Friday, January 18, 2013

Friday Burn

::: Lead and Violent Crime
Long read on the very interesting possible association between lead and violent crime. I thought the following paragraph was the most interesting:
Karl Smith, a professor of public economics and government at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, has a good rule of thumb for categorizing epidemics: If it spreads along lines of communication, he says, the cause is information. Think Bieber Fever. If it travels along major transportation routes, the cause is microbial. Think influenza. If it spreads out like a fan, the cause is an insect. Think malaria. But if it's everywhere, all at once—as both the rise of crime in the '60s and '70s and the fall of crime in the '90s seemed to be—the cause is a molecule.

::: 7 Thoughts from a Former Pastor
Too few people care about the mental and emotional health of pastors.
Pastors who advocate innovation and new models of ministry are very lonely.
...churches and senior pastors have no idea how to empower and unleash the businessmen and women of their churches.

::: Decoding culture - San Francisco
Great example of decoding culture.

::: @LeadershipTips - People don't resist change, they resist being changed. ~ Peter Senge

::: @tonybkim - To be outstanding – get comfortable with being uncomfortable. -ALRIK KOUDENBURG

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  1. I have had that lead thing bookmarked to post on FB for a while. Amazing!

  2. yeah that is some crazy stuff in there....