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Connect team planning

Last Wednesday and Thursday we took a drive to the Cape.  We spent two days planning; looking at the current body of work we are already doing, the projects we already have going on and the things we want to improve on.  The body of work is huge.  We identified more work than we can … Continue reading »

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Is this the way it’s supposed to be?

A couple weeks ago I had a good comment stream on my post “What is the purpose of the church?” I wanted to address one of the questions here, since I believe the question is asked by more people than we we may think. “My question is what is the purpose of church-the building. ‘Grace … Continue reading »

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Mans Wisdom

A friend made an off handed comment the other day.  “That’s all just man’s wisdom” he said.  This has been chewing at me for a couple days and i have been trying to pinpoint why.  I think i figured it out. Man has no wisdom aside from what God has given him.  Solomon could have … Continue reading »

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When to Move On

I have recently been pondering a question that must have a good answer. I think I know what to do, but would really like to get some input from others on this one. NY is a state which affords an employer the opportunity to let an employee go without a reason. In fact, legal counsel … Continue reading »

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