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What I hope to do – Memoirs of a Venture Calvinist (Part 2 of 3)

What is the most amazing, delightful, life-changing product, service or experience you can think of? Take your time… The Life-Changing Product I believe there is nothing more satisfying or delightful than to know the vast riches of God’s love for… Continue Reading →

Why I left Amazon – Memoirs of a Venture Calvinist (Part 1 of 3)

In his commencement speech at Princeton renowned entrepreneur Jeff Bezos challenged the graduating students: How will you use your gifts? What choices will you make? Will you choose a life of ease, or a life of service and adventure? Will you wilt under… Continue Reading →

Starting with a story

The title sucked me in like a spider up the tube of a vacuum: "How to weave a story that instantly captivates your audience". My finger automatically slid across the glass of my touchpad and clicked the link. I was greeted by a cute picture of shoes hanging off a nail by their laces and an opening line that did exactly what the title said it would. Then I realized I should share this link on my blog :-). This is just a mid-week post to keep the content flowing, but I hope to explore the dynamics of merit and grace in writing in a future post. We can work really hard to craft great headlines, compelling stories and delightful prose (all forms of merit), but to actually change a person's mind or impact their life through our writing is a gift from God.

The title sucked me in like a spider up the tube of a vacuum: “How to weave a story that instantly captivates your audience“. My finger automatically slid across the glass of my touchpad and clicked the link. I was… Continue Reading →

Why today is not my day

Today is not my day. My computer’s network connection went awry last night so I couldn’t make more progress on my work (it was after midnight, so technically it’s today). This morning I woke up and felt a sharp sting… Continue Reading →

Drinking from a Firehose of Novelty

My apologies for the long delay between blogposts.  I haven’t posted more frequently because of my obsession with excellence that sets the bar too high for me to publish most of my half-baked thoughts.  I’m going to try trading off… Continue Reading →

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