“By all these lovely tokens September days are here,
with summer's best of weather and autumn's best of cheer.”
Helen Hunt Jackson
September 3, 2017
Psalm 105:1-6, 23-26, 45b
September 17, 2017
Psalm 103:(1-7), 8-13
September 10, 2017
September 24, 2017
Psalm 105:1-6, 37-45
October 1, 2017
Psalm 78:1-4, 12-16
Ezekiel 18:1-4, 25-32
Bible Verse of the Month
Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good; love one another with mutual affection; out do one another in showing honor. Do not lag in zeal, be ardent in spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, be patient in suffering, persevere in prayer. Contribute to the needs of the saints; extend hospitality to strangers. Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them. Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. Live in harmony with one another; do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly; do not claim to be wiser than you are. Do not repay anyone evil for evil, but take thought for what is noble in the sight of all. If it is possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all.
Romans 12: 9-18
The Back Page
p. 1 Today's "best practices" lead to dead ends; the best paths are new and untried.
… this book offers no formula for success. The paradox of teaching entrepreneurship is that such a formula necessarily cannot exist; … the single most powerful pattern I have noticed is that successful people find value in unexpected places, and they do this by thinking about business from first principles instead of formulas.
p. 6. … what makes the future distinctive and important isn't that it hasn't happened yet, but rather that it will be a time when the world looks different from today. …No one can predict the future exactly, but we know two things: it's going to be different, and it must be rooted in today's world.
… Horizontal or extensive progress means copying things that work– going from 1 to n. Horizontal progress is easy to imagine because we already know what it looks like. Vertical or intensive progress means doing new things– going from 0 to 1. Vertical progress is harder to imagine because it requires doing something nobody else has ever done.
Zero To One
Notes on start-ups, or how to build the future
Peter Thiel with Blake Masters, Virgin books, London. 2014