How we cut youth violence in Boston by 79 percent

During the late ’80s, Rev. Jeffrey Brown was watching his neighborhood become overrun with drugs and violence. He decided to listen to the young people in the community — not preach to them — in order to bring about change. He is one of the co-founders of the Boston Ten Point Coalition, a faith-based group that […]

Tyler Cowan on Job Loss

Of the jobs lost during the recession, about 60 percent of them were in what are called “mid-wage” occupations. What about the jobs added since the end of the recession? Seventy-three percent of them have been in lower-wage occupations, defined as $13.52 an hour or less. This general trend, namely more rapid growth in low-paying […]

Henri Nouwen on Prayer

Prayer is standing in the presence of God with the mind in the heart—that is, in the point of our being where there are no divisions or distinctions and where we are totally one within ourselves, with God, and with others and the whole of creation. In the heart of God the Spirit dwells, and […]

Week In Review 1/12/2015

The big new of last week was the terror attacks in France. I’m going to let others provide links for that event. There were some interesting articles that showed up on the interwebs and I wanted to share them with you: Technology: Don’t Fear Artificial Intelligence Kurzweil is the author of five books on artificial […]

Changing Culture Podcast

A Swiftmas Healthcare – Changing Culture Podcast V1 No. 2

I am firing up the Changing Culture podcast again. I’ve determined that I have to be better about blogging, writing, and communicating in the coming year, so I’ve returned to putting together a podcast. In this podcast, I take a look at Taylor Swift’s “Swiftmas” and convert that into a discussion about Random Acts of […]

Week In Review 1/2/2015

Let’s end the first Friday of 2015 with some articles from the last weeks of 2014 that are worth your time. I’ll also make some book suggestions that I think would be worth a read. First, from, How to Lead Innovation like Superheroes: Knowing When Your Strength Becomes a Weakness, by Jeff DeGraff, author of Making Stone […]

Make $15/hour at McDonald’s? Just hope you talk to a real person

McDonald’s had a bad Tuesday. They released their quarterly earnings report on Tuesday and through it we discovered that the fast food chain a 30% decline in quarterly profits on a 5% drop in revenues. It wasn’t one region that brought the decline. Sales were weak in China, Europe and the United States. [1] In that report, however, […]

Education Funding Income

Income Inequality and Education Funding

It’s election season and one of the big topics that always comes up is the topic of education funding. Here in Georgia, it’s a big deal in the governor’s race. Doing a series of posts on income inequality expectedly brought me to looking into education. But I’ve had an education about education funding. Here’s what […]