Sunday, February 5, 2012

Original Sin-Man, challenged by my own words... A failure to accept responsibility, a shift of blame...

In my Thursday Dudes Coffee Talk (pronounced: Cwoffee Twawk Sat Night Live style) in considering what it is to be a man, we have occasionally looked back to the Original Sin in hopes of avoiding repeating it again.  While I don’t pretend to understand and have plumbed the depths as did Aquinas or even the Wiki Scholars I have a few thoughts...

Many think that eating the fruit was the original sin.  I think that the rejection of God’s instruction followed by the ‘blame shift’ of “God, the woman YOU gave me...    Essentially Adam is blaming God and the Woman in his fall.

The question I have challenged ‘the guys’ to ponder is a ‘what if”.  What if Adam responded differently to God when caught of the act of disobedient illicit fruit munching?  What is Adam had said: “God, you are right, I was wrong, don’t blame the woman, I was just ‘checked out’ on my dominion thing...  Forgive me...  I want to be more like you and really wish I had obeyed the one prohibition you gave us...”

Today it is a key realization that we, as men abdicate responsibility and blame shift (occasionally and frequently) onto our wives.   I pride myself on accepting responsibility and not blaming others but owning the assignment given me.  (I realize what a dangerous word “Pride” is as I write.)

Well, this morning, I was reading Frank Viola’s Advice for Bloggers.  Convicted by my own words.  Franks excuse was my excuse exactly:
“My reason: I didn’t have enough time.”

But his response was...
Well, I still don’t have enough time, yet I’ve managed to blog for over three years now. And looking back, I wish I had heeded my friends’ advice and started earlier. My bad.”

Just Friday over lunch, the very brilliant Kevin Barnes @KevinBarnes was challenging me to blog.  

No more blame shift on the blogging.  Here goes...

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Publishing may never be the same...

Corporate Sponsor+ Amazon Kindle Download= Free book. I would imagine this makes print publishers very very nervous.

in reference to:

"Do the Work is a logical outgrowth of the writing in The War of Art, but it’s quite clearly a manifesto, a short, powerful, memorable rant on what it means to do work that matters. This book is so important, I’d like everyone to read it again and again."
- Changing the game: Do the Work is free for now (view on Google Sidewiki)

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Your Incredible Life: Truly a transformation

Hey, I'm really proud of my friend Rob taking responsibility for his health and nutrition... Losing 30 lbs in just a few months and looking great man! Folks be encouraged, you can change... One choice and one day at a time...

Check out his blog at...
Your Incredible Life: Truly a transformation: "September 9, 2010 was a turning point in my life. It was the day, or night to be specific, that I made the decision to begin taking better c..."

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Got telepresence?

Fascinating to see this the same week I had a Skype/Go2Meeting Call with Africa...

Even though I am in the business of internet technology, even I am amazed at the rate of change and potential connections globally the future holds.

This week, I had a 6am call with someone who is in Africa. Our goal- to help them more effectively use the internet in growing their audience and business, ultimately use the techonology to serve better.

I'm told that already, over 25% of Africans have a cell phone. Seventy percent of Africans are under the age of 30 years old. The group we are working with have as their vision "The Renaissance of Africa: from subjects to citizens."

Amazing how our firm (a virtual team centered here in little Asheville NC) in the USA can reach and touch and ultimately help bring about positive change to a continent that I have yet to visit. However, I will, some day (God willing) either virtual or in the flesh...

Simply an amazing time to be on the planet, isn't it!?! ;-)

in reference to:

"Because telepresence deliver life like video across distances, making telepresence meetings as similar to live meetings as possible when participants can’t get together face to face – and in today’s economic situation companies continue to trim travel budgets and look for economies wherever they can."
- Telepresence is a Trend to Watch in 2011 | Forrester Blogs (view on Google Sidewiki)

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

What does "Google Instant" search really mean...

Wondering how Google Instant affects our clients=merchants that depend upon them for significant traffic and revenue...

in reference to:

"“We’re actually predicting what query you’re likely to do and we’re giving you results for that,”"
- Google Speeds Queries With 'Instant' Results - (view on Google Sidewiki)