Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Monday, May 28, 2007
Thursday, May 24, 2007
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
Here's today's entrepreneurial trivia question:
Even after Starbucks had five stores and more than 20 employees, which item was unavailable for purchase at their stores:
Frappucino® blended beverage
Actually, it's a trick question. The answer is 'all of the above.' It wasn't until several years after the company was up and running that they realized it would be a good idea to sell any beverages at all. All they sold was beans (but you could get a free taste of coffee if you asked nicely).
It might not be too late to fix your marketing/story/product mix.
Monday, May 21, 2007
Thursday, May 17, 2007
1. The city of Los Angeles once named a street after Jack Bauer in gratitude for his saving the city several times. They had to rename it after people kept dying when they tried to cross the street. No one crosses Jack Bauer and lives. (my personal fav)
2. Kim Bauer is proof that not even the pill can stop Jack Bauer.
3. Jack Bauer arm wrestled Superman. The loser had to wear his underwear on the outside of his pants.
4. Once, someone tried to tell Jack Bauer a "knock knock" joke. Jack Bauer found out who was there, who they worked for, and where the bomb was.
5. On the 7th day, God rested. Then Jack Bauer took over.
Moving on, I took most of this week off to concentrate on finishing my new fence. Fortunately I had some help because I'm definitely not manly enough to install that post and rail myself. (you the man Fritz) It's been a good week, I feel like I'm beginning to get rejuvenated again. (not enough to wake up this morning to meet you Bry, sorry bro) I'm excited about the warm weather, my enclosed backyard (if you had 3 kids and one on the way you would be also) and everything that God is doing through our church family! I'm blessed to be a part of a great church and to have such an awesome family. Today is a good day. Enjoy the day, who knows what tomorrow brings. Hopefully it's similar to today.
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Friday, May 11, 2007
Monday, May 7, 2007
Thursday, May 3, 2007
Check out this article about a Pastor who challenged his congregation to stop complaining by taking a 21 day challenge. click for article here (probably brought on by 1 or 2 pests in the church that hated their own lives and tried to ruin his) Very simple, every time you complain you move the bracelet from one hand to the other. This causes you to think about how much you complain and eventually you get sick of it (or more aware) and you change. Makes sense I think, works for the neighborhood dogs...I want to try that on my kids maybe. Not the dog collar but the bracelet, you sick people. Anyway, that is a real challenge and pretty good stuff. The article articulates an opposing perspective in regards to the healthy aspect of complaining (venting). Which I agree with to some extent but I sure am glad that Barbara the complaining advocate is not my wife. I think the guys idea is pretty cool and sounds like a pretty effective and simple idea for making positive changes. What do you think? (no complaining about the article)
Wednesday, May 2, 2007
I've had some awesome discussions with some great leaders over these last 24 hours. We shared frustration, vision and laughed till my stomach was about to explode. I'm so impressed with my friends and what God is doing through their lives. I have this holy discontent that Bill Hybels talked about last week at the church planting conference I went to and God is teaching me some great stuff. I'm pretty excited about casting the vision to our team this week in regards to church planting and networking. God is good everyday, even when my eye won't stop twitching.