Sat.Dec 24, 2011

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The Best of 2011 – My Picks in Books, Blogs, TV Show, Long Reads – and my iPad!

First Friday Book Synopsis

It’s that time of year. As we prepare to “check out” for a few days, with family, and loved ones, and food, and faith, we look back over a year nearly gone. So, looking back, here is my list of some of my favorites – my very personal “best of” lists for 2011. It is [.].

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Why the Baby in a Manger?

Ron Edmondson

Related posts: Poor Little Baby Jesus. Top Baby Names 2008 (and more). Your Baby Shower Needs a Man’s Touch. Devotional Jesus

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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!!!

Ravi Pratap Singh

May the year ahead for you and your “dear” ones look more happy, healthy and prosperous than the ones gone by! Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

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Ann Weems at Christmas

Ron Edmondson

My 2 favorite poems by Ann Weems: Yesterday’s Pain. In the godforsaken, obscene quicksand of life, there is a deafening alleluia. rising from the souls of those who weep, and of those who weep with those who weep. If you watch, you will see. the hand of God. putting the stars back in their skies. one by one. Yesterday’s Pain. Not celebrate?

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Related Mistakes

Execupundit

Thinking something is very easy.because you've never done it. Thinking something is incredibly difficult.because you've never done it. I wonder which is more common

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Is it worth asking staff to work between Christmas and New Year?

Chartered Management Institute

This last week marked my first week in a new job. As you can imagine, lots of things to learn and names to remember. Obviously CMI officially shut down between Christmas and the New Year so the decision is made for staff, but it seems that many other companies remain open, albeit with limited success. Will you be working next week?

Personal Chores

Execupundit

Study yourself. It will be a life-long course. Always know how much time you have. Don't be too quick to forgive yourself but be able to do so.

Scripture Memorization, Week 52

Ron Edmondson

Here’s is the final verse in a year of Scripture memorization. This is a verse appropriate for this time of year…and worthy of placing in your memory. Week 52 verse: “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!” ” Luke 2:14. Related posts: Scripture Memorization, Week 47.

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The Trust Edge

CEO Blog

I am thinking about writing a book called the 2 minute solution (or perhaps the 3 minute solution). Fill it with habits that take 2 minutes. Suggest people adopt only a few. So I am experimenting with some. For example, I never shower (and I like to shower daily) without doing 2 minutes of hard exercise first. He talks about the 8 pillars of Trust.

B-School Deans: Big Hopes for 2012 and Beyond

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an exerpt from an article written by Francesca Di Meglio and featured by Bloomberg Businessweek magazine online. As business school deans make their resolutions for 2012, the collective hope is to produce graduates capable of thinking creatively about the challenges that face the world.

Looking Back…A Year in Review

You're Not the Boss of Me

In this post, I want to do two things. The first is to say “Thank you” for reading this blog, and particularly to those who have chosen to subscribe.

The Power of Presence: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

The Power of Presence: Unlock Your Potential to Influence and Engage Others Kristi Hedges AMACOM (2012) How and why powerful intentional presence can be a “personal game changer” As I began to read this book, I was reminded of one of my favorite songs in the musical and film, Chicago, sung by Amos Hart (played [.].

A Ghost Story of Christmas

Execupundit

Marley was dead: to begin with. There is no doubt whatever about that. Old Marley was as dead as a door-nail. Read the rest here

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A Christmas Memory - In Over My Head

Building Personal Strength

During THE HOLIDAYS, our tradition is to spend Christmas with Kathleen's family at her sister Jane's house in Corpus Christi, TX. What's up, Dave?"

Paper Monster

Execupundit

I have been saving too many papers and have resolved to reduce the volume by at least a quarter. My goal is by one half. And by Tuesday at the latest.

Quote of the Day

Execupundit

Oh wow. Oh wow. Oh wow. Last words of Steve Jobs [Note: Corrected from previous post

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First Paragraph

Execupundit

It was sometime early in 1986, the first year of the decline of my firm, Salomon Brothers. Our chairman, John Gutfreund, left his desk at the head of the trading floor and went for a walk. At any given moment on the trading floor billions of dollars were being risked by bond traders. Gutfreund seemed able to smell money being lost.