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Affluent Christian Investor | October 23, 2017

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AboutJames Strock, Author at Affluent Christian Investor

James Strock

James Strock

James Strock is an independent entrepreneur and reformer in business, government and politics.

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October 16, 2017 |

Teddy Roosevelt Shot, Gives Speech Anyway

Autumn crispness was slipping in. Another demanding day dissolved into dusk, amid one of the most raucous, hard-fought, and consequential presidential campaigns in American history.

That evening, former president Theodore Roosevelt would take the cause of his breakaway third party … Read More

August 8, 2017 |

Eagles and Sparrows

Serve to Lead identifies an emerging trend of 21st century leadership: private lives becoming interwoven with public lives.

That trend is becoming ever more conspicuous. It’s at the core of recent scandals relating to sexual affairs involving high executives in U.S. intelligence, the … Read More

July 20, 2017 |

Is Macron’s Marriage to a Much Older Woman Appropriate?

In recent months there has been a lot of public discussion about the relationship of French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte. By all accounts, their ten-year marriage has been successful.

Nonetheless, many people have fallen into divided camps, … Read More

July 11, 2017 |

13 Leadership Lessons from World War I

The Great War of 1914-18—it became the First World War only in tragic retrospect—was the seminal event of the 20th century. Its after-effects reverberate in our day.

One might argue that the 20th century actually began with the war in 1914, culminating … Read More

June 30, 2017 |

Would You Have Signed Declaration of Independence?

Would you have signed the Declaration of Independence?

Before you look up from your relaxing holiday rituals in appalled disbelief that anyone would manifest such egregious effrontery as to ask such a question, reflect on it:

Would you have signed the Declaration … Read More

June 29, 2017 |

John F. Kennedy | The Art of Becoming

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Why does the memory of John F. Kennedy exert such an enduring hold on the imaginations of so many Americans?

There are, to be sure, numerous factors that conjoin memorably in our thinking of his unfinished life: his relative … Read More

June 28, 2017 |

Helmut Kohl Leadership Legacy

Clare Boothe Luce famously declared that even the most consequential leaders merit a single sentence in memory.

Amid a political career of notable longevity, Helmut Kohl will surely be recalled for his singular insight, foresight, cunning and courage in leading … Read More

May 22, 2017 |

10 Watergate Leadership Lessons

Once again, Watergate analogies are in the air. Though they may be overdrawn, there are important lessons that remain evergreen from a historic, catastrophic leadership breakdown at highest level. These lessons are as familiar as Shakespeare or the Bible—and as … Read More

February 11, 2016 |

15 Reagan Leadership Lessons

As with other consequential presidents before him, Ronald Reagan is emerging as a historical figure transcending the partisan politics of his time.

Reagan on Leadership explores his leadership approach.

Here are 15 top Reagan leadership lessons:

15 Reagan Leadership Lessons

1. … Read More

February 1, 2016 |

Blogging is Dead, Long Live Blogging

Who Are You Serving?

One occasion was the announcement by the redoubtable blogging pioneer, Andrew Sullivan, that he’d discontinued his 24-7 blogging venture.

If you’re active in social media, should you be reevaluating or retooling your approach to blogging?

If … Read More

November 25, 2015 |

Lincoln Thanksgiving Proclamation

Amid the tremendous challenges facing the United States at the moment, it’s useful to recall the origination of the now-familiar holiday. Abraham Lincoln established it in the dark hours of the Civil War.

This is the proclamation which set the … Read More

November 19, 2015 |

Incumbent or Insurgent or Revolutionary?

It’s more fun to be a pirate than to join the Navy.

This quotation is iconic, representing Steve Jobs and Apple: vigorous, irrepressible, courageous, brash.

It distills the essence of the choice between being an incumbent (most people, most of … Read More

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