Three Stories of Jesus’ Birth

Merry Christmas! Jesus’ birth more than 2,000 years ago is both divine and historical.  So many faith traditions point to this, a special day. Let his grace and peace reign in your heart, at home, at work, and in public.  Go spread the joy.

MATTHEW 1:18

The Birth of Jesus. *18 Now this is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about. When his mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, * but before they lived together, she was found with child through the holy Spirit. 19 Joseph her husband, since he was a righteous man, * yet unwilling to expose her to shame, decided to divorce her quietly. Continue reading “Three Stories of Jesus’ Birth”

Bullied at Work?

I remember a warmer, more joyful, people workplace, how about you?

The workplace was much warmer, more cordial, more of a team atmosphere where employees showed up to get along, and where the focus was getting the work done. Relationships with co-workers existed and helped the work get done because of the personal relationships made it easier to get through hard business decisions. This extended beyond the walls of the company to customers too.

There was a spirit of working together for the common good of the customer and the business. Yes, the price was important but the working relationship and ability to plan work and get work done were evaluated equally with the price. A company could invest in R&D because customers understood its value, companies could take the time to measure and plan in order to succeed.

PROFIT over PEOPLE

Now, the reverse seems to be true. Continue reading “Bullied at Work?”

Top 50 Start-ups

Great Linkedin article on top 50.

Why this list of companies is better than other lists of upcoming companies? Because the data Linkedin has available makes for a more clear sense of reality. At least, that’s what they say.

I’m building the office back-room for a Start-up on my current project and I’ve done Start-ups before. It’s fun to see what’s possible.

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/linkedin-top-companies-startups-50-industry-disruptors-daniel-roth

My favorite companies and their industry disruption:
– Aryaka Networks, your Verizon and Comcast bills will go down.
– Pinterest, gone hightech is tackling machine learning and AI. I didn’t see that coming.
– GRAIL, Bio-technology with $1 Billion of Bill Gates’ money, that has to be on the list.
– CourseRA, providing education to get underemployed back in the game. Nice.
– Uptake, using sensor data to make decisions, this is coming age of internet connectivity, everything and everyone will be connected.
– Wish, direct access to product manufacturers (many in China), if Americans are the low cost consumers they’ve proven to be this will do well.

There were no healthcare disrupters, hmmmmm.

What companies are your favorite?

Hallowed Eve, Be A Saint and Take Off Your Mask

Nice meditation on Halloween, thank you, father, for your thoughts. Read the quote below and watch video.

I like especially that we all wear our masks.

“Today, to live the true self that God has created us to be with all the potential that each one of us has. To take off our masks and to let the glory of God shine forth in us. That’s what this day is about and it’s
Halloween All Hallows Eve the day before All Saints Day.

So, let’s take off our masks so that we can let God’s light shine through us so that tomorrow we can celebrate the Feast were called to be the feast of All Saints.”

The video starts at 1:28, you can rewind to get the entire message.

What do you think?

Don’t you think our homes, workplaces, and communities could use Saints? Are you working on being a Saint? Are you teaching your children to be Saints?

I follow the daily readings of the Church here: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/103117.cfm This is where the readings and meditation come from.