Several years ago I was declaring my disdain for “wearable technology” seeing it as complete information overload and jewelry for people lacking the self motivation to take care of themselves. Yet last fall I was won over by Fitbit’s simplicity, popularity, and upbeat marketing, so my wife’s Christmas present to me was a Charge HR. […]
First of all, I have to start by saying that I am a huge Erwin McManus fan. My friend Robbie introduced me to McManus’s preaching back in 2008 and ever since that time, I’ve been hooked. When I heard that The Artisan Soul, Erwin’s 9th book was coming out, I was immediately intrigued. Unlike many of […]
I first heard of the Heath brothers, Chip and Dan, back in my college days when I had subscription to the well-known business magazine, Fast Company. The brothers regularly wrote columns that I found a bit quirky, thought-provoking, and absolutely fascinating. After getting hooked on their writing for the magazine, I bought a copy of […]
Once every 5 years or so I stumble across a book that radically challenges, breaks down, and shifts a thought or belief system running deeply within my existence. The last book like that for me was probably Gary Chapman’s The Five Love Languages, which, I might add, contained a radical concept for me to process […]
Have you ever been in a small church group setting and were confronted with the question, “what should we talk about?” It’s actually quite common. My group was hit with that question as we were in the process of transitioning from the Christmas season to the new series our church is doing in February. Everyone […]
A few weeks ago I was contacted by Megan Dougherty at Firepole Marketing and asked to review Danny Iny‘s new book Engagement from Scratch!, which is all about building loyal audiences online. Although I love reading and reviewing books, I was a little weary of tackling a book about internet marketing.
Onward is a memoir written by Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz about how the company recalibrated itself after getting too big too fast. I have incredibly mixed opinions about the coffee company. On one hand, I resent the fact that many of their products epitomize the excesses of American culture. After I went to Haiti last […]
When I first heard of Guy Kawasaki, it was mostly through retweets of people I followed on Twitter. It seemed to me at that time that he was just another social media guru whom everyone lauded for one reason or another. Consequently, I paid little attention to him. When stevenahill.com began last year, I was […]