Tag Archives: Change

Halfway to the Wall

Last week I gave my middle-school-aged son my old iPhone 5s (his first cell phone) and got a new iPhone 6s. The new phone is sleeker, sexier, more fun to hold and interact with, and the battery lasts all day … Continue reading

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The show

Every talk, every event, every time you bring people together, you are really speaking to just a handful of people. This is your real audience, the people you are addressing, the ones you hope will be changed by that experience. … Continue reading

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The problem with big numbers

The problem is that they’re big, and that they’re numbers. Our brains are not capable of thinking about “1,000 people” in a real way, let alone 10,000 or 100,000 or more.  We don’t know how take something amazing, or tragic, … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Barefoot Runner

I’ve been a proselytizer for Vibram barefoot shoes for the last five years. My barefoot story began in 2010: after more than a decade of not being able to run thanks to an old nagging knee injury, I put on … Continue reading

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The missing Do button

It’s easier than ever to discover great new ideas. But I wonder how much better we’re getting at taking meaningful action based on the whirlwind of new ideas we’re now able to find. How often do we receive a link … Continue reading

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A Means, not an End

There’s construction going on in the hotel by my office, and union members are outside protesting the use of non-union labor. There’s was giant inflatable rat on 9th avenue and now two guys have been passing out fliers with a … Continue reading

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Driving at Night

I remember a conversation I had last year with one of Acumen’s East Africa Fellows.  We were talking about the faith it takes to walk an unknown path.  He shared that his father used to tell him, “You can only … Continue reading

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