Friday Finds - Star Wars, Authenticity, and Education

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This week I've jumped from Houston, to Atlanta, then up to Michigan to meet with another one of our awesome clients. (And as an added bonus got to visit with some of my family for an evening.) 

Here are some great articles I came across this week to help you live and lead smarter. 

36 Thoughts I Had While Watching The Original Star Wars Trilogy For The First Time by Leigh Blickley via

Several weeks ago we bought tickets for the opening of the new Star Wars movie. The problem was--I've never seen any of the Star Wars movies. Not one. Ever. So my 18-year old told me I was not allowed to see the new movie without at least watching the original trilogy. Last weekend we watched IV, V, and VI -- and I have to say that I had many of the same thoughts that Leigh Blickley had when she watched them for the first time. See if you can identify.

The Surprising Ways Inauthenticity At Work Is Hurting You by Molly Petrilla via

In this article Petrilla talks about the correlation between authenticity, creativity, and general happiness in the context of the workplace, and how without a culture that breeds authenticity, productivity will suffer.

7 Signs Your Church Will Never Change by Carey Niewhof via

The world is changing rapidly. The way we talk, read, shop, and's all changing. Shouldn't our churches be changing too? If you're wondering if your church is due for a little bit of a shake up, read these seven signs. 

Virtual Offices Don't Work by William Vanderbloemen via

William talks about how having an in-house team changed not only the way that the day to day operations of Vanderbloemen Search Group runs but also its capacity to go places he might not have thought possible six years ago.

Vocational Education Is Smarter Than You Think by Nicholas Wyman via

I get to work alongside many intelligent, well educated people. And while I see the value of a traditional, university education, I think there are others ways to gain knowledge and life experience. Read Wyman's thoughts on vocational education.

May the force be with you.

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