I’m Back

I'm Back

It’s been awhile, but I’m back. I’ve returned to working at McLean Bible as the IT Director. As such, I’m in the midst of several projects and will be posting about them in the coming weeks. With hope, I can continue to use this blog to inspire other churches in their technological efforts, as well as provide some overall geekery.

An overall blog template change is probably in order too. Much to do, much to do.

Stay tuned.

Follow the Leader?

Follow the leader

I’m starting to notice an interesting trend in the people who are following me on twitter. Sure, I have people who follow me I don’t know. Nothing wrong with that. What’s interesting is that many of these individuals are so called Leadership coaches.

On the surface this doesn’t seem all that strange, but when I started to think about it more, I realized how ridiculous this was. We have to remember that one of the easiest ways to get new followers is to follow them first. Studies show that by using this method you will probably gain 1 out of 4 follow backs, as it’s common courtesy in the twitter world to follow back.

With that in mind I started looking into these “Leadership coaches” follow ratios. Most of these individuals tended to be following more people than were following them. This begs the question, how much of a leader are you if you have to follow others so they follow you?

Real leaders gain followers, on and off twitter, because of who they are. It’s their character, drive, knowledge, and ideas that inspire others to listen and follow, not some cheap marketing ploy.

So if you’re new to twitter or have already hit the 5000 tweet mark, join with me in not following these self proclaimed leaders. If someone has to go so far as to say they are a leader in something, they’re probably not.

Superhero Infographic

superheroinfographic

Thanks a lot science. Way to kill my dreams of developing super powers.

[Graphic via infographicjournal.com]

The Greatest Rivalry In Tech History

There have been many great rivalries over the years. PC vs Mac, Lakers vs Celtics, U.S.A vs U.S.S.R, and Charlie Sheen vs himself. But one of the most important rivalries in the history of technology is very seldom talked about, Edison vs Tesla.

Let’s take a look shall we? Read more of this post

DC12 Mobile Check-in Teaser

I have the honor of teaching a few classes at this years Dynamic Church Conference, and I’m totally psyched! To help drum up some buzz about the class I’m teaching with my buddy Scott, I made this little teaser.

Enjoy!

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