Why marketers have trouble with full-duplex social technology

[ Groundswell ] Why marketers have trouble with full-duplex social technology. Your company has a chance to turn its email list into a two-way communication. Except that most mass emails from companies are “do not reply”. “We want to talk to you,” they say. “But we don’t want to hear back from you. Unless you […]

book: Total Church

book: Total Church: A Radical Reshaping around Gospel and Community I’m still trying to work out what to make of this book. To some extent, it’s another “everyone else is doing church wrong, this is how you should do it” volume, but it makes some constructive points. There were moments where I felt like giving […]

book: War and Peace

Book: War and Peace (Wordsworth Classics) It’s been almost a year since I started reading this, one chapter per day. Matt put out the challenge, and has been faithfully blogging about each chapter as we go through. I’ve found this tremendously helpful in understanding some of the more obscure topics and characters, especially given my […]

Randy Pausch’s last lecture, and other inspirational stories

What kind of lecture can make you foolishly stay up way too late? Randy Pausch’s last lecture. Over an hour and a quarter long, this video is well worth the effort. I was intrigued when the lecturer walked in to a standing ovation, and said “make me earn it”. He does. You’ll understand if you […]