Of iPhones, Smart TV’s and the Dick Tracy iWatch


This post is for the wonderful people who subscribe to my blog. Thank you! Below you’ll find links to two new book reviews and I encourage you to check them out. Although very different, both are excellent. There is also an update on our successful vineyard harvest. This week Apple announced the new iPhone as well… Read More

Talk Like TED, by Carmine Gallo


If you do any public speaking, you should read Talk Like TED: The 9 Public-Speaking Secrets of the World’s Top Minds by Carmine Gallo. We all know TED attracts the best thinkers and innovators in the world to speak at their event. But what’s amazing is how consistently great their presentations are. There are a… Read More

The Sacred Year, by Michael Yankoski


Have you ever read my post on celebrity leadership? If you understand the world described in the post then you understand the circus-like Christian speaking conference world Michael Yankoski found himself in. Thankfully, Mike recognized he had been caught up in it all and found a way out. His story is the motivation for The Sacred… Read More

Harvest Results

The harvest results are in — this year we had 91 tons harvested. That’s a good harvest though way lower than most of the guesses. Thanks to all who entered. I think I have most of you listed below: Larry White: 138 tons Barbara Covey Belger: 141.2 tons Bill Belger: 140.8 tons Rachel Goble: 127… Read More

Overrated, by Eugene Cho


Are we more in love with the idea of changing the world than actually changing the world? That’s the core question of Eugene Cho’s first book Overrated. It’s a great question. Sometimes the idea of changing the world is terribly seductive. It sounds so adventurous, so significant, so fulfilling. Cho asks us if those motivations… Read More

Your Business or Non-Profit Will Eventually Fail – Summer Rerun


One of the more popular posts of 2010 was my prediction that your business or non-profit will eventually fail. I know, that’s just weird. But people were genuinely interested in my thoughts about the challenges of closing down an organization that was merely limping along. Four years later, it makes the Summer Rerun list. Hope you… Read More