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My New Book is Here: Order Hope Runs this Week for $150 in Bonuses & $1,000 in Prizes!

My new book, Hope Runs: An American Tourist, A Kenyan Boy, A Story of Redemption, is here! And if you order this week you'll get not only $150 in freebies, but you'll also be entered to win over $1,000 in prizes. (Just keep reading...) The book, as I've said, is not the book many folks expected me to write. It's not a book about business, productivity, or technology book. Not at all. Hope Runs is a joint memoir with my Kenyan foster son, … [Continue Reading...]

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How to Make Life Better Right Where You Are

Every time I listen to music I like while I work, I think of my old work colleague and friend, @mutgoff. Maggie was already at Twitter when I started in 2009, moving and shaking and doing cool stuff. One day, at some point during the years we worked together, she sent an email to employees sharing a simple, special experience she had had that day. Here's what happened to her: In the middle of an otherwise busy work-day, she plugged in … [Continue Reading...]

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Do You Have a Confident Heart?

I'm a huge fan of devotionals, and throughout the course of each year I work through a few different ones during my morning routine -- which I call my PRESENT time. (See here for a full outline of what I do each morning.) So when I heard that bestselling author Renee Swope had released a new devotional to accompany her book, A Confident Heart, I was thrilled. After connecting with Renee through a friend last year and first hearing her story, I … [Continue Reading...]

"Hope Runs"  Nyeri, Kenya.  May 12 and 13, 2007.

Win a Copy of My New Book!

As I shouted yesterday, Hope Runs: An American Tourist, A Kenyan Boy, A Story of Redemption, is here! If you order the book this week you'll get $150 in freebies and be entered to win $1,000 in prizes. Check out the details here. But if you want to win a copy (I'm giving away five), do one or more of the following things. Leave 1 comment on this post for every item you do. Like this blog post on Facebook. Tweet this blog post using … [Continue Reading...]

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