The Long Ride Home

Tuesday, August 9—Idaho Falls, ID to Novato, CA

I arose at 5:45 am, needing to get Lisa to the airport to catch her flight to Kansas City. Since I was already up, I decided to head out early at 6:40 am. When driving from Idaho Falls to Novato, I would typically drive 445 miles and stop for the night in Winnemucca. But I wasn’t sure I wanted to end this day that soon. Continue reading

How God Gets Control of Our Game

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

Get Control of the Game—A Business Application

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

Hope!

Or, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Retirement

The path of life is often very crooked, no matter how straight we think we can make it. We are in control of very few influences, with the rest well beyond our reach. Here I am, preparing to conclude the first half of my life and redeploy for the second, and a funny thing happened on my way to retirement. Continue reading