Monthly Archives: January 2016

Four Score and Seven Years Later: Reflections on Martin Luther King Jr.

Today we are called to reflect anew on the vision and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., not in mere deference to ceremonial custom or civic piety but instead as Lincoln reflected on the Founders, mindful of the crisis of the times.

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Rabbi Sacks: Reframing (Vayigash 5776) ~ curated by William Haines (UTS’92))

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men who walked through the huts comforting others, giving away their last piece of bread. They may have been few in number, but they offer sufficient proof that everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms – to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way. (Viktor Frankl)

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What I learned from teaching English in North Korea

Born and raised in Seoul, Suki Kim posed as an English teacher at an all-male university in Pyongyang run by evangelical Christians; she spent six months teaching the 19-year-old sons of North Korea’s ruling class. In this excerpt from her investigative memoir, she describes the experience.

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True Love Singles ~Tom Froehlich (UTS’83)

True Love Singles is an international, true love dating site. We promote true love courtship to help you find your Significant Other.

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Leading in Trust ~ a resource for UTS alumni and friends

Bringing global experts together to address issues of organizational trust, learn from others and share knowledge with their respective communities.

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Switch Strategies

Early in your career, when you are searching for success, the best strategy is to say yes to everything. Reach way outside your current circles. Do it all, and give it your all, no matter how small. The more things you try, and the more people you meet, the better. (They’re a little like lottery tickets.) You never know what random tiny connection could become your big break.

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What do people say about you when you leave the room? ~ curated by Robin Graham (UTS’80)

Whether or not you realize it, you already have a leader brand. You bring it with you everywhere you go. It encapsulates everything about you: values, work ethic, experience, style, and a multitude of other facets of your persona. It’s a reflection of your reputation. Or, to paraphrase Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, it’s what people say when your name is mentioned.

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Why I ditched God for Good

I will always be an atheist. However, I think that encouraging people to change their actions is more essential than trying to change their beliefs. If everyone in the world became an atheist, it wouldn’t solve all the world’s problems; if everyone became kind and good, it would.

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Quote of the Week: MacArthur

“History fails to record a single precedent in which nations subject to moral decay have not passed into political and economic decline. There has been either a spiritual awakening to overcome the moral lapse, or a progressive deterioration leading to ultimate national disaster.” ~General Douglas MacArthur

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Virtue for the Week: Flexibility

When the unexpected comes, we rise to the challenge with resilience and confidence. We are willing to change unproductive habits. We seek imaginative new ways to do things. The winds of change may bend us but they only make us stronger. We are willing to grow.

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