Sat.Jul 30, 2011

12 Tips for Making Marriage Fun Again (Revised)

Ron Edmondson

I previously posted this several years ago, before we were empty-nesters. I believe more in it today than I did then. Sadly, as someone who studies marriages, I see more and more marriages that are just going through the routines of marriage without really enjoying the journey.

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50 Psychology Classics: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

50 Psychology Classics: Who We Are, How We Think, What We Do; Insight and Inspiration from 50 Key Books Tom Butler-Bowdon Nicholas Brealey Publishing (2006) An excellent guide to sources that can help us to “make a real difference” in our lives Note: This is one of volumes in the 5o Classics series, each available [.].

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Building a House

Ron Edmondson

The wise woman builds her house…. Proverbs 14:1). If you want to build a house… It takes a plan…. It takes diligence…. It requires the right materials…. It takes time….

A Window into Mozart

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here’s a recent post by the folks the Drucker Exchange (the Dx) that hosts an ongoing conversation about bettering society through effective management and responsible leadership. It is produced by the Drucker Institute, a think tank and action tank based at Claremont Graduate University that was established to advance and build on the ideas and [.].

WordPress.org 3.2.1 visual text editor bug – tips on how to fix it

Krishna De

{lang: 'en-GB'} Have you upgraded your business blog to WordPress 3.2.1 Well I upgraded mine today expecting that enough time has passed for all the bugs to have been ironed out. However I ran into a problem. You see the problem I encountered was that the visual editor did not work with the upgrade.

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Heidi Grant Halvorson: An interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Heidi Grant Halvorson, PhD, is a motivational psychologist, researcher, and consultant. She writes about the scientifically-tested strategies we can use to be more effective reaching our goals at work and in our personal lives. Her new book is Succeed: How We Can Reach Our Goals (Hudson Street Press). Heidi serves on the Board of Advisors to Columbia Business School’s Motivation [.].

GDP Revision: The recession was worse than everyone thought!

ReThink HR

This from the The Big Picture Blog! In its GDP release yesterday, the Commerce Dept. made revisions back t0 2003 that showed the recession to be worse than originally thought. Using ALFRED , the St.

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Scripture Memorization, Week 31

Ron Edmondson

What if this week, instead of taking the problems of this world as your own, you saw them as temporary problems…momentary bumps on an eternal road…??? What if you chose not to dwell on the tragedy of life, but on the triumph of eternal life? What if you memorized this verse? Here is this week’s memory verse: But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ Philippians 3:20. Related posts: Scripture Memorization, Week 21.

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Thinking Big?

Execupundit

In many organizations, more attention is devoted to picking up the small particles of grain that have blown onto the barn floor than to harvesting the entire field. The small particles are studied, new brooms purchased, and sweeping techniques perfected.

You Haven’t Finished Reading A Book Until You Do This… (Wishful Thinking Vs. Execution)

First Friday Book Synopsis

When I present one of my book synopsis presentations, I like to read some of the key quotes from the book and then ask folks to “turn to the person next to you and tell them which quote most resonated with you.” It always sparks some lively and useful conversations. Here’s the next step – [.]. Randy's blog entries execution how to read a book

Deposition Questions

Execupundit

Michael P. Maslanka suggests some deposition questions for both sides in an employment law case

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Quote of the Day

Execupundit

Courage is doing what you're afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you're scared. Eddie Rickenbacker

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The Adventures of Edwin

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The former Governor of Louisiana finds true love : "People who don't know me don't know what a wonderful, pleasant, modest fellow I am," Edwards said when asked how a man his age managed to land a much-younger wife. He also told reporters how Grimes, who started writing him letters while he was in prison, visited him there regularly on weekends and holidays in recent years. [HT: HT: Rick Miller

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Sir Joseph Blaine, a heavy, yellow-faced man in a suit of grey clothes and a flannel waistcoat, walked down St. James's Street, across the park, and so to the Admiralty, which he entered from behind, opening the private door with a key and making his way to the large, shabby room in which he had his official being. From The Yellow Admiral by Patrick O'Brian

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The Real World and Writing

Execupundit

Back by popular demand: The screenplay seminar scene from "Adaptation