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Monthly Archives: December 2008

For the Man Who Hated Christmas

For the Man Who Hated Christmas

Naked Leader Week – 287 Monday 22 December 2008 For the Man Who Hated Christmas Read Time: Five Minutes (Warmth Time: Well into 2009) The short Christmas story below was originally published in the December 14, 1982 issue of Woman’s Day magazine. This moving story inspired the creation of The White Envelope Project, (link to…Continue Reading

Remembered by a Cross…

Remembered by a Cross…

Naked Leader Week – 286 – Monday 15 December 2008 Remembered by a Cross… Read Time: Thirty Seconds (Legacy Time: Forever) Henri Dunant, a wealthy 30-year-old Swiss banker and financier, was sent by his government to propose a business deal with Napoleon III. He found the Frenchman on the plain of Solferino, seconds away from…Continue Reading

Ask a silly question…

Ask a silly question…

Naked Leader Week – 285 – Monday 8 December 2008 Ask a silly question… Read Time: Seven Seconds (Smile Time Following: Seven Seconds) Our daughter Olivia passed her driving test, first time, helped (and hindered) by many people “teaching her” Word for word conversation last week: David: “So, Olivia, of all the people involved, who…Continue Reading

Persistence Pays Off…Eventually

Persistence Pays Off…Eventually

Naked Leader Week – 284 – Monday 1 December 2008 Persistence Pays Off…Eventually Read Time: Ten Seconds (Persistence Time 28 years) On Thursday 20 November, after 28 years of losing, Anthony Knott, amateur jockey, finally won a horse race. With even his children poking fun at his persistence, he proved them wrong by winning the…Continue Reading