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Andrew Coy

Good Guy Gut Bugs

Exercising Your Microbiome

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In case you weren't aware, your gut is full of "bacteria, archaea, fungi and single-celled eukaryotes" (in fact, while "the human body has about 100 trillion cells" it actually hosts something in the order of "ten times as many microorganisms in the intestines alone"). You can't write off too much of your weight to these bugs those as they . . .

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January 30, 2018

$200 Million Gift

If you're not the customer, you're the product.

Apparently, the internet adage that "if you're not the customer, you're the product" can apply to physical goods as well – including an entire building.

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According to a recent paper published this week in Le Monde (A Addis-Abeba, le siège de l’Union africaine espionné par Pékin), the $200 million gift (which . . .

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January 30, 2018

Sabbath Day Sermon

Notes from Church

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NB: So as anyone who regularly reads this blog has probably realized, my Sunday posts are almost always explicitly religious. I typically have kept the various parts of my life measurably distinct from one another – not talking much about family or religion at work, or work at church and home. This blog is an exploration in the . . .

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January 29, 2018

Getting from Here to There

a few statistics

A recent study about the decline in the number of youth and young adults who drive cars in the U.K. caught my attention. It found that "sweeping changes to social-economic conditions and living circumstances are the main factors behind a marked drop in car ownership among young people over the past 25 years." 

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January 27, 2018

Watching Infinity, and Beyond

Rocket Launch

I don't think I'll make it to Florida for the yet-to-be-announced (but reportedly as soon as February 6th) launch, but I would love to be there someday with my two kids, both of whom love astronauts and space exploration.

I remember watching live online with my daughter with SpaceX first landed their Stage 1 rocket back on Earth. That was . . .

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January 27, 2018

Intentionally-Cultivated Voices

Learning Leadership by Listening

Silvrback blog imageAmy Jen Su, co-author of Own the Room: Discover Your Signature Voice to Master Your Leadership Presence wrote recently in a post on HBR.org that "you don’t just need one leadership voice — you need many" and that by so doing, "no matter the leadership situation or audience you find yourself facing, you can respond in an authentic, . . .

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January 25, 2018

Modern-day Parables

Powerfully Tangible

Sometimes things need to be presented with more tangible goods to really make sense. That was the power of the parable two thousand years ago, and it still is true today.

Apparently, the media and PR team at Burger King has this etched into their breakroom corkboard. I wouldn't be surprised to see them see more like these from them this . . .

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January 25, 2018

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