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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

'Geography Of Genius'

Wheaton College provost called suspended professor's Muslim comments 'innocuous'
Time: The Wheaton College provost overseeing an expulsion trial against a tenured professor who said Christians and Muslims worship the same God wrote in a private email last month that her comments were "innocuous" but that they had created a public relations disaster for the Illinois college.
Religion News Service: Wheaton's move to fire Larycia Hawkins turning farce into a fiasco. Here are six questions that need to be asked

'Geography Of Genius' explores how surroundings influence ideas
NPR: Eric Weiner traveled all over the world -- to Greece, Italy, Scotland and Silicon Valley -- to investigate how genius takes root and grows. His book "The Geography of Genius" is an exploration of how great thinkers are affected by the places and times in which they live.

In new interview, Francis pushes for a church big on mercy, tough on law
National Catholic Reporter: Pope Francis has offered his most detailed outline yet for the role of the Catholic church in the modern era, saying in a new book-length interview the church needs to follow Jesus' example more closely and seek to "enter the darkness" in which many of today's people live. The pontiff has also responded sharply to church leaders who have criticized his focus on the boundless nature of God's mercy and who suggest that the focus obscures church teachings.

Ask your team these questions now in order to succeed this year
Fast Company: Sure, every company wants to "innovate" and "succeed" in the next 12 months. Now's the time to get more specific.

Four strategies for staying on the path to scale
Stanford Social Innovation Review: Strategy, capital and people are essential to scaling an organization's work and impact, but they're not sufficient -- to transform those crucial resources into the desired results, nonprofit leaders need to redesign their organizations too.

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