I’ve been thinking about how to best communicate a truth in which I firmly believe, in a manner that is consistent with what reDeploying is all about. In this final, long overdue segment of Get Control of the Game, I hope to communicate this truth with grace. Continue reading
Early in 2007, a group of Idaho potato growers were working with a large, privately held agricultural company to bring together six relatively small potato processing companies to form a mid-size food business. The United States potato industry had been experiencing typical agricultural peaks and valleys. Each year fresh-market potato growers in Southeastern Idaho would mortgage their family business of multiple generations to finance planting their crops. Continue reading
Lisa and I are headed to the 100th Rose Bowl Game in Pasadena with our good friends from Idaho, Dan and Colette. As we pack up for the road trip south, I am reminded of a great life lesson learned during a prior Rose Bowl experience—get control of the game! This is part one of a three-part series. Continue reading
Lisa and I enjoyed a refreshing visit in Kansas with our son, Nick, daughter-in-law, Betsy, and 15 month-old grandson, Benson. Nick and I played three rounds of golf, Lisa spent every moment she could with Benson, and we all laughed and played together. Our time in Kansas was the perfect start to the journey of reDeploying. There is simply nothing better than uninterrupted time with the people we love!
While spending time in Hill City, SD and then continuing on our journey to Kansas, I kept reflecting on the shutdown of the federal government, the inspiration of the Crazy Horse Memorial, and the books I’d recently read about the American-Indian conflict written from the perspective of the Native American. Continue reading
We awoke on day five of the Road Trip to Kansas somewhat disoriented, and had to get our bearings. Think of the many maps you’ve seen that advise “You Are Here” so you can orient yourself to your surroundings. Continue reading
On day four of the Road Trip to Kansas we headed towards Hill City, SD. Continue reading