Extreme Giving

by Jason Kotecki

I’ve been doing a lot of giving lately. ’Tis the season, right? But I’m not talking about gift cards to Outback Steakhouse or the “I saw this sweater and thought of you” type of giving. You see, just about two weeks ago, my wife Kim gave birth to our second child, a baby boy named […]

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Would You Like Fries With That?

by Jason Kotecki

“Would you like fries with that?” This simple yet brilliant question helped McDonald’s make billions. It eventually morphed into, “Would you like to super-size that?” which became a symbol of our culture’s nasty habit of overconsumption. Indeed, we are conditioned to want more stuff. Bigger homes. Better appliances. Faster cars. Fancier vacations. I’m skeptical whether […]

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Lessons from Halloween Costumes: Trying On Change

by Jason Kotecki

My favorite childhood Halloween costume may have been the Spiderman one. Granted, it was nowhere near as cool as the versions kids have the privilege of wearing today, what with the form-fitting spandex, built-in muscles and mask that covers the whole head. (In my dreams!) Mine was made of the loose-flowing, ill-fitting cheap plastic that […]

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How To Live A Better Story

by Jason Kotecki

Once upon a time… Ever notice that all the good stories seem to start that way? (With the notable exception of “A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…”) Have you ever thought of your life as a story? And more importantly, is it a good one? Is your story an adventure, a […]

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